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TicketNews.com

April 23, 2009 12:13 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending April 18, 2009

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending April 18, 2009.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Ticketmaster and Live Nation's efforts to obtain approval of the proposed merger from the Department of Justice have encountered another wave of opposition this week. Several states have banded together to start their own investigation into the merger. According to TicketNews, attorney general offices in at least eight states, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, Iowa, Illinois and California, locations in which both companies maintain offices, are reportedly working together to help the DOJ in its antitrust investigation into the proposed merger.

Secondary ticket giant StubHub! won a legal battle this week, when a judge ruled in favor of the company in a case that would have required the company to collect an 8 percent Chicago Amusement Tax fee from its broker clients and resellers. According to TicketNews, the nine-page ruling states that StubHub's "sole obligation is to: put a prompt on its website warning ticket sellers of their obligation to pay the amusement tax; and to provide certain information if requested by municipal authorities," but in essence, the ruling does not require the company to collect fees.

Ticketmaster and StubHub! occupy the top two positions in this week's Top Overall Sellers rankings with power scores of 33.42 and 16.65, respectively. The two are followed in the rankings by Live Nation (power score 7.53), Tickets Now (5.17) and Ticket Liquidator (3.60).


                                        WE 04-18-09 WE 04-11-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ticketmaster.com                            1 33.42     1 33.77     1 34.64
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
StubHub.com                                 2 16.65     2 16.66     2 16.11
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
LiveNation.com                              3  7.53     3  7.34  3.25  7.01
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketsNow.com                              4  5.17     4  5.14  3.75  5.54
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketLiquidator.com                        5  3.60     5  3.34     5  3.36
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketCity.com                              6  2.40     6  2.37     6  2.45
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketWeb.com                               7  1.63     8  1.58  8.25  1.56
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
RazorGator.com                              8  1.61     7  1.65  8.75  1.51
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
ETix.com                                    9  1.59     9  1.58   9.5  1.52
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Telecharge.com                             10  1.51    11  1.47 10.25  1.46
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                    11  1.47    10  1.55  8.75  1.55
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
GoTickets.com                              12  1.45    12  1.45 12.25  1.36
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TickCo.com                                 13  1.25    13  1.28  12.5  1.26
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tickets.com                                14  1.07    14  1.03 13.75  1.07
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Vividseats.com                             15  0.94    16  0.89 15.75  0.90
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
EventTicketsCenter.com                     16  0.92    15  0.98 15.75  0.93
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
JumboTickets.com                           17  0.73    19  0.66  18.5  0.66
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ace Ticket                                 18  0.70    20  0.64 21.75  0.59
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketSpot.com                             19  0.69    18  0.69    19  0.65
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Brownpapertickets.com                      20  0.67    17  0.72  17.5  0.77
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

The top eight positions in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings remained consistent this week, with StubHub! retaining the number one spot with a power score of 31.21. Tickets Now and Ticket Liquidator round out the top three positions, with power scores of 10.01 and 7.08, respectively. The only change in the top ten rankings resulted from Vivid Seats and Event Tickets Center swapping ninth and tenth positions.


                                        WE 04-18-09 WE 04-11-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
StubHub.com                                 1 31.21     1 31.59     1 30.08
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketsNow.com                              2 10.01     2 10.05     2 13.23
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketLiquidator.com                        3  7.08     3  6.63     3  6.80
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketCity.com                              4  4.77     4  4.75  5.25  4.38
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
RazorGator.com                              5  3.39     5  3.51   5.5  3.11
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                     6  3.08     6  3.26  5.25  3.37
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
GoTickets.com                               7  3.06     7  3.09  7.25  2.76
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TickCo.com                                  8  2.62     8  2.71     7  2.76
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Vividseats.com                              9  2.02    10  1.89  9.75  1.91
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
EventTicketsCenter.com                     10  1.97     9  2.15  9.25  2.03
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
JumboTickets.com                           11  1.68    12  1.46 14.25  1.29
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketSpot.com                             12  1.58    11  1.55 11.75  1.55
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ace Ticket                                 13  1.53    14  1.37  17.5  1.14
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketNetwork.com                          14  1.36    15  1.30    16  1.18
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
BuyBetterTickets.com                       15  1.25    13  1.39 12.25  1.50
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Findticketsfast.com                        16  1.25    19  1.13 16.25  1.20
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketTango.com                            17  1.24    16  1.25  17.5  1.12
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
OnlineSeats.com                            18  1.21    20  1.11 17.25  1.18
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketZoom.com                             19  1.07    18  1.15    18  1.08
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
BarrysTickets.com                          20  1.03    22  0.91    21  0.90
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

Ticketmaster and Live Nation maintained their positions as the top two Primary Sellers this week. Ticket Web advanced to the third position in the Top Primary Sellers ranking this week with a power score of 3.15, moving up one position from number four.


                                        WE 04-18-09 WE 04-11-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ticketmaster.com                            1 64.39     1 64.92     1 65.79
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
LiveNation.com                              2 14.71     2 14.33     2 13.58
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketWeb.com                               3  3.15     4  3.05   3.5  2.99
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
ETix.com                                    4  3.12     3  3.11     4  2.98
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Telecharge.com                              5  2.92     5  2.83   4.5  2.79
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tickets.com                                 6  2.27     6  2.19     6  2.24
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Brownpapertickets.com                       7  1.30     7  1.40     7  1.48
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Wantickets.com                              8  0.91     8  0.89     8  0.92
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tix.com                                     9  0.82    10  0.78   9.5  0.77
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Groovetickets.com                          10  0.57     9  0.80    10  0.70
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

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.co m/ticket_industry_rankings.

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