#Ticketmaster exposed - How they help scalpers rip you off!

#Ticketmaster #GretaVanFleet Ticketmaster has been caught red-handed by undercover reporters helping scalpers jack up the prices of tickets... all for a cut. This is the reason you can't get tickets to popular events. All views shared in this video, unless quoted from an oustide source, are strictly my own opinion. I encourage everyone to research this story and draw their own conclusions. Greatest Guitar Tone Trick: https://youtu.be/gaSrXimH3ZI How to Record Heavy Guitar: https://youtu.be/jfEh79A0b0U How to Record Heavy Drums: https://youtu.be/1gcr3c107OM Subscribe to SpectreSoundStudios and help the channel grow! More subs=more of the most honest music gear reviews on Youtube! http://bit.ly/1SfU1m4 About Spectre Sound Studios: I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. On my channel you can find tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and plugin effects. We've covered Moon on the Water, played Bias FX, given you the absolute best in Stupid Musician Texts, ranted & raved about bass guitar, and this channel is where The Eagle has Landed. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on this channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for checking out my channel & please subscribe!

100+ Comments:

Adam Fox
Adam Fox:
"Shad up, will ya! I'm tryin' to watch da Frickin' News!"
hahaha frickin' news
Pdub Adub
Pdub Adub:
The Frickin' news is Frickin' awesome.
Doms Records
Doms Records:
You have the best job in the world...keep it up:)
Cameron Wilson
Cameron Wilson:
All the dislikes must either be ticket scalpers or bass players
Mike H
Mike H:
Two words as to why it's allowed: political lobbying.
Chris J
Chris J:
The Fricken News? Perfect name!
Cameron Fleury
Cameron Fleury:
I really like the idea of The Frickin' News. On the other hand ticket scalping is a big sham, and it's no surprise (still bs) that a large company would do such a thing.
Eric Smith
Eric Smith:
Theres another ticket website called TickPick that i highly recommend you guys all check out. Its not perfect but they dont include fees on their tickets. If a ticket on there says its $50, its $50 no BS
Rudy Ayoub
Rudy Ayoub:
I once bought Amon Amarth tickets, and my boss didn't let me take the day off. And you know refunds arent a thing.

sad lif
There's a REALLY easy and obvious solution to this, one that many of us have been practicing since, well, the early 90's when the obvious news, even before much internet, broke that Ticketmaster was a scam, not just to the fans but to the bands as well. Just say no. I have spent my entire adult life in the recording industry and I have gone to a grand total of ONE ticketmaster show in my life. Hasn't hurt me one bit to stay away. Ticketmaster only works because you guys keep paying them to be criminals. I see a catholic church parallel here (nyuk nyuk nyuk)
I diagree with your Greta Van Fleet statement. Yes, we need new rock, but there is literally nothing new about them. Just another retro band is the least Rock needs now. It needs to come up with something new to become relevant again.
Spencer Bladyka
Spencer Bladyka:
Haha... Greta van fleet... “new” rock n roll... good one
Metal Madness
Metal Madness:
Dorian two
Dorian two:
Thanks for taking these dickwads to task Glenn. Wish more of the bands would pull a Pearl Jam on them. Or at least call em out for the fans. Good on CBC as well.
David Fuller
David Fuller:
Beyond everything else, they absolutely slam you with fees. I bought a $60 ticket to Mayhem fest about 8 years ago and the ticket ended up costing me over $90.
Andrew Mystic
Andrew Mystic:
I try to buy my tickets directly from the venue site
The Winged Rhino
The Winged Rhino:
Why can't bands auction tickets themselves while keeping a minimum price for bidding and a very high "buy now" price for an immediate sale? They could let the bidding continue until a week before the show or something like that. At least if people are being ripped off, the bands would make money (and hopefully use it to create a better experience for their fans in the future) instead of random guys who know how to run a web scrapping script. Also, ask for an id before selling tickets. If you neighborhood pub can do that, so can a band.
Joaquin Lance
Joaquin Lance:
This is why I haven't been to a show in over 10 years. The last time I tried to buy a ticket they announced a second wave of ticket sales and I waited for the clock, which is internet synchronised, to strike the time and I clicked instantly and tickets we're already sold out. I decided to give up until these fraudsters we're taken to task. I will never buy a ticket from scalpers. I blame the dumb people that pay the scalpers more than the scalpers. If you're dumb enough to give your money away there will always be people lining up to take it.
Do Ticketmaster and Gibson have the same CEO?
kilbox 1a
kilbox 1a:
The Fricken news, subsidiary of Fricken Fricker news Media, subsidiary of Spectre Media Group.
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis:
The Frickin’ News!!!! 😂😂😂😂 Awesome title man!
VR Play Nation
VR Play Nation:
lol, love the intro!
david quinn
david quinn:
We had this for a long long time in Ireland. Government finally passed a law which has banned this practice otherwise you could end up playing upwards to 300euro or more for some events. But most metalheads if they cant attend a concert will resell their tickets for face value
Brian B
Brian B:
This better be a regular segment!!
Mauricio Fuentes
Mauricio Fuentes:
great video, you should do more of this
What a wonderful show title ;) Ya Ticket Master and Stubhub are in bed with each other. Been that way for a LONG time. I have been ready to go on a ticket buy several times in the last 2 years. Literally hit buy the second it went on sale and it was sold out immediately. 40k seats sold in 1 second. I'm calling BS. I commend NIN for requiring in person ticket purchases on their last tour. This completely bypassed this BS.
This was the #1 reason I haven't been to an arena sized show in over 14 years--not worth the headache and usually is for a band that is cool but not $100+ cool.
Adam Bendelow
Adam Bendelow:
What do you think of Gary Glitters music being censored because of his crimes?
Ticketmaster should be considered fraudulent. They're cyber scalpers.
Raymond Davis
Raymond Davis:
Do it the old fashioned way: Find an in person scalper 45 mins before the show and offer him 80% of the price of the ticket. Also it's best if you can get two of them in a bidding war with each other.
Jon Wisbey
Jon Wisbey:
Good one Glen. Artists themselves can do a lot to prevent this kind of scam. Here in the UK a number of artists, lead by Ed Sheeran (hate his music but he does come over as a nice geezer) have stopped accepting tickets to their shows that have been sold through resale sites like stubhub and ticket master. Instead they suggest a return and resale via the venue, going through a site like Twicket, that caps the price a ticket can be resold at to face value, or even running a ticket transfer scheme via their own fan message boards. Its not perfect but it is a step in the right direction.
Haista vittu, Glenn! Well, actually haista vittu Tickemaster and scalpers!
I freakin' love these! Keep 'em comin' Glenn! You ROCK! \m/
Don't forget the fantastic fees! 30 bucks for the Sabaton/Kreator show? Hellll yeah!!!! Checkout - $50...WTF???

Also, Deep Purple made me sad. Was super excited to see them and all I could hear was the guitar. Suppose ya gotta know when to throw in the towel. Priest kicked ass though \m/
Stevie Wolfe
Stevie Wolfe:
Brought to you by the Frick News Network. FNN for short.
Chef 5150
Chef 5150:
How buying a ticket on ticketmaster ususally goes:
Me: ok lemme look at one ticket just to get a price...
Ticketmaster: one ticket: 60 bucks
Me: ok cool I need two tickets tho so lemme look where I can sit.
Ticketmaster: yeah 2 tickets? That’ll be 900 dollars, the blood of a Virgin, and your first born son.
Anita Potter
Anita Potter:
Haven't purchased any tickets from TicketBastard in over 10 years. Tried getting tickets to go see Heaven and Hell back in i think 2009 (was sold out) but they wanted $178 a piece for a pair on a resale site and never understood why...now I do. Tossers >:(
Luis Pérez
Luis Pérez:
Yes, Glenn news! Good info and good fuck yous every day with my coffee is the best way to start the day :D
Day Of Sludgement
Day Of Sludgement:
This was fucking amazing keep em coming glenn!
Pablo Nino Nathanael Stoop
Pablo Nino Nathanael Stoop:
Just bought my Ozzy tickets from them. No problems with me, price was good and shipping fast.
Black Lab Hugger
Black Lab Hugger:
Tickets at the door.... Eh?
Albus. Band
Albus. Band:
Well fricken done Glenn. Always an honest approach to everything & shining a light on the atrocities of the world (both in life and shit gear). Cannot thank you enough. Much love from the Midwest.

The Frickin News is the best news source in 2018
A lot of people refuse to sell tickets through Ticketmaster or at least look for alternatives. I bought Periphery tickets last year for $25 a piece, and spend another $25 a piece to upgrade to VIP and I got to meet the band! SMD scalpers!
Really dig the Frickin News theme.
I kinda want that to play whenever I enter or exit a room, or when I say something crazy.
Hua Hua
Hua Hua:
I stand corrected! Great Frikin News Glenn!! Some real journalism for once! Good job man!
Mike Mooney
Mike Mooney:
State of the Sound is sold out, but you can get a ticket on stubhub for $350.

Edit : /s
Siggy Guitarist
Siggy Guitarist:
Most Greta Van Fleet fans are just Led Zeppelin fans who are super stoked to hear new Led Zeppelin songs 😂

That being said, I think they sound awesome. Respect!
Alessandro Arzilli
Alessandro Arzilli:
Hey! This video should be seen in schools to help young non expert metalheads ☺
tiny b
tiny b:
Saying that GVF is from Detroit, is like saying that London is a suburb of Windsor. And you know that no one from London would even want to associate with Windsor.

It's not like they ever played shows in Detroit before they made it. The only thing that Frankenmuth and Detroit have in common, is that both cities have an affinity for chicken dinners.
X-147 Productions
X-147 Productions:
Frickin hell, this is great.
Maybe once or twice a week? Wednesdays seem the best day for a once a week format, Mondays and Thursdays if Sir Frick can manage to pump out that content. Either ways, amazing format, can't wait for more.
Amir Khalid
Amir Khalid:
There's a reason Pearl Jam called them "Ticketbastard" 20 years ago. They've been doing it at least that long.
Camden D
Camden D:
Woah, holy frick , its the fricken' news. Dude gnarly
Awesome. I hope The Frickin' News will become a regular feature of the channel.

As for Tickmaster (not a typo), I pretty much decided to no go to any shows they were selling tickets for about 10 years ago...
Jorgeä Baezp
Jorgeä Baezp:
Loved the intro. You should have a weekly episode of frickin news IMO
Christopher Jazzcat
Christopher Jazzcat:
The Frickin' News" love it! Pun/10
it's simple DONT GO to these show, instead go to the underground shows and have more chances to discover new valid bands.
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson:
Great stuff Glenn! I stopped using Ticketmaster when they removed the physical locations in my area (like 20 years ago).
Flo S
Flo S:
I like the pilot episode. I think you could improve the show with multiple news in the same amount of time. Like 2-3. Keep it up!
Daniel Almagro
Daniel Almagro:
The scalper promo includes a laser pointer. Guaranteed, your bass player is going to buy it!
Bryce Dahlke
Bryce Dahlke:
I'm looking forward to more frikin' news! Great as always Glenn.
old mans voice
*"I KNEW IT!"*
Hey guitar Busdriver Otto from the simpsons!
Glenn, let me stroke your beautiful mane of hair. It reminds me of those hairs on heads of corn.
Already know I gonna enjoy this vid ... Just the opening is great
Zack Groce
Zack Groce:
So Frickin happy to see this! Into was fly too. Channel is evolving all the time, and it just gets better every video. Hands down my favorite channel on YouTube. Keep it up Glenn!
sphinct Tear
sphinct Tear:
thank you so much for the fast upload video here glenn i fuckjng love you! a shirt about ticket scalpers? or the guy at the mix desk having to make up for the overly scooped mids of the guy playing a warlock through a line 6 ?
"Frickin' News!" Love it! Hate the scalpers; love the video.
Gavin Badcock
Gavin Badcock:
Great Bad News T-Shirt. The best Metal band ever! The Warriors of Genghis Khan rule!
Better than *AHEM* CNN, BBC, FOX LOL!
Julian Cavaleri
Julian Cavaleri:
I'm glad we have several ticket-sellers in Europe, Eventim for example, It's better to have some choice. Unfortunately, you can never completely escape the scalpers.
I hate dolphins
I hate dolphins:
Sweet! You're doing the news thing you were talking about! Hell ya!
Paranormal Cucumber
Paranormal Cucumber:
*Glenn fricker*
Line- Welcome to the frickin news
Metal Perception
Metal Perception:
Mother Fuckers.

I still hate Pearl Jam.
Dan Thomas-Commins
Dan Thomas-Commins:
Really well-done video Glenn. This segment works!
Kevin Gs WK
Kevin Gs WK:
Now this is where it's at
Chris Daykin
Chris Daykin:
Exactly why I rarely go to concerts - the best value for me is "classic albums live" - I get to support real musicians and I get to hear the music i love (classic rock) in a format i love "the entire album" plus a greatest hits mini set - if you buy the entire season you can get great seats and free parking - it's frickin awesome!
Lord Winterheart
Lord Winterheart:
good work as always glenn keep it up!
Gary Heighway
Gary Heighway:
Depends on what politicians there paying.
I hope Frickin' News becomes frickin' semi-regular
Bullets Forteeth FULL AUTO
Bullets Forteeth FULL AUTO:
The show title is gold <3
Christopher Junkins
Christopher Junkins:
Wow, the frikin news is an awesome concept and that opening is nice dude! Anyways, talking about standing up and saying no? I stood up years ago and said FUUUCK NO! Why? Because 400 bucks or so for a Metallica NOSEBLEED SECTION ticket (SINGLE!).... yea sorry no! And then the scalper's dream stub-hub doing the same thing or worse? HAHAHA, I'm no dumbass. I'd LOVE to see bands like GVF or Metalica live, I'm NOT paying that much. I've HATED ticketmaster for a long time for this and other reasons, and now this just adds to it.
rune bailey
rune bailey:
they also have a sister company called get me in. i went to see soad tickets went on sale at 10 am sold out at 10.15 am and were on get me in for 100+ pounds by 10.30
Adam Fox
Adam Fox:
I'm still pissed off at those gonnifs at TicketBastard for keeping a quarter of my refund for tickets to a playoff game that never got played. (It was almost a decade ago, but I'm still pissed.)
RDE Lutherie
RDE Lutherie:
TicketMaster was a scam right from the get go! Freakin' middle men!
Wait, what? How does a monopoly exist and how does a consumer protect themselves in a supposed free market?... The free market (in this instance) IS THE PROBLEM! That's why the _evil_ state exists, to regulate and try to create some level of balance/fairness in the market (and of course to further be exploited/"corrupted" by the "free market capitalists", ultimately serving as yet another mercenary arm).

I felt like finally saying something because this is exactly the hole I find in your thinking in other areas. You have strong opinions about certain things pertaining to societal and interpersonal dynamics without any real systemic insights, not to be condescending, as honestly I'd otherwise love to just have a conversation regarding this.
Nice one dude. I'd say the frickin news is successful!
Like! I didn't realize how bad it was with TM, thanks for informing us
J C:
Pieter Worm
Pieter Worm:
So the slayer concert i wanted to go to (for obvious reasons) sold out in two minutes while i was in class, seems legit
hugues pinaud
hugues pinaud:
Hi Glenn ! How do you feel about that EUCD thing, especially article 13 ? I think that would suit the frickin news perfectly
Mark Loving
Mark Loving:
This is so big in the UK, IT HAS MADE THE NATIONAL NEWS!!!
this is why i dont go see some of my favorite bands
Solder Joe
Solder Joe:
Scalping tickets should be a good argument for the death penalty.
Wal-Mart is a monopoly as well. I wish they would close their doors and let the local businesses flourish.
David Wallace
David Wallace:
YES!!!!! If this is the kind of news you'll be doing, I won't miss an episode of "The Frickin' News." (But keep the tutorials and Stupid Musician Texts coming.)
Black Chrome Whiskey
Black Chrome Whiskey:
The Fricken' News, Love it!