Author Archives: Daniel Tuttle

Record Union A&R Invite

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A few years ago, I did a break down on Tunecore Vs Record Union, which has been a very popular article. A lot of people have been curious about Record Union. It seems people are annoyed with Tunecore as I was. At the time Record Union allowed me to give away a code that allowed you   …Continue Reading


You cannot devalue music.

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I agree with Quirk’s statements 100%. I feel like anyone interested in being involved in the “music industry” needs to get on this level, otherwise you’re just chasing your own tail. When I hear people complain about discount pricing in online stores or fret about on-demand services such as Rhapsody and Spotify, I rebut them   …Continue Reading


Web Design Tools

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I’m still sorting through my bookmarks. Which is good news because that means I get to share more interesting development tools. As I mentioned before, I am not a fan of reinventing the wheel, and if someone made a tool to simply a process I need to do often, I am all about utilizing it.   …Continue Reading


Bruce Lee

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Bruce Lee. This is certainly a weird experience for me, Bruce Lee was a monument of legendary proportions to me when I was growing up, a serious inspiration to me on so many different levels. I was born just a few short years after his passing,   …Continue Reading


My Take on the Spotify Debate

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This debate about Spotify payouts isn’t new, but it has flared up again due to Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich pulling some of his catalog and getting vocal about it. I want to respond to some of the critics and frame the information and sticky points because I don’t think some of the criticism is   …Continue Reading


Eight Quick Typography Tools

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Still organizing my bookmarks and sharing some of my various design tools. I like having a small arsenal of quick builders to save time, since I do 95% of my work in Notepad++. To be fair, half of these are filler text generators, but I seem to have a need for those quite often. So   …Continue Reading


Five Tools To Make Quick Backgrounds

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I’m organizing my bookmarks, and realizing I have a lot of good tools I should share around. This is a list of five tools to make quick backgrounds I use quite often in CSS development that save me a lot of time. I find myself in a situation where I am often building templates for   …Continue Reading


Tunecore vs Record Union

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I’ve been releasing albums to iTunes and other digital stores for many years and I’ve historically used Tunecore’s service to aggregate my music. Over the past couple years, I have found their incremental changes intolerable and started seeking a new service to push my label’s music through. I did a ton of searching around and   …Continue Reading


First Websites Part Two: Killdevil Studios

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Besides my band website, my first major independent project was Killdevil Studios. It is now defunct and we lost control of the domain back in 2001 or so. Killdevil Studios is entirely the predecessor of Bottle Imp Productions, the small record label I manage currently. Killdevil Studios was put together by me and my band-mate   …Continue Reading


IE9 Placeholder Solution

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Because I largely build independent websites I don’t usually fret over supporting out-dated browsers, in particular, Internet Explorer. Working with my current firm, it is a bit more necessary since we’re building things for marketing purposes and naturally, you lose a lot of important leads not supporting them. IE9 is really turning into the new   …Continue Reading