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CJ Allen

Executive Producer,
The Shot
Toronto, ON, Canada
C.J. Allen got his start in music 5,000 miles away in Asia working with K-Pop talent and North American performers want to have their big break in countries like South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As a tour manager, publicist and eventually A&R for indie labels in South Korea, C.J. travelled Asia supporting emerging artists and their artistic development.

After returning to Canada in 2014, C.J. has continued discovering and shaping unsigned, aspiring talent as the executive producer and judge for The Shot – Canada’s foremost avenue for live performance development, professional mentorship and introduction to the music industry. Now in its seventh season, The Shot has become the destination artist discovery platform for singers from across Canada and abroad.

In addition to producing The Shot. C.J. is also the managing director of Music & Artist Development Experience (MADE): a not-for-profit that creates educational opportunities for Canadian talent.