While attending Capilano College in 1979, Vancouver native Allen Moy found himself attracted to the burgeoning local punk music scene. He decided to pursue music creatively and began performing in various local Vancouver bands throughout the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Moy’s involvement in the local music community led to him co-founding the ‘Mo-Da-Mu Artist Collective’ in 1981. ‘Mo-Da-Mu’ was a group of artists and musicians, who collectively produced, marketed and promoted each other’s art. In 1983 Moy began producing records for several local bands including the first full-length album ‘Set the Fire’ by upstart act 54-40. In 1985 Moy, along with partner Keith Porteous, formed the company ‘Gangland Artists’ which would go on to manage such notable Canadian acts as 54-40, Mae Moore, and Sons of Freedom.
Gangland Artists was actively involved in various other aspects of the industry such as video (Producing music videos for 5440, The Grapes of Wrath, Moev, Paul Janz to name a few) and music production and acted as creative consultant for the feature film ‘Hard Core Logo’. Moy expanded his scope in 1997 by creating a new company ‘Divine Industries Inc.’ which includes a management division, record label, book publishing and promotion divisions.
Today, the Divine Industries management roster includes award winning artists 54-40, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond, Ridley Bent and John Mann. Divine Industries Inc has released recordings by 54-40, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Paloma, The Vampire Beach Babes, Veal, DSK, Sons of Freedom and Images In Vogue.
In 2010, Moy along with partner Sean McKay, created The INNERface Media, a modern content development company working with various clients in and outside of the music business.
Moy has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations:
VideoFACT/Muchfact (1999 – 2014), Western Canadian Music Alliance (2007-2011), The Music Managers Forum MMF (2003-2006), The Peak Performance Advisory Board (2008-2013)
Moy is the current manager of 54-40, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Ridley Bent, Lee Harvey Osmond and John Mann. He is the founder of Divine Industries, and a co-founder of The INNERface Media, Gangland Artists, and Mo-Da-Mu Collective. In addition, he is the former manager of Mae Moore, Sons of Freedom, Barney Bentall, Junkhouse.