SOURCE: TicketNews.com

June 18, 2008 12:43 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending June 14, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending June 14, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS


                                           WE 06-14-08       4 Week Avg
                                        ================= =================
                                                  Power             Power
Seller                                    Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                                        ======== ======== ======== ========
Ticketmaster.com                               1    43.05        1     47.1
LiveNation.com                                 2    14.44        3    8.885
StubHub.com                                    3      8.2      2.5    7.795
TicketsNow.com                                 4     6.13      3.5     6.81
Tickets.com                                    5     4.52        5    4.595
TicketLiquidator.com                           6     1.89        6    2.183
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                        7     1.36        7    1.528
EventTicketsCenter.com                         8     1.27     8.75    1.263
TickCo.com                                     9     1.25      8.5    1.273
RazorGator.com                                10     1.07    10.25    1.108
TicketWeb.com                                 11     0.98       12    0.968
GoTickets.com                                 12     0.81       12    0.908
TicketSpot.com                                13     0.75     11.5    0.885
OpenSeats.com                                 14     0.68    14.67    0.657
ETix.com                                      15     0.68    15.25    0.688
JumboTickets.com                              16      0.6        -        -
Telecharge.com                                17     0.59    16.67    0.583
ABC Tickets.com                               18     0.56     15.5    0.673
Vividseats.com                                19     0.56    19.25    0.513
Justbuytickets.com                            20     0.54    17.75    0.575


Last week, Live Nation continued to claim second place in the overall ticket rankings for the second consecutive week. This trend is likely to continue in the primary market, as Live Nation has formed deals with artists such as Madonna and Jay-Z. This week, the Rolling Stones announced they were close to finalizing a deal with Live Nation.

Live Nation's contract with Ticketmaster will end this year. Already, Live Nation has taken away some of Ticketmaster's dominance in rankings, as evidenced by the power scores. Last week, Live Nation's power score was up to 14.44 (up 53.78 percent from its four week average); meanwhile, Ticketmaster's power score was 43.05 (down 8.60 percent from its four week average).

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

                                           WE 06-14-08       4 Week Avg
                                        ================= =================
                                                  Power             Power
Seller                                    Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                                        ======== ======== ======== ========
StubHub.com                                    1    25.93     1.00    23.42
TicketsNow.com                                 2    19.53     2.00    20.69
TicketLiquidator.com                           3     5.86     3.00     6.45
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                        4     4.12     4.25     4.43
EventTicketsCenter.com                         5     3.85     5.25     3.70
TickCo.com                                     6     3.82     5.50     3.68
RazorGator.com                                 7     3.17     7.25     3.15
GoTickets.com                                  8     2.36     8.50     2.54
TicketSpot.com                                 9     2.24     8.25     2.50
OpenSeats.com                                 10     2.08    11.75     1.79
JumboTickets.com                              11     1.74    15.00     1.32
Vividseats.com                                12     1.65    13.00     1.45
ABC Tickets.com                               13     1.62    11.00     1.91
Justbuytickets.com                            14     1.52    12.50     1.58
CheapPricedTickets.com                        15     1.39    14.75     1.32
BuyBetterTickets.com                          16     1.36    14.25     1.42
OnlineSeats.com                               17     1.13    16.50     1.16
TicketCity.com                                18     1.07    13.75     0.79
TicketNetwork.com                             19     0.91    17.25     1.07
TicketZoom.com                                20     0.89        -        -

StubHub continues to dominate the secondary ticket market. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator maintained their positions in second and third places, respectively, with CoasttoCoastTickets in fourth place.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

                                           WE 06-14-08       4 Week Avg
                                        ================= =================
                                                  Power             Power
Seller                                    Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                                        ======== ======== ======== ========
Ticketmaster.com                               1    64.64        1    71.85
LiveNation.com                                 2    21.61        2    13.97
Tickets.com                                    3     6.68        3    6.975
TicketWeb.com                                  4     1.44        4    1.473
ETix.com                                       5     0.99        5     0.94
Telecharge.com                                 6     0.85        6    0.763
Groovetickets.com                              7      0.4      6.5     0.25
TicketsWest.com                                8     0.35        8    0.413
SmithsTix.com                                  9     0.31     8.25    0.315
Comcasttix.com                                10     0.29        -        -

Live Nation is getting closer to Ticketmaster every week in the overall sellers rankings and in the primary sellers rankings. Ticketmaster fell by 7.21 points; Live Nation increased by 7.67 points. The other sellers showed little or no movement in the rankings.

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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