SOURCE: TicketNews.com

August 14, 2008 14:27 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending August 9, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending August 9, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Live Nation came in fourth place with a power score just under 8, and the company has not maintained the temporary second-place position the company held in the rankings several weeks ago. 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. LiveNation ended the second quarter with profits that exceeded the expectations of Wall Street analysts.

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the overall ticket market last week, with a power score of 42.399. Earlier this month, Ticketmaster announced it has positioned itself to offset loses by LiveNation's departure. Furthermore, Ticketmaster will begin trading its stock publicly on August 21.

In second place, StubHub maintained its rank and saw a significant power score increase of 25 percent over last week.

                         WE 08-09-08      WE 08-02-08        4 Week Avg
                         -----------      -----------        ----------
                               Power            Power              Power
Seller                 Rank    Score    Rank    Score     Rank     Score
------                 ----    -----    ----    -----     ----     -----
Ticketmaster.com         1   42.39989     1   43.25669     1      44.03305
StubHub.com              2   12.47228     2    9.905357    2      10.14911
TicketsNow.com           3    8.329527    4    8.420348    3.25    8.100659
LiveNation.com           4    7.957027    3    9.181702    3.75    7.635127
Tickets.com              5    4.204788    5    4.355753    5       4.624061
TicketLiquidator.com     6    2.386135    6    2.021957    6       2.085771
CoasttoCoastTickets.com  7    1.536968    7    1.688963    7       1.67741
RazorGator.com           8    1.377672    8    1.29948     9       1.296034
TickCo.com               9    1.17751     9    1.1676      9       1.236063
TicketSpot.com          10    0.891068   12    0.874517   12.75    0.807642
TicketWeb.com           11    0.884124   10    0.927658   11       0.938193
GoTickets.com           12    0.778515   11    0.881651   12.25    0.843201
ETix.com                13    0.732222   13    0.804938   12.25    0.882554
EventTicketsCenter.com  14    0.688431   14    0.657766   11       1.05604
OpenSeats.com           15    0.652199   15    0.644679   14.75    0.708537
Justbuytickets.com      16    0.616716   18    0.571684   16.75    4.230817
Vividseats.com          17    0.5911     16    0.62022    17.25    0.602541
ABC Tickets.com         18    0.564993   17    0.585668   18.25    4.701919
TicketCity.com          19    0.554107   19    0.557307   19       0.565171
BuyBetterTickets.com    20    0.507991   20    0.514987   19.75    0.537064

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

StubHub maintained its first place position and continued to dominate the secondary ticket market, with a power score increase of more than 18 percent. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator maintained their positions in second and third places, with power scores of 21.06 and 5.96, respectively.

                         WE 08-09-08      WE 08-02-08        4 Week Avg
                         -----------      -----------        ----------
                               Power            Power              Power
Seller                 Rank    Score    Rank    Score     Rank     Score
------                 ----    -----    ----    -----     ----     -----
StubHub.com              1   31.52129     1   26.5744      1      26.88938
TicketsNow.com           2   21.06072     2   22.80795     2      21.70823
TicketLiquidator.com     3    5.955308    3    5.323671    3       5.455867
CoasttoCoastTickets.com  4    3.769304    4    4.445011    4       4.343924
RazorGator.com           5    3.378915    5    3.333854    6       3.31186
TickCo.com               6    2.865559    6    3.017372    6       3.194692
TicketSpot.com           7    2.180371    7    2.262496    8       2.065811
GoTickets.com            8    1.864406    8    2.253287    8.25    2.107552
EventTicketsCenter.com   9    1.607086   10    1.6171      7.25    2.726966
OpenSeats.com           10    1.581994    9    1.653006    9.5     1.826484
TicketCity.com          11    1.354055   13    1.394289   12.25    1.458335
ABC Tickets.com         12    1.237341   14    1.390975   13.25    1.336588
Vividseats.com          13    1.233925   12    1.488667   12       1.474636
Justbuytickets.com      14    1.222335   11    1.547819   13       1.418297
BuyBetterTickets.com    15    1.181011   15    1.300407   14.5     1.329749
CheapPricedTickets.com  16    0.983626   16    1.155871   16.5     1.077918
TicketZoom.com          17    0.971255   18    0.994746   19.25    0.895954
OnlineSeats.com         18    0.95127    17    1.075256   17.25    5.042229
TicketTriangle.com      19    0.882907   19    0.874475   19       0.88941
TicketNetwork.com       20    0.758822   22    0.784236   19.75    0.894945

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Most ticket sellers maintained their positions in the primary rankings. Ticketmaster and LiveNation continued to dominate the charts week with a power scores of 71.82 and 13.25 respectively.

                         WE 08-09-08      WE 08-02-08        4 Week Avg
                         -----------      -----------        ----------
                               Power            Power              Power
Seller                 Rank    Score    Rank    Score     Rank     Score
------                 ----    -----    ----    -----     ----     -----
Ticketmaster.com        1    71.81606     1   70.52834     1      72.1988
LiveNation.com          2    13.25454     2   14.79953     2      12.33537
Tickets.com             3     6.970971    3    6.958723    3       7.436895
TicketWeb.com           4     1.46014     4    1.481874    4.25    1.50569
ETix.com                5     1.163968    5    1.240548    4.75    1.374991
Telecharge.com          6     0.896072    6    0.644301    6       0.795308
Groovetickets.com       7     0.536183    7    0.536506    7       0.553563
Brownpapertickets.com   8     0.393048    9    0.387727    9       0.363341
TicketsWest.com         9     0.35119    10    0.363943    9.75    0.362259
Tix.com                10     0.342532   11    0.338733   10.75    0.322505

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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