Mathew Knowles

  1. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  2. Mathew Knowles Says Split With Beyonce Shows 'She Wants To Have More Control Of Her Business'

    March 29, 2011 3:36 PM EDT Mathew Knowles says Beyonce's decision to part ways with him as a manager was part of her growing up. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Knowles called his daughter a "very, very smart businesswoman" who is ready ...

  3. Mathew Knowles Calls Decision To Stop Managing Beyonce 'Mutual'

    March 29, 2011 10:49 AM EDT Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and former manager, issued a statement late Monday in the wake of her announcement that he will no longer be managing her career. "The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual ...

  4. Beyonce's Father, Mathew Knowles, Is No Longer Her Manager

    March 28, 2011 10:12 PM EDT Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, her publicist said Monday. The Grammy-winning singer and her father have parted ways "on a business level," the publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press in ...

  5. Schure Media Opens Shop

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Noel-Schure, formerly senior VP of Media at Columbia Records/Sony Music, has established her own publicity firm, Schure Media. Based in New York City and northern New Jersey, the firm has signed Music World/Columbia artist Beyoncé as its fi ...

  6. Michelle Williams Parts Ways With Mathew Knowles' Management

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michelle Williams, the third member of the Beyonce-headed group Destiny's Child, has parted ways with her management company, Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment. "After much prayer and consideration I have decided to part way ...

  7. Kelly Rowland Splits From Beyonce's Manager Dad

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her car ...

  8. Williams In A Dance Mood On Second Solo Disc

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her second solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. Music World Entertainment CEO Matthew Knowles played the project for Billboard.com last week ...

  9. Music World Nabs Roots Indie Compadre

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment has acquired Houston-based independent roots label, Compadre Records. Brad Turcotte will maintain his role as president of Compadre, and the label will continue to exist as an imprint through Music Wo ...

  10. Mario's Management Dispute Settled

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The litigation over multiplatinum recording artist Mario's former management relationship with Troy Patterson is over. All of the parties have settled their disputes or have been dismissed from the case, including managers Matthew Knowles, Ju ...

  11. RHYTHM & BLUES: SUNSHINE RISES AGAIN

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sunshine Anderson isn't leaving anything to chance this time around. The talented R&B singer is already stumping for her new album, "Sunshine at Midnight," even though it's not due until January v Sunshine Anderson isn& ...

  12. Sanctuary Settles With Three Managers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Urban ties severed. Sanctuary Group said today (July 10) it has "amicably settled" all disputes with a triumvirate of former urban artist managers. Publicly-listed Sanctuary said litigation had started in February after Music World/Sanct ...

  13. Sanctuary Settles With Three Managers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Urban ties severed. Sanctuary Group said today (July 10) it has "amicably settled" all disputes with a triumvirate of former urban artist managers. Publicly-listed Sanctuary said litigation had started in February after Music World/Sanct ...

  14. Knowles Buys-Back MWE For $5M

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. British-based independent music firm Sanctuary Group plc said today (July 6) it has sold MW Entertainment, Productions and Management Inc (MWE) to Knowles Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. Br ...

  15. Knowles Buys-Back MWE For $5M

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sale ends rocky 3-year relationship. Mathew Knowles has reclaimed control of MWE. British-based independent music firm Sanctuary Group plc said today (July 6) it has sold MW Entertainment, Productions and Management Inc (MWE) to Knowles for $5 mil ...

  16. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territories. Mathew Knowles' urban artist manageme ...

  17. MWE, Mirage Forge Middle East Deal

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoter to represent Knowles' artists. Mathew Knowles' urban artist management firm Music World Entertainment has appointed leading Middle Eastern promoter Mirage Promotions to exclusively represent its artists in a string of territorie ...

  18. Knowles, Sanctuary Terminate Partnership

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Group closed its urban division in Feb. Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment (MWE) and Music World Music record label have apparently ended their partnership with the Sanctuary Group. Knowles, who rose to prominence as the manager of Destiny’ ...

  19. Sanctuary Execs To Speak At ITC

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group co-founder Andy Taylor and head of the British independent music company's urban division Mathew Knowles are among the confirmed speakers at this years' In The City (ITC) conference, w Sanctuary Group co-founder Andy Tayl ...

  20. Sanctuary Acquires Urban Specialist Erving Wonder

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties through the acquisition of urban management specialist Erving Wonder (EW). U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban propert ...

  21. Sanctuary Acquires Urban Specialist Erving Wonder

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties through the acquisition of management company Erving Wonder (EW). U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties throu ...

  22. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Extensive push planned for 'American Idol' star. B-Rite Music artist RJ Helton has signed with Mathew Knowles' management company, Music World, a division of Sanctuary. A top-five finalist on "American Idol," Helton recent ...

  23. Maurice Joshua, Mathew Knowles In Mgmt Talks

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Maurice Joshua is close to signing a management deal with Mathew Knowles of Music World/Sanctuary, according to a source. Grammy-winning producer Maurice Joshua is close to signing a management deal with Mathew Knowles of M ...

  24. O'Jays Sign With Mathew Knowles' Music World

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a multiple-album deal through his Sony Music-distributed Music World Music (MWM) label. The trio's first album under the pact is due this summer. Mathew Knowles has signed the O'Jays to a mult ...