“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending June 13, 2009” June 18, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – One of the opponents of the...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending June 13, 2009”

June 18, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – One of the opponents of the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, independent concert promoter Seth Hurwitz, is taking legal action to fight the consolidation by suing Live Nation. The lawsuit, which was filed in March 2009, one week after Hurwitz appeared before Congress, claims alleged ‘abuse of its monopoly power’ by the ticket giant which Hurwitz claims hurts his companies, It’s My Party and It’s My Amphitheater (I.M.P., I.M.A.). According to TicketNews, Hurwitz believes that he and other independent promoters are systematically squeezed out by competitor Live Nation, which could intensify if the merger is approved.

Ticketmaster’s subsidiary secondary ticket company, TicketsNow, announced this past week that it is launching a new ticket transparency initiative. Titled “Fans Up Front,” the initiative will give fans more information when purchasing tickets from the secondary market including the original price of the tickets as well as whether or not face value tickets are still available from Ticketmaster.


TicketsNow moved up one position in the Top Overall Sellers rankings, by changing its rank from number four to number three with a power score of 7.08. The secondary site was only superseded by Ticketmaster with a power score of 32.23 and StubHub with a power score of 18.58

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 06-13-09 WE 06-06-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 32.23 1 32.44 1 33.12
StubHub.com 2 18.58 2 18.26 2 19.06
TicketsNow.com 3 7.08 4 7.00 3.75 5.62
LiveNation.com 4 7.01 3 7.00 3.25 6.81
TicketLiquidator.com 5 3.80 5 3.94 5 3.97
TicketCity.com 6 2.38 6 2.43 6 2.44
TicketWeb.com 7 1.50 7 1.53 7 1.58
Telecharge.com 8 1.49 8 1.42 8.25 1.45
AceTicket.com 9 1.37 9 1.31 12.5 1.09
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 10 1.27 10 1.24 9.25 1.33
ETix.com 11 1.18 11 1.20 10.5 1.22
RazorGator.com 12 1.07 13 1.04 12.25 1.06
Tickets.com 13 1.06 12 1.08 12 1.09
JumboTickets.com 14 0.98 15 0.86 16 0.84
GoTickets.com 15 0.96 14 1.01 13.5 1.03
Vividseats.com 16 0.86 16 0.85 15 0.92
BrownPaperTickets.com 17 0.76 18 0.73 18.25 0.69
EventTicketsCenter.com 18 0.73 19 0.71 18 0.74
FindTicketsFast.com 19 0.63 23 0.59 24.25 0.54
ABCTickets.com 20 0.58 25 0.56 25.25 0.51

Jumbo Tickets made its ascent in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings to the top ten portion of the list, moving up two spots to number eight with a power score of 2.03. The top seven spots remained the same this week with StubHub ranking first with a power score of 33.41.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 06-13-09 WE 06-06-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 33.41 1 32.91 1 34.67
TicketsNow.com 2 13.00 2 12.88 2 10.53
TicketLiquidator.com 3 7.15 3 7.43 3 7.55
TicketCity.com 4 4.54 4 4.63 4 4.66
AceTicket.com 5 2.68 5 2.57 7.5 2.18
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 6 2.61 6 2.54 5.5 2.75
RazorGator.com 7 2.19 7 2.14 6.75 2.22
JumboTickets.com 8 2.03 10 1.77 10.25 1.77
GoTickets.com 9 2.01 8 2.12 7.5 2.16
Vividseats.com 10 1.84 9 1.82 9 1.93
EventTicketsCenter.com 11 1.55 12 1.52 11.5 1.60
FindTicketsFast.com 12 1.40 16 1.32 16.5 1.20
ABCTickets.com 13 1.33 17 1.29 17.25 1.19
TicketsZoom.com 14 1.27 13 1.42 15 1.29
TicketNetwork.com 15 1.26 14 1.42 15.25 1.33
TicketSpot.com 16 1.24 15 1.34 15.25 1.30
CheapPricedTickets.com 17 1.13 19 1.06 19 1.06
TickCo.com 18 1.13 11 1.74 11.5 1.73
BuyBetterTickets.com 19 1.13 18 1.13 17.25 1.17
TicketTango.com 20 1.10 20 1.05 16.75 1.24

The top ten positions in the Top Primary Sellers ranking did not change this past week with Ticketmaster positioned at number one with a power score of 65.06. It was followed by Live Nation with a power score of 14.40 and Ticket Web with a power score of 3.05.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 06-13-09 WE 06-06-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 65.06 1 65.11 1 65.79
LiveNation.com 2 14.40 2 14.31 2 13.80
TicketWeb.com 3 3.05 3 3.08 3 3.16
Telecharge.com 4 3.02 4 2.85 4 2.89
ETix.com 5 2.48 5 2.50 5 2.53
Tickets.com 6 2.38 6 2.42 6 2.40
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.54 7 1.47 7 1.39
Tix.com 8 1.26 8 1.28 8 1.17
Wantickets.com 9 0.81 9 0.76 9 0.73
TicketPop.com 10 0.47 10 0.53 11.75 0.42

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 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.
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