Allen Leo Johnston
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Allen Leo Johnston (Born April 5th 1948) is an American Music Executive, record producer, educator, philanthropist, world traveler and best known for his speaking talents in ref to Music education in its totality from the early years of music in its infancy to the current music and its relations to culture.
THE MUSIC SPECIALIST [email protected] allen new bio doc information executive, educator, writer For a period of over ten years was co founder 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 work.
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 astute. With over 40+ years or four decades of progressive experience in all aspects of music product development, licensing, sales, promotion and distribution for national and international markets, 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 and the digital marketplace.
Mr. johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in africa, china, and the UK. within the united states he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the florida, georgia, and tennessee bar associations continuing legal education divisions where he has written several position papers for the american bar association.
THE MUSIC SPECIALIST is one of the oldest music information websites in existence (www.asha.com)
Career In keeping true to his dedication in music Allen has made it his business to attend midem music conference over the past 20 years in order to bring the US the latest in music information as well as technology and made it his mission to change our nations perception by taking acts with him in order to bring back the proof of what's working for us and what's not working for us here in the US.
HONORS AND ATTRIBUTES Arista records inc. Gold album (sales) dionne warwicks dionne gold albums (5 additionals) Arista records, inc gold album sales ray parker, jr's two places at the same time Metropolitan dade county certificate of appreciation for community service, 1988 Metropolitan dade county certificate of appreciation for community service, 1989 Miame dade community college certificate of appreciation 1989 metropolitan dade county certificate of appreciation for community service, 1990 Metropolitan dade county certificate of appreciation for community service 1992 EMI america platimum album for highest percentage of sales emi america platinum record for performance to % of quota fiscal 1981-1982 Nelson mandela rally letter of appreciation 1990 dade
Excerpts of recent public appearances and publications 1977 "Record promotions and marketing: An overview" 1993 Southeastern Music Conference-Tampa, Florida 1993 Publisher's digest, the rap marketplace 1994 contunuing legal education of georgia, florida and tennessee; the future of the rap market 1995 contunuing legal education of georgia, florida and tennessee; how to break into the rap market for attorneys Nov 1995 ASCAP/en-light showcase and seminar-atlanta georgia guest panelist networking (jopb Opportunities in the music industry) and the future of the music industry (information superhighway) aug 1996 jack the rappers convention technology room=coordinator apr 1996 jumpin'jack annual salute to the nightclub disc jockeys record pool convention atlanta georgia; host of mentors panel apr 1997 dade county parks and recreation dept. mar 1997 national black programmers coalition/atlanta chapter'new possibilities on the internet jan 1998-2005 featyred tecgbikigt wruter fir batuibak bke=acj origranners bewsketter, ubber city newspapers-CT june-sept 1998 dade county parks and recreation the buysiness of music a series of seminars. oct 1998 dade county parks and recreation music business 101 Nov 1998 national black programmers coalition annual scho9larship and awards conference co-chair person april 1999 houston producers conference music and film the marriage april 1999 national black programmers coalition / real deal seminar-clark atlanta university co-creator may 1999 national black programmers coalition / real deal seminar- albany georgia co-creator aug 1999 black business association of greater miami / sports, entertainment and fashion conference sept 1999 marketing opportunities in black entertainment (MOBE) "ubdeoebdebt fukn narjetubg" sept 1999 rap sheet convention moderator: film and hip hop" the independents-distribution, marketing, sales" technology and hip hop" oct 1999 in focus magazine technology summit of the americas" april 2000 MOBE marketing opportunities in black entertainment presenter- entertainment and technology panel june 2000 right connection music conference keynote speaker july 2000 midwest radio and music association (MRMA) panelist-internet radio and new technology may 2001 entertainment-the business of music course written for oic of dade county june 2001 black radio exclusive(BRE) convention panelist-independent music sept 2001 third coast music convention panelist-marketing and music nov. 2001 national black programmers coalition (NBPC) dec 2001-nichols cyclopedua of legal forms annotated 5 contracts included within the movies, music and musician section jan 2002 a & r music one panelist-the art of the independent deal march 2002 demo to dollars keynote speaker march 2002 the southern konnection 3rd annual conference keynote speaker and presenter april 2002 NYU masters marketing program lecturer may 2002 demo to dollars / greenville s.c. keynote speaker. june 2002 black music month dade county - heart of the city committee presenter- gospel traditions august 2002-publishing quick and easy oct 2002 gosplosion jacksonville, florida presenter gospel traditions oct 2002 sports film and entertainment committee 3rd annual conference moderator- the world of music publishing may 2003 gospel music workshop of america presenter gospel traditions june 2003 south east music conference presenter independent record labels presenter financial freedom as an artist june 2003 diaspora arts coalition miami florida presenter publishing for new artists oct 2003 music industry conference-birmingham, ala presenter- publishing made easy march 2004 urban network palm springs california presenter digital promotion and distribution april 2005 urban network palm springs california presenter mentors workshop june 2005 atlanta hip hop film festival presenter distribution july 2005 southeast urban music conference presenter independent record label workshop jan 2006 african american research library broward county florida (music education booklet)presenter publishing march 2006 southeastern music community fest-charlotte, NC presenter-independent label / publishing april 2006 atlanta hip hop film festival atlanta georgia moderator distribution panel march 2007 urban network newport beach california presenter mentors workshop june 2007 hood hard day atlanta georgia moderator distribution panel july 2007 international soul music summit donference atlanta georgia presenter indy label panel sept 2007 mid Atlantic music conference charlotte nc moderator indie label panel jan 2008 midem music conference cannes, france presenter indie label panel march 2008 urban network newport beach, california presenter unsigned label workshop june 2008 hood hard day atlanta georgia presenter distribution panel august 2008 international soul music summit conference atlanta georgia presenter indie label panel august 2008 jus blues music foundations technology conference memphis tenn presenter moderator seminar august 2008 americana music association conference nashville tenn presenter cle seminar jan 2009 midem music conference cannes france feb 2009 jus blues foundations technology conference san francisco presenter moderator seminar august 2010 international dj trade association conference atlanta presenter moderator panel sept 2010 americana music association conference nashville, tenn presenter cle seminar "from the song to the bank sync licensing" nov 2010 miami music fest urban network conference mioami florida moderator 2 panels jan 2011 midem music conference cannes france june 2011 southeast urban music conference atlanta georgia co director aug 2011 international soul music summit conference atlanta georgia presenter speed networking panel aug 2011 peachtree village international film festival atlanta, georgia presenter sync lic panel sept 2011 american music association conference nashville, tenn presenter cle seminar INTERNATIONAL TOURING FROM THE SONG TO THE BANK SYNC LICENSING april 2012 southeast urban music conference charlotte nc co director aug 2012 jus blues music foundations technology conference san francisco presenter moderator seminar aug 2012 international soul music summit conference atlanta georgia presenter speed networking panel aug 2012 peachtree village international film festival atlanta georgia presenter sync lic panel sept 2012 moshito conference johannesburg south africa oct 2012 speed networking atlanta georgia presenter january 2013 entertainment industry connection- Atlanta Georgia director March 2013 sounds of the xity beijing, china presenter festival panel June 2013 black music month(SESAC) atlanta georgia organizer Aug 2013 jus blues music foundation memphis tenn co director sept 2013 americana music association conference nashville tenn presenter CLE seminar :from the song to the bank), sync licensing" march 2014 urban network conference san diego cal presenter financial panel june 2014 mid central music conference omaha, neb keynote speaker august jus blues music foundation tunica mississippi co director Sept 2014 americana music association nashville tenn. 2 CLE seminars FROM THE SONG TO THE BANK, SYNC LICENSING