USMTG Welcomes Ticket Snatchers’ Ameerah Ahmad To The Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) is proud to welcome Ameerah Ahmad to the organization. Ahmad is the founder and owner of Ticket Snatchers, a new and upcoming ticket resale marketplace. Ahmad may be new to the ticketing industry after founding Ticket Snatchers in January 2019, but her wealth... Read more
Marcus Stern of Any Tickets Joins US Minority Ticketing Group
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Marcus Stern as a new member of the organization. Stern is the co-owner of Any Tickets, one of the most popular and well-known brokerages in the country. At age 17, he was working at a nursery when his sister, who... Read more
US Minority Ticketing Group Welcomes ‘Ticket Tony’ To The Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Anthony Grier, better known as Ticket Tony, as an official member of the organization. Grier is the founder and owner of Ticket Tony, a nationally respected ticket resale company. Originally, Grier spent his days on Wall Street as a real... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed; two concepts that... Read more
USMTG Welcomes Tix City’s Lonny Belvin to the Team
The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) is proud to welcome Lonny Belvin, one of our first supporters, to the organization. Belvin is the founder and owner of Tix City, a nationally recognized leader in ticket sales in the Northeast. Belvin is no amateur when it comes to the ticketing... Read more
Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements
Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain of performing... Read more
The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma
The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller platforms and marketplaces have expanded and moved into a virtual... Read more
USMTG Welcomes Broker Genius CEO, Founder To Organization
Building on its successful recruiting drive at Ticket Summit 2018, the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) welcomes Broker Genius and its CEO and Founder Sam Sherman as the newest member to the organization. After he began selling tickets in 2012, Sherman envisioned a dynamic pricing technology that could automate a broker’s strategy. Broker... 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
Texas Congressman Calls for Google’s Certification to be “Fair and Impartial”
Signals Bipartisan Support for the FTC Monitoring of Google’s Certification Process The US Minority Ticker Group (USMTG) has added Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to a growing list of legislators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor Google’s introduction of their certification process for ticket resellers.... Read more