Mission and values

We advocate. we influence. we give back

Our Vision

Our mission is to bring minorities and nontraditional business owners together in unity to utilize our business expertise in order to create access in the entertainment industry, enhance economic development and give back to our communities.

Who We Are

We are an advocacy organization that makes changes for the betterment of nontraditional businesses in the entertainment industry.

We are a 501 (c) 6 that is comprised of minority, nontraditional and traditional entertainment event professionals, forming our inclusive and diverse national network and unique approach to issues within the entertainment industry. Our members extend throughout the United States, ultimately creating a national alliance of event professionals in the entertainment industry.

Advocacy

We address state and national legislative initiatives that provide barriers to minority businesses and consumers, as well as supporting initiatives which assist our members’ business growth. We have an expert legal team that helps address these issues and supports initiatives that enhance business growth and economic development for our members.

Business Opportunities

We develop partnerships with other entertainment associations, corporations and business owners to position members in a national network of professionals. We use the sum of our joint power to grow our individual businesses, as well as develop additional ventures.

Networking

We work with other brokers and businesses in the ticketing, entertainment and sporting industries to achieve our goals and provide business opportunities. We are currently working on various partnerships to ensure that our members will have access to capital, resources and services throughout the country.

Learn More

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.

Our History

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.

About Us

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.

Accomplishments

Through our national chair Scot X. Esdaile, we were influential in passing landmark legislation in Connecticutfought 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.

Members Benefits

NETWORKING

Join a national alliance and network of diverse professionals, including but not limited to, ticket brokers, artists, athletes, businesses, lawyers, managers, promoters and accountants.

GROWTH

Develop and grow your business.

TRADESHOW DISCOUNT

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.

POSNEXT

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

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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 InformationTop 25 Events, a Ticket Broker ForumPresale 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!

insurance benefits

Access to Insurance Benefits, including medical, life insurance, a 401(k) and disability!

WEB PROMOTION

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.