Our Mission is to bring minorities together in unity to utilize our business expertise in a way that allows us to enhance economic development and give back to our communities. 

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


USMTG is a 501 (c)(6) that is comprised of minority entertainment event professionals. Our members extend throughout the United States, forming a national alliance and network of minorities in the entertainment industry.

Our partnership with USMTG Scholars offers mentorship and guidance to youth by providing the skills and expertise of our members.

The US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG) is the voice of small entertainment business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners. USMTG is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven.

Our Three Core Goals:

  • Advocacy – to address state and national legislative initiatives that provide barriers to minority businesses and customers, as well as supporting initiatives which assist minority business growth.
  • Business Opportunities – develop partnerships to position members and the organization for business opportunities. Use the sum of our joint power to grow our individual businesses, as well as develop additional ventures.
  • Networking – working with other brokers and businesses in the ticketing, entertainment and sporting industries to achieve our goals and provide business opportunities.
(Left to right: Darnell Goldson, Scot X. Esdaile, Mike Freeman, 
Larry Lundy and Freda Wilkins)
USMTG presenting at the TicketSummit annual conference.

(Left to right: Darnell Goldson, Scot X. Esdaile, Mike Freeman, Larry Lundy and Freda Wilkins)

The History Behind Our Cause

Founded in Las Vegas in 2014, and now numbering over 100 members including several current and former professional athletes, USMTG has already begun had an impact on the industry. 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 and Washington.

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.