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Location Atlanta, GA


Member since: 12/22/2011 Year Founded: 2000
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Allen Johnston



Executive, Educator, Writer
THE MUSIC SPECIALIST for a period of over ten years was co-owner of Joeyboy Records, J.R. Records, On Top Records, American Faith Records, Joeyboy Publishing BMI, Beam of Light Publishing ASCAP, To Soon To Tell Publishing SESAC, and Bazooka Film works.
Allen consults new and existing entertainment businesses, increasing their revenue streams while making them technically astute. With over four decades of progressive experience in all aspects of music product development, licensing, sales, promotion and distribution for national and international markets, he has worked with labels including Ariola, Arista, Capital, EMI America, Fantasy, Island, K-Tel, Mercury, Sony, Stax and Warner Bros. Records. As Industry Consultant, he provides business operations back office services for many music industry clients. Independent labels and publishers rely upon his expertise in the areas of publishing administration, licensing, royalty recovery, business affairs, label operation, business administration and the digital marketplace.
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous conferences and the Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Bar Associations Continuing Legal Education Divisions, where he has written several position papers. .
Mr. Johnston developed Speed Networking to assist in entertainment industry business development. Speed Networking is one-on-one face time with film/TV music decision makers and influencers. Panelists meet a participant for a three-minute period before the attendee is asked to move on to the next panelist.
MUSIC SPECIALIST is one of the oldest music information websites in existence. (