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.

Pres. Biden Renews Call for Ticketing Reform in State of Union
President Joe Biden used some of his State of the Union address to renew his calls for legislation to improve the ticketing landscape for consumers in the United States. The democrat from Delaware has proposed the Junk Fee Prevention Act, which would include provisions against hidden fees in ticketing... Read more
Pres. Biden Asks for Ban on “Junk Fees”, Holdback Transparency
President Biden asked legislators to take action on his competition agenda Wednesday morning, and near the top of his list of priorities is reform in live event ticketing. He asked lawmakers to put forward a so-called Junk Fee Prevention Act that would “crack down on excessive online concert, sporting... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Tony Beram of Western States Ticket Service
A veteran of more than 30 years in the industry, Tony Beram is heading to Ticket Summit to participate in the Ticket Industry Legends panel set for Tuesday, August 17. Beram is President and CEO of Western States Ticket Service as well as Western States Ticket Service International, both... Read more
Darren Rovell, Industry Leaders Announced for NATB Virtual Ticketing Forum
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
FTC Online Ticket Sales Workshop Schedule Announced
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
NATB Applauds FTC Workshop on Ticketing; Slams Ticketmaster “Anticompetitive Practices”
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
NATB Accuses Vegas Golden Knights of Backdoor Secondary Sales
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 following numerous stories of the... Read more
USMTG Welcomes All Shows Ticket Service Founder To Team
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
NATB, USMTG Join to Support Growth of Minority-Owned Ticket Businesses
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
Opinion: You Can’t Blame an Entire Industry for One Man’s Crime
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