By Stacey Willets
TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/12/07 today. Here is a quick taste of where the websites stand.
Though it’s not quite the breaking up of a band, there’s a shuffle in the Primary Sellers top five. Fourteen weeks after settling into their pattern (Ticketmaster, Tickets.com, Live Nation, TicketWeb, and Etix), the sites shift. Ticketmaster continues to dominate the primary market, staying perched at number one. Live Nation jumps Tickets.com to take the number two spot. Tickets.com slips to number three. TicketWeb and Etix remain at four and five . . .
While ticket resellers may be boisterously celebrating the string of recent successes in easing or eliminating anti-scalping laws, the Secondary Sellers chart is relatively quiet. The top eight websites appear in the same spots as last week. Online Seats and Ticketnetonline.com switch places, appearing at nine and ten, respectively.
Live Nation makes its first foray into the triad of Top Overall Ticket Sellers, rising through the rankings from number six to number three. Ticketmaster and StubHub! border the site above; TicketLiquidator.com and TicketsNow border it below. Tickets.com, number four last week, drops to number six. GoTickets.com moves back onto the chart, claiming the number nine ranking and pushing TicketWeb down to number ten.
To see all the Top Tens rankings, check out the press release in the Daily Buzz section of TicketNews.com. For full lists of the Top Twenty Secondary Ticket Sellers and the Top Twenty Overall Ticket Sellers, visit the Industry resources section of TicketNews.com.