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|Current Organization:||Global Soul Group|
More than four decades of progressive experience in all aspects of music product development, licensing, sales, promotion and distribution for national and international markets.
Mr. Johnston has worked for Ariola Records, EMI America, Stax Records and Arista Records in a staff position. He has also worked for Capital Records, Sony, Warner Bros. Records, Island Records, Mercury Records and a host of Independent labels as an Independent Marketing Specialist and Promotion person.
For a period of over ten years he 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.
He has held the position of Director of Urban sales for the K-Tel Corporation, Simitar & associated labels, Vice President of sales for Mind Seed Corporation and Southeast regional director of promotion for Arista, EMI, Ariola and Fantasy Records.
Allen consults new and existing entertainment businesses, increasing their revenue streams while making them technically astute. He develops international licensing and sub-publishing agreements. Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous conferences, the American Bar Association and the Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Bar Associations Continuing Legal Education Divisions.
MUSIC SPECIALIST is one of the oldest music information websites in existence (www.asha.com).