METAL UP YOUR PODCAST - All Things Metallica

Episode 131 - Metallica and Ticket Scalping

Episode Summary

News broke via Billboard.com over the weekend that representatives for Metallica and Live Nation worked together prior to the 2017 North American Stadium tour to dump nearly 90,000 tickets into the secondary market, effectively acting as their own scalpers to capitalize on true market ticket value. What does this mean? Were the members of Metallica involved? Is this a common practice? Exactly what is the relationship between an artist's camp (band members, management, agent) and a promoter? Is this legal? What are the future ramifications? All of these questions are addressed plus a detailed breakdown and our personal opinions on the issue. We also read fan mail, listen to "Creeping Death" from Moscow, talk through our black metal jingles and debut our two Alice In Chains covers (Nutshell/Down In A Hole) from the forthcoming EP, Cover Our World Blackened, Volume III which drops exclusively for patrons August 1. Enjoy! If you think Metal Up Your Podcast has value and are able to, we encourage you to support us on Patreon. A donation of $5 a month will automatically get you both Cover Our World Blackened EP’s, Lunar Satan tracks, eligibility for a future Metal Tales episode and future giveaways like the Deluxe Boxsets, rare vinyl, posters and more! Get involved here: http://www.patreon.com/metalupyourpodcast An easy and free way to support the show is to leave us a positive iTunes review. It only takes a minute and you can do it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/metal-up-your-podcast-all-things-metallica/id1187775077?mt=2 You can purchase Cover Our World Blackened, Vol. 1 here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cover-our-world-blackened-vol-1/1442721389 Official Website: http://www.metalupyourpodcast.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metalupyourpodcast/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/metalupyourcast?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalupyourpodcast/ SEND QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS TO: metalupyourpodcastshow@gmail.com

Episode Notes

News broke via Billboard.com over the weekend that representatives for Metallica and Live Nation worked together prior to the 2017 North American Stadium tour to dump nearly 90,000 tickets into the secondary market, effectively acting as their own scalpers to capitalize on and research true market ticket value. What does this mean? Were the members of Metallica involved? Is this a common practice? Exactly what is the relationship between an artist's camp (band members, management, agent) and a promoter? Is this legal? What are the future ramifications?

All of these questions are addressed plus a detailed breakdown and our personal opinions on the issue. We also read fan mail, listen to "Creeping Death" from Moscow, talk through our black metal jingles and debut our two Alice In Chains covers (Nutshell/Down In A Hole) from the forthcoming EP, Cover Our World Blackened Vol. III which drops exclusively for patrons August 1. Enjoy!

If you think Metal Up Your Podcast has value and are able to, we encourage you to support us on Patreon. A donation of $5 a month will automatically get you both Cover Our World Blackened EP’s, Lunar Satan tracks, eligibility for a future Metal Tales episode and future giveaways like the Deluxe Boxsets, rare vinyl, posters and more! Get involved here:

http://www.patreon.com/metalupyourpodcast

An easy and free way to support the show is to leave us a positive iTunes review. It only takes a minute and you can do it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/metal-up-your-podcast-all-things-metallica/id1187775077?mt=2

You can purchase Cover Our World Blackened Volumes 1 and 2 here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cover-our-world-blackened-vol-1/1442721389

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