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Breast Cancer Survivor; Founder & CEO of Music World Entertainment; Former Executive Producer for Destiny's Child & Beyoncé

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 Mathew Knowles Biography

Visionary, educator, and international business leader, Mathew Knowles, is the founder, President, and CEO of Music World Entertainment. Over 25 years in music and entertainment, he has experienced phenomenal success and has played a vital role in transforming the industry. Knowles current focus is on sharing his knowledge and experience as the proud author of the number one best seller book The DNA of Achievers which talks about the 10 Traits of Successful Professionals. In his book, he explores the successes and failures of creating a global brand for one of the world’s leading entertainment companies.

As a self-made entrepreneurial success story who came from a small town and became one of the world’s top entertainment managers and executives in the music industry, Knowles enjoys motivating and inspiring others by sharing his knowledge and experience with others as an educator, public speaker, author, philanthropist, and entertainment consultant.

A self-described “small town country boy,” Knowles grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. He credits his parents with instilling both drive and strong family-centered values within him. His mother was a strong advocate of desegregation. As a result, he was among the first African-Americans to attend Litchfield Junior High School and Gadsden High School. He also was among the first African Americans to attend the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Additionally, Knowles is a 1974 graduate of Fisk University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He was bestowed with the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater at the University’s 2008 Commencement Ceremony. Knowles also holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture, from Cornerstone Christian Bible College. After graduating from college, he began a career as a sales and marketing representative for Xerox in Houston, Texas, where he became one of the top sales executives of medical equipment worldwide. During his tenure with Xerox, he led over 100 marketing and sales seminars for the African American sales team.

Knowles holds a professorship at Texas Southern University, where he teaches courses on the entertainment industry in the School of Communications such as Artist Management, Introduction to the Recording Industry, Special Topics in Entertainment, Entertainment Management, and Media Entrepreneurship. One course, Introduction to the Recording Industry, provides students with a core understanding of all aspects of the music business—from finding talent to recording, to marketing, to business issues. In Entertainment Management, he introduces students to a modern-day approach to the techniques and tools needed to build effective leaders and managers in the entertainment industry. Knowles has also taught Entrepreneurship in the Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. Knowles also has been a popular keynote speaker and guest lecturer at colleges, universities and various organizations throughout the country, including Rice University, University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, the Sync Summit, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Billboard Music & Money Symposium, The Power of Diversity Leadership Panel, and numerous others. In addition to Knowles’ education and public speaking platforms in the United States, he has been featured in several summits and conferences in Europe, Japan, and Canada. As of recent, Knowles has also launched the Knowles Institute, which is an e-learning platform to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge to be successful entrepreneurs and industry executives.

Under his leadership, Music World Entertainment experienced tremendous growth and extraordinary success. The company expanded and diversified into one of the world’s leading music and entertainment conglomerates, with record sales exceeding 450 million. Its global platforms included record label ventures; management services for recording artists and producers; artist development services; endorsement and partnership deals; performance and event facilities; a master catalog series; film and television ventures; licensed merchandise products; philanthropic work; and investment and property holdings. Knowles also established several recording imprints under Music World Music, including Music World Gospel, Music World Kids and Music World Country/Compadre. Music World Music has had an unprecedented impact on music around the globe through its GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, legendary entertainers and music icons, top catalog compilations and celebrated soundtracks.

Knowles’ successful track record has expanded to include film and television. He is executive producer of the #1 box office hit, Obsessed. Knowles also executive produced and is featured in two international reality series: UK’s #1 rated show, Chancers, and the series Breaking From Above, a six-episode program based on the British girl group From Above and their struggles to stay on top. The series aired on MTV International and was viewed in over 160 countries.

He is the recipient of the Century Award of Excellence (1911-2011) from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Award. He was named the "2007 International Executive of the Year" by the Greater Houston Partnership, and was honored by the City of Houston with the declaration of “Mathew Knowles Day." Knowles was an active and longtime voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and served on its GRAMMY® Board Committee. In 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Association.

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The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music

The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music

Racism From the Eyes of a Child

Racism From the Eyes of a Child

The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals

The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals

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  • Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, speaks out about breast cancer diagnosis

    Mathew Knowles is opening up about his private battle with breast cancer. The 67-year-old music manager father of Beyoncé and Solange went public with his diagnosis on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. “I also am a survivor of breast cancer,” he said at the top of the interview, timed with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Knowles, who guided Destiny’s Child to superstardom, revealed that...

  • I Spent A Day With Beyoncé’s Dad — Here’s What I Learned

    I’ll be the first to admit it: when I signed up for Mathew Knowles’ seminar, “The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?” it was more out of car-crash curiosity. I’ve been writing about the industry for a decade, so I didn’t expect to actually learn something about it.

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Mathew Knowles

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Breast Cancer Survivor; Founder & CEO of Music World Entertainment; Former Executive Producer for Destiny's Child & Beyoncé

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Mathew Knowles Biography

Visionary, educator, and international business leader, Mathew Knowles, is the founder, President, and CEO of Music World Entertainment. Over 25 years in music and entertainment, he has experienced phenomenal success and has played a vital role in transforming the industry. Knowles current focus is on sharing his knowledge and experience as the proud author of the number one best seller book The DNA of Achievers which talks about the 10 Traits of Successful Professionals. In his book, he explores the successes and failures of creating a global brand for one of the world’s leading entertainment companies.

As a self-made entrepreneurial success story who came from a small town and became one of the world’s top entertainment managers and executives in the music industry, Knowles enjoys motivating and inspiring others by sharing his knowledge and experience with others as an educator, public speaker, author, philanthropist, and entertainment consultant.

A self-described “small town country boy,” Knowles grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. He credits his parents with instilling both drive and strong family-centered values within him. His mother was a strong advocate of desegregation. As a result, he was among the first African-Americans to attend Litchfield Junior High School and Gadsden High School. He also was among the first African Americans to attend the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Additionally, Knowles is a 1974 graduate of Fisk University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He was bestowed with the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater at the University’s 2008 Commencement Ceremony. Knowles also holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture, from Cornerstone Christian Bible College. After graduating from college, he began a career as a sales and marketing representative for Xerox in Houston, Texas, where he became one of the top sales executives of medical equipment worldwide. During his tenure with Xerox, he led over 100 marketing and sales seminars for the African American sales team.

Knowles holds a professorship at Texas Southern University, where he teaches courses on the entertainment industry in the School of Communications such as Artist Management, Introduction to the Recording Industry, Special Topics in Entertainment, Entertainment Management, and Media Entrepreneurship. One course, Introduction to the Recording Industry, provides students with a core understanding of all aspects of the music business—from finding talent to recording, to marketing, to business issues. In Entertainment Management, he introduces students to a modern-day approach to the techniques and tools needed to build effective leaders and managers in the entertainment industry. Knowles has also taught Entrepreneurship in the Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. Knowles also has been a popular keynote speaker and guest lecturer at colleges, universities and various organizations throughout the country, including Rice University, University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, the Sync Summit, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Billboard Music & Money Symposium, The Power of Diversity Leadership Panel, and numerous others. In addition to Knowles’ education and public speaking platforms in the United States, he has been featured in several summits and conferences in Europe, Japan, and Canada. As of recent, Knowles has also launched the Knowles Institute, which is an e-learning platform to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge to be successful entrepreneurs and industry executives.

Under his leadership, Music World Entertainment experienced tremendous growth and extraordinary success. The company expanded and diversified into one of the world’s leading music and entertainment conglomerates, with record sales exceeding 450 million. Its global platforms included record label ventures; management services for recording artists and producers; artist development services; endorsement and partnership deals; performance and event facilities; a master catalog series; film and television ventures; licensed merchandise products; philanthropic work; and investment and property holdings. Knowles also established several recording imprints under Music World Music, including Music World Gospel, Music World Kids and Music World Country/Compadre. Music World Music has had an unprecedented impact on music around the globe through its GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, legendary entertainers and music icons, top catalog compilations and celebrated soundtracks.

Knowles’ successful track record has expanded to include film and television. He is executive producer of the #1 box office hit, Obsessed. Knowles also executive produced and is featured in two international reality series: UK’s #1 rated show, Chancers, and the series Breaking From Above, a six-episode program based on the British girl group From Above and their struggles to stay on top. The series aired on MTV International and was viewed in over 160 countries.

He is the recipient of the Century Award of Excellence (1911-2011) from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Award. He was named the "2007 International Executive of the Year" by the Greater Houston Partnership, and was honored by the City of Houston with the declaration of “Mathew Knowles Day." Knowles was an active and longtime voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and served on its GRAMMY® Board Committee. In 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Association.

Mathew Knowles Videos

  • Mathew Knowles on Making First Million, Benefits of Renting vs ...
  • Matthew Knowles - ALLSTAR keynote : pt 2 - YouTube
    Feb 16, 2018 ... Matthew Knowles - ALLSTAR keynote : pt 2 - Manager to the Legend : BEYONCE * DESTINYS CHILD Subscribe to Indie Power TV for ...
  • Mathew Knowles Reveals Involvement in Destiny's Child Success
    VladTV recently caught up with Mathew Knowles, who spoke about his new book, The DNA of Achievers. The manager of Destiny's Child also gave us the...

Mathew Knowles Books

Mathew Knowles Speaking Topics

  • Speech Topics

    Business Leadership Entrepreneurism Sales, Marketing & Branding Small Business Strategic Planning African American Speakers Education Speakers Inspirational Speakers Leadership Speakers Teamwork & Teambuilding Motivation Speakers Empowerment Speakers Success Speakers College & University Speakers Art and Music Education Sales Speakers Seminar and Workshop

FAQs on booking Mathew Knowles

  • How to book Mathew Knowles?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mathew Knowles for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mathew Knowles, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mathew Knowles or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mathew Knowles?

    Booking fees for Mathew Knowles, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mathew Knowles, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mathew Knowles?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mathew Knowles for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mathew Knowles for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mathew Knowles or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mathew Knowles or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mathew Knowles is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mathew Knowles for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Mathew Knowles generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stedman Graham, Pat Williams, Story Musgrave, M.D., Daymond John and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mathew Knowles for an upcoming event.

Mathew Knowles Speaker Videos

  • Mathew Knowles on Making First Million, Benefits of Renting vs ...
    Matthew Knowles - ALLSTAR keynote : pt 2 - YouTube
    Feb 16, 2018 ... Matthew Knowles - ALLSTAR keynote : pt 2 - Manager to the Legend : BEYONCE * DESTINYS CHILD Subscribe to Indie Power TV for ...
  • Mathew Knowles Reveals Involvement in Destiny's Child Success
    VladTV recently caught up with Mathew Knowles, who spoke about his new book, The DNA of Achievers. The manager of Destiny's Child also gave us the ten traits that makes someone an achiever, and how...

Mathew Knowles Speaking Topics

  • Speech Topics

    Business Leadership Entrepreneurism Sales, Marketing & Branding Small Business Strategic Planning African American Speakers Education Speakers Inspirational Speakers Leadership Speakers Teamwork & Teambuilding Motivation Speakers Empowerment Speakers Success Speakers College & University Speakers Art and Music Education Sales Speakers Seminar and Workshop

Mathew Knowles News

  • Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, speaks out about breast cancer diagnosis

    Mathew Knowles is opening up about his private battle with breast cancer. The 67-year-old music manager father of Beyoncé and Solange went public with his diagnosis on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. “I also am a survivor of breast cancer,” he said at the top of the interview, timed with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Knowles, who guided Destiny’s Child to superstardom, revealed that...

  • I Spent A Day With Beyoncé’s Dad — Here’s What I Learned

    I’ll be the first to admit it: when I signed up for Mathew Knowles’ seminar, “The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?” it was more out of car-crash curiosity. I’ve been writing about the industry for a decade, so I didn’t expect to actually learn something about it.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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