Paul Allen, associate professor, earned his B.S. in business management from the University of Tennessee. He was awarded the M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing from MTSU. Additional studies have included courses and seminars at Vanderbilt, Harvard, Clemson, and Belmont Universities. Paul began teaching at MTSU in 1999 as an adjunct faculty member in marketing of recordings for the recording industry program. Paul Allen's career has included work in the radio and television industries as well as being executive director of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., an industry trade association. He has been producer or executive producer for scores of stage productions for acts including Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Keith Urban in conjunction with the annual Country Radio Seminar. For seven years he was the executive producer of the New Faces of Country Music Show presented in Nashville. Paul Allen's background also includes work in political management, radio and television programming and management, radio ownership, and broadcasting work for the US Armed Forces Radio. His consulting clients include companies in the management, public relations, and film industries. He is an alumnus of Leadership Music, and a member of the Country Music Association. He is a recipient of the Department of Recording Industry Outstanding Alumni Award for Service to the Community, and the 2006 Award for Instructional Technology. Paul teaches artist management, Internet for the music business, concert promotion, and marketing of recordings at Middle Tennessee State University.
He is author of the top-ranked and hands-on book, Artist Management for the Music Business. He is a contributing author to the new industry guide From Demo To Delivery, and is co-author of the defining recording industry book entitled Record Label Marketing . His personal website is at www.paul-allen.com.