Author, professor, lecturer, public speaker, entrepreneur, music executive, artist manager, fighter and survivor would be the words used to sum up the life and career of Mathew Knowles, Ph.D.
Knowles is widely recognized in the entertainment industry for his effective approach in developing and promoting award-winning artists. As founder of Music World Entertainment and Artist Management, he has served as executive producer for more than 100 award-winning, platinum and gold albums in multiple genres, including pop, R&B, gospel, dance, and country, as well as soundtracks and special-themed projects. Record sales have exceeded 450 million worldwide, with work featuring some of the biggest names in music including Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Destiny’s Child, Solange, and Beyoncé, to name a few.
Knowles has garnered countless awards for his achievements in business, the music industry, and community partnerships. He is the winner of an MTV Video Music Award, the recipient of the Century Award of Excellence (2011) from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and he also received 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.” In 2018, he served as a guest judge on Idols South Africa which is equivalent to the American Idols.
Dr. Knowles possesses an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Cornerstone Christian Bible College, and has held professorships at Texas Southern University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses on the entertainment industry and entrepreneurship as and currently Prairie View A&M University where he teaches in the School of Business. He was also a distinguished lecturer at Cornell University, Fisk University and Rice University.
Dr. Knowles is also the author of the #1 best-selling book, The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals. His other books include Racism from the Eyes of a Child, a personal reflection on racism in America through the lens of his childhood; The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music, where he presents a keen examination of the liberating effects of music on oppressed people; and his most recent titles PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA, PR Strategies for the Digital Age, a bite sized yet comprehensive manual into the most effective ways to navigate through the feverish new publicity landscape and DESTINY’S CHILD: The Untold Story, a deeply revealing story of a father raising his child to be the biggest global superstar of our current generation. Along with the Destiny’s Child expose, Dr. Knowles released a companion album, DESTINY’S CHILD: The Untold Story Presents