As an American attorney, Allen is also a recognized expert on content distribution, copyright law, and business environments for the music and technology industries. He also advises European startups and cultural SME’s on entry into the North American market, and recently launched an investment fund for music, Blue Tile Media Partners.
From 2013 to 2014, Allen was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he researched new business models for the music industry. From 2011 to 2013, he founded and launched Berklee’s first music industry master’s program, located in Valencia, Spain.
He is author of the book Music Law in the Digital Age (Berklee Press), as well as multiple articles on copyright and music. He lectures frequently at universities and industry events across Europe and the U.S., including ESG Paris, Harvard Law School, UC Hastings Law School, SXSW, Midem, and GrammyPRO.
Allen is an advisor of Creademy.