TicketNews.com released its exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/26/07 this morning. Here is a quick taste of where all the websites stand.
Appearances can be deceiving. It may look like there is minimal action in the Primary Sellers rankings – the first six sellers don’t change, Groove Tickets moves up two spots to number seven, Tix and TicketsWest drop one place each to eight and nine, and Wantickets replaces Brown Paper Tickets at ten – but there is a behind-the-scenes struggle beyond those small changes. While Ticketmaster remains the number one ranked Primary Seller with Live Nation still at number two, it is a very different picture this week. Last week Live Nation appeared to be taking a bite out of Ticketmaster’s online business. They are bound to Ticketmaster at least until their contract expires in 2008, putting them in the precarious position of having to be in bed with the behemoth while they attempt to hog the covers. This week Ticketmaster pulls the blankets back. Hard. Live Nation suffers a sharp decline in market share, which while not reflected in the Primary Sellers rankings, becomes more apparent on the Overall Sellers chart . . .
Like the Primary Sellers, the top six Secondary Sellers remain the same. StubHub! continues to reign as number one while TicketLiquidator takes the number two spot, TicketsNow number three, Coast to Coast Tickets number four, TickCo Premium Seating number five, and GoTickets.com number six. ABC Tickets moves up one spot to number seven, pushing RazorGator down to number eight. Ticketnetonline.com moves from the Top Twenty Sellers to the Top Ten, taking the number nine ranking. Online Seats stays at number ten.
Ticketmaster refuses to budge from the number one ranking on the Overall Sellers chart. Week over week the ticketing titan remains static, as if it is the sun around which all the rest of the industry revolves. Things have been heating up with Live Nation’s rapid ascension through the rankings towards Ticketmaster. The concert promoter ventured as close as the number two spot before dropping to number four this week, a fall not quite of Icarian proportions, but still ominous. StubHub! moves up to number two and TicketLiquidator rises to number three this week. The sellers below Live Nation freeze in their spots. TicketsNow remains at number five, Tickets.com at six, Coast to Coast Tickets at seven, TickCo Premium Seating at eight, and TicketWeb at nine. ABC Tickets takes GoTickets.com’s place at number ten.
To see all the Top Tens rankings, check out the press release in the Daily Buzz section of TicketNews.com. Visit the Industry resources section of TicketNews.com for full lists of the Top Twenty Secondary Ticket Sellers and the Top Twenty Overall Ticket Sellers, to read an explanation of how we calculate the rankings, or to download the application for inclusion in our rankings.