Allen Pough began his love for music at an early age. Listening to his father play his records, 8 tracks, and tapes on his stereo, he quickly grew a unique love for all genres of music and started to develop his interest more. At the age of 12, while working his paper route to fund his musical passion along with the help of his parents, he purchased his first DJ set. He created a name for himself, 'Vision', by being a DJ for local events. He became intrigued with the production side of the music and wanted to create the music he was playing for others. His attention then focused on musical equipment. From the moment he purchased his first Akai M.PC 2000, his life changed dramatically. A local 'Sam Ash' employee and personal friend, Starr, taught Allen the fundamentals of the music equipment. After studying the production, he started his own production label, Cliffhanger Records, with his childhood friend, Michael Marcelin.
Michael Marcelin and Vision created an edge in the music industry by mentoring and launching the hottest rappers, lyricists, poets and even other music producers. The range of their work influenced many. People credited their innovation to them being the first to have cutting edge music technology. Michael Marcelin aka M&M now known as 'Renaissance' trusted Vision with his knowledge and ability to know exactly what was needed when it applied to enhancing the music production.
After performing on grand stages, 'Vision' changed his name back to Allen Pough so his music and production credits could be credited to his birth name. People recognized Allen Pough for the strides he was making to help independent artists create their own sound. Cliffhanger Records dissolved to become 'Allen Pough Productions' with a division created exclusively for producing artists and DJ services titled 'Allen Pough Entertainment Group'.
Allen Pough turned his focus to the business side of music production after touring the country on several massive concert tours for various established artists. He knew how important business was in order to complete his dreams. He started the plans to open his production studio while working with musician 'The Clinician' on his album 'The Quest for Hip Poetry'. Allen Pough is truly a man of many talents including C.E.O, music producer, and DJ. He is also a graphic artist creating event flyers, business cards, marketing videos and small business promotion.
Allen Pough Studios was forced to close after a botched business deal, and yet this entrepreneur was destined not to fail. He put his faith in God to rebuild his empire and put his production business back on the right track. With prayer, the right people and his belief in God and himself, he was able to open two new studios and create a film and video division for his production company. After endless radio shows, Sweet Auburn festival, NCAA Juneteenth festival, and countless national live entertainment events, he has paved the way for the next generation to follow.
Allen remains humble and appreciative of his blessings as he continues to produce some of the greatest talents to ever grace the stage. You can currently see his endeavors on Facebook, Instagram, Meetup.com and Reverbnation. He remains active in the community by heading his own music mentorship program and by partnering with LadyVee Productions, LLC to showcase upcoming talent on various stages. As a co-host on the live stream show 'Live from the Beatlab' with LadyVee DaPoet, he shares insight to independent artists on how to spotlight their talent in a professional way. His current consistent monthly showcases include the Do You Lyric Lounge at Hodgepodge Coffee and the Art Out Loud ATL open mic showcases in Conyers, East Atlanta Village & East Point.