Mission and values
We advocate. we influence. we give back
In order to achieve our three core goals, we offer various services and benefits to our members in order to grow their businesses and overall enhance their livelihood. The USMTG is non-profit and member driven. All membership fees go directly towards funding benefits and services for our members.
The US Minority Ticketing Group was founded in Las Vegas in 2014 as a business league by a national group of minority ticketing, event, and entertainment business owners to create a diverse and inclusive association of event professionals. We started with a core group of 5 members and have grown steadily over the years, now numbering over 100 members.
The initial main focus of this group was to advocate for a more inclusive business environment on a local, state and national level, to reduce institutional barriers that prevent small ticketing professionals from reaching the next level. As our organization has expanded throughout the years, the USMTG has extended our reach to all professionals in the entertainment industry, including artists, promoters, athletes, lawyers, managers and more.
Through our national chair Scot X. Esdaile, we were influential in passing landmark legislation in Connecticut, fought Federal Trade Commission for equity with Congressman Adriano Espaillat of the Committee on Small Business, and this year led the fights for fairness in Missouri, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington and fourteen other states.
Dedicated to our members’ growth and prosperity, we can help protect your business from overreaching regulation, connect you to leaders and legislators, and provide you with valuable benefits and services.
Join a national alliance and network of diverse professionals, including but not limited to, ticket brokers, artists, athletes, businesses, lawyers, managers, promoters and accountants.
Develop and grow your business.
A discounted fee of $399 to the annual national conference, Ticket Summit, where you can voice your opinions and meet hundreds of event professionals like you.
PRIVATE INDUSTRY NEWS
Receive up-to-date news articles and newsletters on subjects regarding the industry and affecting your business.
A waived setup fee to the online point of sale and marketplace, POSNext, saving you up to $300 per year. Member Exclusive training for the POSNext mobile application
Have access to an expert legal team representing you and fighting against unjust legislation that creates barriers for minorities in the entertainment industry.
TICKET ONSALE INFO
A waived fee for the online subscription to Onsale Information, Top 25 Events, a Ticket Broker Forum, Presale Codes and Industry Tips.
EVENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Get USMTG certified through our Event Professional Certification to promote your reputable business, including recommendations from our affiliated organizations!
Access to Insurance Benefits, including medical, life insurance, a 401(k) and disability!
Each member and their business is promoted on our website’s membership directory and has the possibility of being featured as the Ticket Broker of the Month, as well as on TicketNews.
Advocate for minorities by minorities
We fight the battles that they don’t, so you don’t have to.
Support the success of minorities in the entertainment industry.
And as we grow, so will the member benefits.
Join the Voice of Small Business. Join USMTG.
As a part of the USMTG’s mission to create a national alliance of minority ticketing and entertainment event business owners, we advocate for laws that will reduce the disenfranchisement of minority business owners in the entertainment industry.
To accomplish our goal, USMTG has outlined 12 main discriminatory practices. We suggest banning each and offer alternative practices that will create a more equal entertainment industry for minorities and small business owners.
The USMTG is currently working on legislation in 22 states across the country.
Reduce Discriminatory Restrictions
Our Comprehensive Legislative Package
USMTG believes that this comprehensive legislative package will not only offer more opportunities to minorities in the entertainment industry, but also support our success.