The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) is a membership-based organization dedicated to boosting the stature, reputation and profile of ticket brokers and the secondary ticket market.
Founded in 1994 by a group of ticket brokers, the non-profit trade association works “to establish an industry-wide standard of conduct and to create ethical rules and procedures to protect the public and foster a positive perception of the industry.” The association admits new members through an invitation process and has a couple of hundred brokers in its ranks. It is governed by a Board of Directors with 13 members who together represent geographical regions around the U.S. The organization lobbies on behalf of brokers at the state and local level to help facilitate a positive business environment for the industry.
The group helped to educate the public during the “Hannah Montana” ticketing controversy, and in 2009 came out against the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, partially because of negative statements made by Ticketmaster Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff against the secondary market.
In 2008, the group launched a commercial ticketing Web site where its members could sell tickets. As of March 2009, the President of the NATB was Tom Patania, owner of New Jersey-based Select-A-Ticket.
Sports business reporter and analyst Darren Rovell and a slew of ticket industry thought leaders have been announced as participants in the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) Virtual Ticketing Forum, taking place July 14 and 15th. The event replaces the World Ticket Conference, which was cancelled due to... Read more
Coming less than two weeks away on June 11, the FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop – “That’s the Ticket” – will feature three panel discussions and a keynote, according to the schedule the organization released this week detailing the day’s discussions. A who’s who of industry professionals and economic... Read more
The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) issued a statement applauding the recent announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would be holding a “workshop” in the spring of 2019 to examine the ticketing marketplace. In his statement, Gary Adler, Executive Director and Counsel of the NATB, calls it... Read more
A representative of the National Association of Ticket Brokers has accused the Las Vegas Golden Knights of seizing tickets from fans to sell them at inflated prices. Gary Adler, the NATB’s executive director and counsel, levied the charges in a statement provided to LVSportsBiz.com following numerous stories of the... Read more
The US Minority Ticket Group (USMTG) is proud to welcome Jason Berger, a new member to the organization. Berger is the founder of All Shows Ticket Service, a nationally recognized leader in ticket resale with multiple offices in the Northeast. Berger is a founding member of the National Association of... Read more
Washington – The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) and the U.S. Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) today announced a formal affiliation between the organizations where NATB will provide support and other resources to USMTG and its members. This relationship aims specifically on issues of common interest, including advocacy, developing... Read more
Photo: Crowds outside hoping to score tickets to Hamilton – one of the premium events then-NECO CEO Jason Nissen allegedly defrauded investors looking to capitalize on. by Sean Burns Is it fair for the actions of one individual to be used to paint all those in that individual’s profession... Read more
The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) defended its membership and stood by its code of ethics in the wake of National Event Co. (NECO) CEO Jason Nissen being charged with bilking investors of more than $70 million dollars on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by Gary Adler,... Read more
by Romy Oltuski Every April, football fans across the county have their eyes glued to their computer screens, waiting for the NFL schedule to be released. In the aftermath of draft pick mania, it’s the final bit of bedlam until preseason kickoff. But for Roger Jones, CEO of Alliance... Read more
Angered over negative comments made this week by Ticketmaster Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff and Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino about the secondary ticket market, the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) is calling for an emergency meeting of its members next month to decide a course of... Read more