“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending June 28, 2008” VERNON, CT July 2, 2008 – LiveNation’s contract with Ticketmaster will...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending June 28, 2008”

VERNON, CT July 2, 2008 – LiveNation’s contract with Ticketmaster will end this year; already, Live Nation has demonstrated its ability to succeed without Ticketmaster. Last week, LiveNation maintained its position in second place for the fourth consecutive week with a power score of 8.48, surpassing StubHub in the rankings.

Over the past year, Live Nation has signed contracts with high-profile artists. This week, Columbian singer Shakira, one of the best-selling international artists in the world, announced she would sign a contract with the Live Nation. As this contract covers touring, Live Nation will break into the Latin and South American markets. LiveNation has also formed deals with Madonna and Jay-Z. As a result of these contracts, the gap between Live Nation and Ticketmaster is expected to get smaller.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 06-28-08 WE 06-21-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 46.29 1 47.13 1.00 45.91
LiveNation.com 2 8.48 2 8.19 2.00 10.20
StubHub.com 3 7.88 3 7.49 3.00 7.83
TicketsNow.com 4 6.73 4 5.96 4.00 6.49
Tickets.com 5 5.15 5 5.05 5.00 4.81
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.12 6 2.01 6.00 1.97
EventTicketsCenter.com 7 1.60 8 1.43 7.75 1.41
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 8 1.54 7 1.51 7.25 1.44
TickCo.com 9 1.30 9 1.38 9.00 1.28
RazorGator.com 10 1.16 10 1.11 10.00 1.11
TicketWeb.com 11 0.94 11 1.08 11.25 0.99
GoTickets.com 12 0.92 15 0.79 12.50 0.87
TicketSpot.com 13 0.83 13 0.88 13.00 0.79
ABC Tickets.com 14 0.82 17 0.67 16.00 0.68
ETix.com 15 0.74 14 0.80 15.25 0.70
OpenSeats.com 16 0.64 16 0.77 15.00 0.69
Justbuytickets.com 17 0.63 18 0.65 17.75 0.62
Vividseats.com 18 0.62 20 0.57 19.25 0.56
Telecharge.com 19 0.59 12 0.90 16.00 0.69
BuyBetterTickets.com 20 0.46

StubHub lost its second-place position in the overall rankings, but continues to dominate the secondary ticket market. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator maintained their positions in second and third places, respectively, with EventTicketsCenter in fourth place.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 06-28-08 WE 06-21-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 22.98 1 22.64 1.00 23.82
TicketsNow.com 2 19.93 2 18.25 2.00 19.96
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.17 3 5.98 3.00 5.91
EventTicketsCenter.com 4 4.61 5 4.26 4.50 4.19
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 4.35 4 4.41 4.50 4.22
TickCo.com 6 3.76 6 4.05 6.00 3.79
RazorGator.com 7 3.27 7 3.15 7.00 3.19
GoTickets.com 8 2.54 9 2.29 8.25 2.46
ABCTickets.com 9 2.34 11 1.92 11.00 1.94
TicketSpot.com 10 2.33 8 2.59 9.00 2.30
OpenSeats.com 11 1.82 10 2.18 10.25 2.01
Vividseats.com 12 1.74 14 1.65 13.25 1.61
Justbuytickets.com 13 1.72 12 1.84 12.75 1.71
BuyBetterTickets.com 14 1.27 16 1.32 15.00 1.36
TicketTriangle.com 15 1.21
CheapPricedTickets.com 16 1.16 13 1.72 15.00 1.37
TicketZoom.com 17 1.15 19 1.16 19.00 1.04
TicketCity.com 18 1.12 15 1.32 17.00 1.17
TicketNetwork.com 19 1.06 18 1.26 18.75 1.05
OnlineSeats.com 20 1.05

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the primary ticket market. LiveNation and Tickets.com were far behind Ticketmaster with power scores of 13.02 and 7.91 respectively. These three ticket sellers consistently comprise more than 90 percent of the primary ticket market, with clear distinctions between the three, as evidenced by power scores.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 06-28-08 WE 06-21-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 72.03 1 72.37 1.00 70.21
LiveNation.com 2 13.02 2 12.41 2.00 15.41
Tickets.com 3 7.91 3 7.66 3.00 7.26
TicketWeb.com 4 1.44 4 1.64 4.00 1.49
ETix.com 5 1.08 6 1.18 5.25 1.03
Telecharge.com 6 0.87 5 1.35 5.75 0.94
Groovetickets.com 7 0.52 9 0.28 8.00 0.37
SmithsTix.com 8 0.40 8 0.39 8.25 0.36
Brownpapertickets.com 9 0.35
TicketsWest.com 10 0.29 7 0.45 8.75 0.33

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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