John Allen

New West Records

As president of notable independent label New West Records, New West Independent Music Publishing and its developing artists imprint, Normaltown Records, Allen opened New West's first Nashville office, bolstering its offices in Los Angeles and Athens, Ga. Allen joins New West from BMG Chrysalis (via Bug Music) where he was Vice President. Allen has had a longstanding relationship with New West for more than a decade as publisher to many of the label's artists including Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis, Richard Thompson, Old 97's, The Devil Makes Three, The Whigs and Nikki Lane.

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