“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending July 12, 2008” Vernon, CT July 19, 2008 – For the second week in...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending July 12, 2008”

Vernon, CT July 19, 2008 – For the second week in a row, Live Nation was in fourth place with a power score less than 7, a drastic decline from the 4-week temporary second-place position the company held in the rankings from week ending 06/07/08 to week ending 06/28/08. At the end of the year, LiveNation’s contract with Ticketmaster will end. Shakira, Madonna and Jay-Z have already formed deals with the company.

This week, Ticketmaster and Live Nation announced additional partnerships. OurStage, a music discovery destination providing professional opportunities for up-and-coming talent, has partnered with Live Nation; Ticketmaster partnered with Simon Property Group, Inc. and will have an on-mall retail location.

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the overall ticket market last week, with a power score of 45.77. Most of the highest-selling ticket sellers retained their positions from last week, with little change in their power scores. Most notably, GoTickets.com climbed two positions, while Telecharge.com and Justbuytickets.com each fell by two places.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 07-12-08 WE 07-05-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 45.77 1 45.48 1.00 46.17
StubHub.com 2 8.91 2 8.90 2.50 8.30
TicketsNow.com 3 7.42 3 7.48 3.50 6.90
LiveNation.com 4 6.98 4 6.86 3.00 7.63
Tickets.com 5 5.10 5 5.15 5.00 5.11
TicketLiquidator.com 6 1.78 6 1.76 6.00 1.92
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.69 7 1.69 7.25 1.61
EventTicketsCenter.com 8 1.38 8 1.36 7.75 1.44
RazorGator.com 9 1.21 9 1.26 9.50 1.19
TickCo.com 10 1.21 10 1.16 9.50 1.26
ETix.com 11 1.07 11 1.03 12.75 0.91
GoTickets.com 12 0.87 14 0.83 13.25 0.85
TicketWeb.com 13 0.86 12 0.87 11.75 0.94
OpenSeats.com 14 0.83 13 0.85 14.75 0.77
Justbuytickets.com 15 0.73 17 0.67 16.75 0.67
TicketSpot.com 16 0.73 15 0.78 14.25 0.81

ABC Tickets.com
17 0.66 18 0.65 16.50 0.70
Telecharge.com 18 0.66 16 0.68 16.25 0.71
Vividseats.com 19 0.58 20 0.56 19.25 0.58
BuyBetterTickets.com 20 0.55 19 0.56 20.50 0.51

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

StubHub continued to dominate the secondary ticket market. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator maintained their positions in second and third places, with power scores of 20.90 and 4.86, respectively . JumboTickets.com reappeared on the charts in 20th place, while Justbuytickets.com and Vividseats.com each climbed a position from last week.

Seller WE 07-12-08 WE 07-05-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 24.78 1 24.58 1.00 23.74
TicketsNow.com 2 20.90 2 20.93 2.00 20.00
TicketLiquidator.com 3 4.86 3 4.78 3.00 5.45
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 4.60 4 4.55 4.25 4.48
EventTicketsCenter.com 5 3.71 5 3.65 4.75 4.06
RazorGator.com 6 3.28 6 3.38 6.50 3.27
TickCo.com 7 3.20 7 3.13 6.50 3.54
OpenSeats.com 8 2.25 8 2.31 9.25 2.14
GoTickets.com 9 2.23 9 2.16 8.75 2.31
TicketSpot.com 10 1.93 10 2.06 9.50 2.23
Justbuytickets.com 11 1.92 12 1.73 12.00 1.80
ABCTickets.com 12 1.73 11 1.73 10.75 1.93
Vividseats.com 13 1.52 14 1.46 13.25 1.59
BuyBetterTickets.com 14 1.47 13 1.47 14.25 1.38
TicketNetwork.com 15 1.35 15 1.39 16.75 1.27
TicketCity.com 16 1.30 16 1.29 16.25 1.26
CheapPricedTickets.com 17 1.24 17 1.22 15.75 1.34
OnlineSeats.com 18 1.16 18 1.11 19.25 1.10
TicketTriangle.com 19 0.99 19 1.03 18.75 1.06
JumboTickets.com 20 0.80 20.75 0.88

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the charts this week with a power score of 72.79, down just slightly from last week. All other ticket sellers maintained position from last week with the exception of Brownpapertickets.com and Groovetickets.com, who switched places to assume seventh and eighth position, respectively.

Seller WE 07-12-08 WE 07-05-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 72.79 1 73.08 1.00 72.57
LiveNation.com 2 10.90 2 10.81 2.00 11.78
Tickets.com 3 8.01 3 8.15 3.00 7.93
ETix.com 4 1.64 5 1.37 4.75 1.37
TicketWeb.com 5 1.33 4 1.59 4.50 1.45
Telecharge.com 6 1.00 6 1.05 5.75 1.07
Brownpapertickets.com 7 0.47 8 0.46 9.00 0.38
Groovetickets.com 8 0.47 7 0.53 7.75 0.45
SmithsTix.com 9 0.34 9 0.35 8.50 0.37
TicketsWest.com 10 0.32 10 0.32 9.25 0.34

TicketNews.com is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews.com keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, onsales, and more. The content is updated daily, with original articles from ten TicketNews.com reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources, including comScore and Hitwise, are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a 24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.

TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews.com. TicketNetwork.com provides leading-edge software that powers the world’s largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access the world’s largest aggregate ticket distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers wishing a private labeled solution. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.TicketNetwork.com.

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