1. Beyonce's Father Granted Cut in Child Support

    March 05, 2014 8:25 AM EST A judge approved a substantial cut in the amount of child support that Beyonce Knowles' father must pay because his income dropped after his superstar daughter fired him as her manager. A ruling obtained by The Associated Press shows that a L ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Beyonce Fights to Withhold Sensitive Documents in Video Game Lawsuit

    July 26, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The videogame company suing Beyonce Knowles-Carter for allegedly walking away from a multi-million dollar deal to produce a game is demanding sensitive documents the singer wants kept private. Plaintiff Gate Five is seeking Beyonce's conversa ...

  4. Kelly Rowland Steps Out With 'Motivation' On New Album

    July 22, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With 18 weeks on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, Kelly Rowland's breathless pillow-talk ballad "Motivation," featuring Lil Wayne , is undeniably one of the summer's ...

  5. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with allegations that h ...

  6. Legal Documents Relating to Beyonce, Mathew Knowles May Shed Light on Singer's New Management, Touring Deals

    July 13, 2011 7:09 PM EDT The legal papers filed this week by Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and former manager, state that Live Nation Entertainment made false claims about him to his daughter - including that he "stole or took money from her" - at least ...

  7. Beyonce Fired Dad Amid Accusations of Theft, Legal Documents Show: Report

    July 12, 2011 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce 's belief that her father stole money from her led to his being fired as her manager, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ . The pop singer terminated her Mathew Knowles -- who launched her career at a young age -- in March. At the ...

  8. Beyonce Fired Dad Amid Accusations of Theft, Legal Documents Show: Report

    July 12, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Beyonce's belief that her father Matthew Knowles stole money from her led to his being fired as her manager, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ . The pop singer terminated Mathew Knowles -- who launched her career at a young age -- in ...

  9. Beyonce Working on Music Video for New Single: Report

    April 12, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Beyonce 's camp is remaining mum on the progress of her forthcoming fourth album, the pop star is rumored to be releasing the disc in June -- and was reportedly shooting a music video for its first single in New Jersey last week. Accordin ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Beyonce, Father Mathew Knowles Announce Professional Split

    March 29, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B eyonce 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," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure told The Associated Press in a state ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. THE [PRIVATE] GIG ECONOMY

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 The market for private and corporate shows is enjoying renewed growth after being severely stunted by the economic downturn of the past two years. Private gigs pay well, frequently much more than an act would be guaranteed for a public show, and most ...

  15. Producer Rob Fusari Dishes on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé

    February 24, 2010 3:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Amid the high-gloss mix of teen-pop Cyranos, R&B blue-chippers and top 40 auteurs on Billboard's Top 10 Songwriters list (see page 14), only one name prompted sheepish shrugs and subsequent Googling in the Billboard offices. Lady Gaga ' ...

  16. Beyonce's Mother Tina Knowles Files for Divorce

    December 19, 2009 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce 's mother, Tina Knowles, has filed for divorce from the pop diva's father and manager, Mathew Knowles. Tina Knowles began legal proceedings Nov. 11, according to documents filed with the Harris County Court Clerk. She launched the ...

  17. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" d ...

  19. Kelly Rowland To Host Bravo Show

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Kelly Rowland is heading to television as the co-host of Bravo's new reality series, "The Fashion Show." Rowland, in her first gig since parting ways with former manager Mathew Knowles a few weeks back, will be teamed ...

  20. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie &q ...

  21. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Be ...

  22. Two Sides Of The Coin

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," reveals an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due this week via Music World/Columbia. Beyonce's third sol ...

  23. Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music Wo Beyonce's third so ...

  24. Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia. "Be ...

  25. Solange Steps Out On Sophomore Solo Disc

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no twist of fate that the opener on Solange's sophomore album, "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams" (Aug. 26, Music World/Geffen), is a track titled "God Given Name," on which the 22-year-old ar It's no twist ...

  26. Music World Entertainment Expands Staff

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music World Entertainment, headed by president/CEO Mathew Knowles, has appointed three new members to its executive staff: Lynn Scott, VP of marketing; Jennifer Carlson, VP of digital strategy and emerging technologies; and Penny Lazo, national di ...

  27. Foos, Knowles Voice Support For Grammys Show

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the Writer's Guild of America currently considering a request for an interim agreement with the Recording Academy to proceed with the Grammys, several artists have voiced their support for the awards show. The Recording Academy released ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Artists Finding 'Authenticity' In Brands

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Branded entertainment strategies and partnerships were discussed at the second day (Sept. 7) of the seventh annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference & Awards, held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. Panelists, culled from the worl ...

  30. Artists Finding 'Authenticity' In Brands

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Branded entertainment strategies and partnerships were discussed on second day (Sept. 7). Branded entertainment strategies and partnerships were discussed at the second day (Sept. 7) of the seventh annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference & ...

  31. Beyonce Inks Deal With EMI Music Publishing

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal brokered by EMI exec Big Jon Platt. R&B artist Beyonce has signed a long-term worldwide co-publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. Mathew Knowles, the singer's father and manager, first revealed the pact to Billboard.biz Sept. 7 a ...

  32. Manager Refutes Beyonce Album Delay Rumors

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's sophomore solo effort, "B'Day," is still scheduled for release on Sept. 5 via Music World/Columbia/Sony Urban, according to the singer's father and manager Ma Despite rumors to the c ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Kelly Rowland Album Bumped To 2007

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The release of Kelly Rowland's sophomore solo set for Columbia/Sony Urban Music, "My Story: Kelly Rowland," has been moved from July to first-quarter 2007. The release of Kelly Rowland's sophomore solo set for Columbia/Sony Urban ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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’ ...

  39. Ask Billboard

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'Brokeback Mountain,' Kelly Rowland and Prince questions answered. 'BROKEBACK' SOUNDTRACK Hi Keith, I saw the film "Brokeback Mountain" and just fell in love with it. In fact, I loved it so much I rushed out to the reco ...

  40. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. ...

  41. Destiny's Return

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year hiatus, Destiny's Child is picking up where it left off: at the top. "Lose My Breath," the first single from the group's hotly anticipated album "Destiny Fulf ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Destiny's Child Flipping Over New Album

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia, will capitalize on CD/DVD flip-side technology, according to the group's manager, Mathew Knowles. The audio side will fea The next Destiny's Child studio a ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Destiny's Child Slapped With Infringement Suit

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb" Robinson has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Destiny's Child, claiming that the group based its hit song "Survivor" on music he wrote. Miami-based producer Terrence "T-Robb&qu ...

  50. Solange Following In Big Sis' Footsteps

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young artist on her firs ...

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