SOURCE: TicketNews.com

July 02, 2008 12:42 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending June 28, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending June 28, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

                                   WE 06-28-08   WE 06-21-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   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      -      -      -      -
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======

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, Colombian 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.

                                   WE 06-28-08   WE 06-21-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   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
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
ABC Tickets.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      -      -      -      -
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======

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 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

                                   WE 06-28-08   WE 06-21-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   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
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======

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.

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 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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