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Star Walk, Manager


Honour Roll award from The Music Managers Forum - Canada 2008

CCMA Leonard T. Rambeau International Award 2006

Country Music Association Board of Directors 1995

Jewish Community Centre Sportsman Dinner Board of Directors

2010 Winter Olympic Bid Committee Board of Directors 2002-2003

Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2002

Canadian Country Music Association's Manager of the Year 2001

B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame "Starwalk" 2000

Pacific Music Industry Award - Industry Builder 1997

BC Business Magazine - Entrepreneur of the Year - Pacific Canada -
Services Category 1996

Performance Magazine - International Achievement Award 1992

Industry Hall of Fame Award - The Record 1991

Manager of the Year - The Record 1987

Walt Grealis Hall of Fame Award for outstanding achievement in the
music industry (CARAS) 1987

Man of the Year - Vancouver's Brotherhood Inter-Faith Society 1986

Bruce Allen Day - proclaimed by Vancouver Mayor Mike Harcourt
Feb.4th 1986

Manager of the Year - Billboard Magazine 1985

Manager of the Year - The Record 1985

Posted: Jun-27-2011
Bruce Allen was born on May 19, 1945 in Vancouver, BC. He attended UBC where he studied labour relations. However, his love of music won out and in 1966, he began BRUCE ALLEN TALENT which became the dominant booking agency in Western Canada. That company was the forerunner of Sam Feldman and Associates, the partner Bruce brought into the company when his focus turned to management. In 1973, he took an interest in the fledgling band Brave Belt, which morphed into Bachman-Turner Overdrive, beginning his career in artist management. With Allen at the helm, BTO became one of the most successful bands of the 1970's. Allen repeated this feat in the 1980's with the pop-rock band Loverboy that sold ten million records and earned eight Juno awards under his tutelage. At the same time, he brought the talented Bryan Adams into his fold. Allen continues to guide Bryan through an enormously successful career. In 1996 Allen took over management of Canadian legend Anne Murray, bringing new excitement into her career and returning her to the U.S. and Canadian charts. In 2003 he added Michael Bublé, a Burnaby native, to his roster. A year later, Bublé won the Juno for Best New Artist. In the years since, Bublé has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Allen also guides the career of renowned record producer Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams, 311). Bruce served on the creative team for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Allen has contributed his time and talents to international causes, and in 1985, he spearheaded Canada's response to the Ethiopian famine crisis, bringing 52 famous Canadians together for Northern Lights for Africa, a recording project that raised millions with the song "Tears Are Not Enough." Allen is also well known in Vancouver as an established radio presence. For 16 years he was the host of "Sound Off with Bruce Allen" on CFOX Radio, and hosts the weekly "Bruce Break" on JACK- FM along with his popular and controversial daily "Reality Check" commentary on CKNW. For more than thirty years, Bruce Allen has been a cornerstone in the Canadian entertainment industry....
Posted: Jun-29-2011