Picking between physical data rooms and Virtual Platforms

It should be noted that there is no sense in making a choice between Physical Repositories and Online storage areas because all is clear. But still, not all the companies agree with us and still pick to deal with the PDRs for storing their classified data. Accordingly, what is wrong with land-based data rooms and why do we think that you have to select the Deal Rooms? We’ll see together.

  • Do you choose to cope with papers assuming that there are large numbers of file formats in the present day? Every owner is free to choose the best file formats and cope with them. It is self-evident that the only format you can keep in the land-based repositories is papers. On the contrary, as for the modern data rooms virtual deal room , you have the freedom to store a million of document formats and convert them.
  • It goes without saying that both physical data rooms and Deal Rooms have their advantages and weaknesses. But to tell the truth, the only positive side of conventional data rooms is storing the documents. On the other side, the Alternative Data Rooms are able to offer you even more. To begin with, it is a secure keeping of your files. Then, there is the variety of different Due Diligence rooms and you are allowed to pick the providers in conformity with your industry solutions, budget, taste, needs etceteras. It is a general knowledge that there are cheap and high-priced Secure Online Data Rooms, but as a rule, both of them present you costless trials which let you test plenty of Virtual Rooms and pick the flawless one. There are Deal Rooms without gratuitous tries and we want you not to decide on them. On the other hand, on circumstances that the reviews are nice, you can try.
  • As to land-based repositories, it should be emphasized that your sub-rosa documents will not be protected from the physical action. Thus, you can lose your files. Concerning Virtual Rooms, they also keep the materials on the physical server machines. On the contrary, generally, the bigger part of Deal Rooms store the materials on different servers throughout the entire Planet. Accordingly, you will not experience the data bottleneck.
  • Traditional repositories are sensitive to security leak. But the Virtual Repositories use the relevant safety provisions to provide your papers with the ideal degree of confidentiality. The thinking virtual providers hack their own Electronic Data Rooms to check the confidentiality. You are to select exceptionally the certified ventures . Accordingly, you will not become a ravine of the leak of data and will enjoy the safe Digital Data Rooms.
  • Having given preference to Electronic Data Rooms , you will get such advantages as the around-the-clock helpline, the machine translator, multi-language interface, the Q&A and so on and so forth. Assuming that you plan to be busy with the Mergers&Acquisitions, you will see that it will become more resultative. All your partners will enjoy such good points which save much time and money.
  • Using the Alternative Data Rooms, your sponsors from various parts of the world will not fly anywhere to overview your information. What they need is the Worldwide Net, personal computers or cellular phones and an access to your Up-to-date Deal Rooms.

Thuswise, we can maintain that your choice is clear but you are to take the decision. Besides, do not be afraid of wasting money on the virtual data room providers, we just would like you to draw attention to the wide choice of inexpensive Virtual Data Rooms which have all the same strengths.


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Listener questions:

  • Jesse could you talk about the qualities you look for in producers to work with (as an engineer)?
  • I’m planning to go to uni for Tech Production, what’s you opinion of going to uni for that? And what sort of stuff should I be trying to do now/outside of school?
  • At what point do you think a band should think about touring internationally? How do you think they should go about it? Can you guys talk a little about “going international?”

Being A Tortured Artist 

  • Justin Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack.
  • Max Bemis of Say Anything as an example.
  • Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie as an example.
  • Happiness and creativity.

The Music Industry Is Literally Brainwashing You to Like Bad Pop Songs

  • Actually, they’re not.
  • We have a lot of problems in the music industry.
  • ^Brainwashing is not one of them.

A Mini App Section 

Recommendations: Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem, Hey Anna (again), Lovers by Patterns & Waves.

Off The Record: Dissecting Our Favorite Punk Albums & Their Correlations

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*The Jett Brando record Jesse produced that started this idea.

Favorite Albums (in no order):

  • Refused – Shape of Punk to Come (JC)
  • Say Anything – Is A Real Boy (JC)
  • Rancid – Let’s Go (JC)
  • Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (JC)
  • Texas Is The reason – Do You Know Who You are (JC)
  • Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (JC)
  • Blood Brothers – Young Machetes (JC)
  • Wavves – King of the Beach (JC)
  • Acceptance – Phantoms (JC)
  • Lifetime – NJs Best Dancers (JC)
  • Screeching Weasel – Anthem for A New Tomorrow (JC)
  • Fugazi – Red Medicine (JC)
  • Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends (JC + ZZ)
  • blink-182 – Untitled (ZZ)
  • Brand New – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (ZZ)
  • Thursday War All The Time (ZZ)
  • Armor For Sleep – What To Do When You Are Dead (ZZ)
  • Mansions – Dig Up The Dead (ZZ)
  • Box Car Racer – Box Car Racer (ZZ)
  • Balance & Composure – Separation (ZZ)
  • The Dangerous Summer – Reach For The Sun (ZZ)
  • Manchester Orchestra – I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child (ZZ)
  • Man Overboard – Real Talk (ZZ)
  • The Wonder Years – Suburbia (ZZ)
  • Lydia – Assailants (ZZ)

Full stats can be found here

  • Includes: Length, number of songs, intros, smooth/collection, concept/no concept, diversity in emotion, LP # of career, producer.

Quick stats

  • Average length: 40.8
  • Average amount of songs: 12
  • Collection over smooth
  • Less concepts
  • Only one record was self-produced
  • The sophomore slump is a real thing


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Producing, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering

  • Jesse explains the differences.
  • Zack comments about how Jesse is good at his job.

Why Some Records Get Reissued, But Obvious Ones Have Yet To Be

  • Simple: Some labels don’t license out releases.
  • Active labels tend to want to keep getting them checks.

How To Seek Management

  • Know how to be a proactive band without a manager.
  • Our different experiences.
  • What a manager should do for you.
  • What you should do for a manager.
  • Be smart.

Gimmickcore: How To Increase Draw Without Dressing As BVB

  • Marketing!
  • Promotion!
  • Relationships!
  • Use Bandcamp to your advance.
  • Hard flier.
  • Expand your comfort zone.

Our Worst Music Industry Situations

  • Zack explains how he leaked a Saves The Day exclusive and almost ruined a relationship.
  • Jesse explains how he used to be bad with contracts and almost got sued by my mom (not really my mom).

Recommendations: ”I Am A Machine Gun” Morning Glory music videoMaybe This Place Is The Same… by Real Friends, COPE by Manchester Orchestra.


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Bands That Write The Same Album

  • The Dangerous Summer and Rise Against versus Brand New.
  • Personal experiences.
  • Reinventing yourself, by The Gaslight Anthem.
  • From the producer’s perspective.
  • From the blogger’s perspective.
  • From the fan’s perspective.

The Merch Gap

  • What does merch actually cost?
  • Merch cost versus vinyl cost.
  • Price matching.
  • Type of tour versus type of venue versus genre.


  • Do you wear earplugs to shows?
  • Why you should be doing so.
  • Jesse’s ears are pretty important.
  • Zack has hearing loss.

Vinyl Habits

  • Do you budget yourself?
  • How do we decide what to buy?
  • The collection.

Recommendations: Jacob The Rabbit by ParkThe Talk Show with guest Ben Thompson, The Internet’s Own Boy.

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Follow-up: Vinyl reissues

  • How to contact a major label for a reissue.
  • If you need to be an S-Corp to get in touch with labels.

Viral Hoaxes -> Good vs Cheap Marketing

Conflict Of Interests: Jesse and Zack are doing some more stuff

Making Good Music

  • It’s really hard. Jesse has a great hypothesis.
  • From the perspective of the: Producer, manager, label.
  • The Klaxons got sent back to the studio.
  • Full circle with the identity of your band or image.

Recommendations: The Jade Tree catalog.

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  • Get More Fans: A 700 page, extensive guide with the resources and methods to promote your band. Detailing everything you need to know to get people to listen to your music and the art around it. Now with 20 more pages including a bonus chapter on the daily habits you can do to get fans for your music.
  • Bad Timing Records: Check out Bad Timing for new Park and Knuckle Puck releases in addition to Acceptance, Valencia, and Mansions reissues.

Franchise Launch “Mobile Tour”

NJ band Franchise has launched what it has dubbed a “Mobile Tour” where they will do targeted advertising in a different city each day to try to have fans encounter a live set they filmed at a local studio. Below is a brief explanation of the idea behind the tour and in the above video you can check out what the band is doing.

“Sometimes, dropping everything in your life and going on tour is simply a bad business decision,”

drummer Corrado Rizzi said. “Is that what we’d love to do for the rest of our lives? Of course it is. But

we weren’t willing to sacrifice our ethos of always making good business decisions as a band to take

such a massive risk in an increasingly murky and unstable music industry. On the flip side, we know

our music deserves to be heard around the world. That is where The Mobile Tour came from.”

When a new band heads out on the road for the first time it’s really tough to grab the attention of

promoters in other states let alone getting people to come out and see a band they never heard of. There

are thousands of bands who share the same dream of being on the road and we wanted to find a way to

stand out, a way for people to give this band a chance. “Im not claiming myself a seasoned veteran in

any way or a road dog of sorts. I did a bunch of DIY tours along with some tours backed by labels and

larger booking agencies and had the time of my life but, from a business perspective it wasn’t exactly

ideal no matter the situation and no matter “who had our backs”. It was never about the money until

the student loans, rent, car payments and other responsibilities that come with getting older started

pouring in” Costa said. “I started to be observant with how many people came through the door when

we stopped in a new city (minus members of the other bands) and I noticed that on a good night maybe

10-15 people came to see their friend’s band and we just happened to be on the bill? That’s 10-15 new

potential fans. Now, why couldn’t we have the same effect reaching these 10-15 potential new fans by

successfully using social media and digital advertising in a smart/creative way?”

For 32 days Franchise is set to target 32 different cities bringing their live show to smartphones and

computers of potential fans. Through digital advertising the band is able to distribute their live set

to these potential fans, who share the same interest in style of music within a 25 mile radius of the

targeted city of that day. “Digital Advertising can be a very powerful tool for musicians, if it’s used

properly. It’s all about knowing which audience to target and how to target them. Through conversion

pixels we even see who is watching us and who likes what we’re doing. This confirms which audience

is delivering the most impressions deeming that individual ad a success or failure,” Costa said. With the

power of social media, Franchise is also getting interest from individuals in other markets across the

country. “Just by using hashtags on twitter and Instagram related to whatever city we are targeting that

day we are getting positive responses from new fans even promoters in these other markets which is

huge for this project,” Costa said. The band isn’t expecting a million views on their video either. “If we

get the 10-15 new potential fans to check it out each day, it’s a success in our book, it will just prove

that this works,” Rizzi said. The Mobile Tour was put in place to build a fan base in other markets

before the band physically gets there. The goal is to be able to prove to promoters that there are people

in their area who are interested in the band and that the draw could be promising.