Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals​

Education, Communication, Activism and Networking  for the Live Entertainment Industry

By joining STEP you are supporting a group that is fighting for YOU to keep your livelihood free and viable!
  1. Watching out for you
    STEP is working continuously to protect you in your career and has kept band leaders, music agencies, speakers' bureaus, and novelty variety agencies from having to submit to expensive bonding procedures and opening your books annually to governmental inspection.
  2. Annual Conference
    You are invited to join us in Houston Texas this year for Educational Seminars Featuring discussions on Business Solutions, business standards, new talent, production, staging technology and more…. Networking with Industry Peers and our incredible Entertainment Showcase/Pub Crawl March 1-2, 2020
  3. Get Certified
    CTEP accreditation shows your professional achievement in the entertainment industry. It is earned through education, performance, experience, and service to the industry, and reflects a commitment to professional conduct and ethics.
  4. How much are dues?
    Our affordable membership fee pays for itself many times over with the invaluable relationships that are established and the new business that’s generated. The fees contributed by members drives the small, but powerful operations of STEP and ensures that a watchful eye and tenacious advocate is looking out for your interests.
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formed in 1989 
STEP is a political watchdog 

and a clearinghouse for information that encourages buyers of entertainment to engage the Society’s members; strengthens and develops the business and personal capabilities of its members through education, communications and networking; and establishes and promotes business practices, standards and ethics within the live entertainment industry.

Our members can help you solve everyday business problems.
Shared information& increased profits

The Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals 

 It's intention is to create a state wide lobbying group for people who make their living providing live music in the state of Texas. Along with our partners, TMA will be able to provide our memberships point of view to Texas Goverment decision makers on important policy matters.

TMA will coordinate and recruit Texas Music Industry leaders to testify before congressional hearings regarding music policy that effects our membership. TMA also intends to work closely with congressional leaders on your behalf. With assistance from  associations like The Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals we will fight government intrusion into your business. STEP is an organization that for over 25 years has been working to obtain the most favorable treatment that could save companies in our industry thousands of dollars.