MATHEW KNOWLES
Founder of Music World Entertainment Corporation, Father & Manager to Beyoncé
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$20,001 - $30,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Texas

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"Dr. Knowles, thank you so much for sharing with us the breadth of your experience in business as we wrestled with the symposium topic, 'The Future of Black Institutions' at Harvard this past Spring. Your transparency and insight about your history in business – along with that of your colleagues in education and ministry – created a space for rich, compelling and energetic dialogue and debate. You helped ignite a conversation that must continue."

Professor of Religion and African American Studies

"Mathew is a versatile speaker with the ability to give an in-depth perspective on a broad range of topics. Recently, Mathew gave an insightful and engaging talk to a large group of African American women attorneys in Houston on the topic of breast cancer. The women in attendance walked away more knowledgeable about the importance of testing and self-care as well as how breast cancer can affect men and women."

Esq. Attorney and Regional Director of Business Development

"It was such a pleasure to have Mathew Knowles speak at the "Create Your Masterpiece" Italy Retreat! At the event Mathew stood out as an exemplary world leader and speaker because of his extensive business and life experience. It was evident that he speaks from a place of truth and is able to get right to the root of the problem. He was so open to share his deep wisdom and insights, and I greatly appreciated his willingness to connect personally with our participants. The Retreat was a huge success and we all benefited greatly from his presence. I would invite Mathew Knowles to speak at future events without reservation and look forward to working with him in the future."

Certified Life and Business Coach

"It has been a great honor for us to have Mr. Knowles present at BIME PRO this year. Great professional with whom it has been very easy to work and that has added great value to our event."

BIME Pro
ABOUT MATHEW KNOWLES

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 Corporation, 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.

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 the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater at the University’s 2008 Commencement Ceremony.

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 and is currently teaching Music and the Digital Age at The University of Houston; at The Art Institute International he is teaching a course titled The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music, as well as 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. 

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He has travelled all over the world as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and panelist at various prestigious universities and organizations. At Harvard University he was featured as a panelist at opening night of the Black Institutions and Race Futures symposium and most recently completed a course in Ethical Leadership at Harvard University. He was invited by Cornell University’s Africana Studies Department to be a special guest lecturer where he engaged in a spirited conversation with students about race relations in America. In addition, he had notably successful speaking engagements at The University of Cape Town, Berklee College of Music, Hampton University, Howard University, Rice University, Alabama A&M, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and the University of Southern California. Other highlights include being keynote speaker at The Greater Houston Partnership’s HYPE Impact Awards, the eWomen Network Conference, and the Creating Your Masterpiece conference in Tuscany, Italy.

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, , featuring 15-tracks of never-before-heard recordings fromDESTINY’S CHILD: The Untold Story Presents Girls Tyme the beginning of Destiny’s Child, when they were known as Girls Tyme.

Knowles’ work in film and television includes Executive Producer of the number one box office movie Obsessed featuring Idris Elba and Beyoncé, Eight Days a reality show of cancer survivors, Breaking From Above as well as Stop The Spread Now a PSA that shows the ways that Coronavirus spreads. Knowles has many major feature movie soundtracks to his credit including Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Master of Disguise and Charlie’s Angels, all on Music World Entertainment Corporation record label.

His philanthropic efforts and community service endeavors include The Knowles Temenos House (a 400 unit housing complex for Houston’s homeless), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gospel Music Association Board of Directors, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Board Member, The Recording Academy Board of Directors, and the Survivor Foundation.

As a pioneer for African American success in the corporate world, Dr. Knowles intimately understands the need to empower the community by sharing his knowledge.

MATHEW KNOWLES PROGRAMS & TOPICS

The DNA of Achievers

10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals: A business-oriented, motivational, and inspirational talk all rolled into one. As the title suggests, it focuses on characteristics that are common among successful people from all walks of life.

Entrepreneurship 101

Understanding the theory, process, characteristics, sales, marketing and practice of entrepreneurship. An in-depth look at why some entrepreneurs fail, whereas others succeed.

10 Qualities of Successful Leadership

These leadership traits are essential qualities that make effective leaders, weather you are managing a team, an organization, a department, or an entire company, these traits are all used to guide people and projects to success.

Harmonizing Your Workforce

Five Ways to Make Diversity and Inclusion Competitive Advantages: Diversity and inclusion can have many positive factors, such as being more adaptable, more innovative, a more engaging team, acceptance, and greater problem-solving capacity.

How to Develop Your Branding & Endorsement Identity

Using Beyonce’ as a case study we look at simple steps for a successful branding and endorsement building process from how to build a brand, how to create a brand identity, how to build a brand and endorsement strategy and others.

Habits of Successful Marketing & Salespeople

Taking from 20 years of high achievement in sales and marketing, from being the number one salesperson worldwide at Xerox Medical System and others. This presentation is about using a measurable, repeatable sales process from knowing your product, reviewing your pipeline, follow up, building an effective marketing strategy from determining the target audience, how to champion on social media, conducting research and more.

Racism from the Eyes of a Child

A personal reflection and view on racism in America and worldwide. An examination of the backdrop of discrimination from post-slavery, up through the civil rights protest, on into the present racial climate that exist today in every facet of our lives.

Request Availability for Mathew Knowles

MATHEW KNOWLES BOOKS
MATHEW KNOWLES
Founder of Music World Entertainment Corporation, Father & Manager to Beyoncé
TRAVELS FROM:

Texas
KEYNOTE FEE:

$20,001 - $30,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
"Dr. Knowles, thank you so much for sharing with us the breadth of your experience in business as we wrestled with the symposium topic, 'The Future of Black Institutions' at Harvard this past Spring. Your transparency and insight about your history in business – along with that of your colleagues in education and ministry – created a space for rich, compelling and energetic dialogue and debate. You helped ignite a conversation that must continue."
Professor of Religion and African American Studies

Harvard University

"Mathew is a versatile speaker with the ability to give an in-depth perspective on a broad range of topics. Recently, Mathew gave an insightful and engaging talk to a large group of African American women attorneys in Houston on the topic of breast cancer. The women in attendance walked away more knowledgeable about the importance of testing and self-care as well as how breast cancer can affect men and women."
Esq. Attorney and Regional Director of Business Development

"It was such a pleasure to have Mathew Knowles speak at the "Create Your Masterpiece" Italy Retreat! At the event Mathew stood out as an exemplary world leader and speaker because of his extensive business and life experience. It was evident that he speaks from a place of truth and is able to get right to the root of the problem. He was so open to share his deep wisdom and insights, and I greatly appreciated his willingness to connect personally with our participants. The Retreat was a huge success and we all benefited greatly from his presence. I would invite Mathew Knowles to speak at future events without reservation and look forward to working with him in the future."
Certified Life and Business Coach

"It has been a great honor for us to have Mr. Knowles present at BIME PRO this year. Great professional with whom it has been very easy to work and that has added great value to our event."
BIME Pro

ABOUT MATHEW KNOWLES

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 Corporation, 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.

Read More

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 the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater at the University’s 2008 Commencement Ceremony.

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 and is currently teaching Music and the Digital Age at The University of Houston; at The Art Institute International he is teaching a course titled The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music, as well as 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.

He has travelled all over the world as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and panelist at various prestigious universities and organizations. At Harvard University he was featured as a panelist at opening night of the Black Institutions and Race Futures symposium and most recently completed a course in Ethical Leadership at Harvard University. He was invited by Cornell University’s Africana Studies Department to be a special guest lecturer where he engaged in a spirited conversation with students about race relations in America. In addition, he had notably successful speaking engagements at The University of Cape Town, Berklee College of Music, Hampton University, Howard University, Rice University, Alabama A&M, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and the University of Southern California. Other highlights include being keynote speaker at The Greater Houston Partnership’s HYPE Impact Awards, the eWomen Network Conference, and the Creating Your Masterpiece conference in Tuscany, Italy.

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, , featuring 15-tracks of never-before-heard recordings fromDESTINY’S CHILD: The Untold Story Presents Girls Tyme the beginning of Destiny’s Child, when they were known as Girls Tyme.

Knowles’ work in film and television includes Executive Producer of the number one box office movie Obsessed featuring Idris Elba and Beyoncé, Eight Days a reality show of cancer survivors, Breaking From Above as well as Stop The Spread Now a PSA that shows the ways that Coronavirus spreads. Knowles has many major feature movie soundtracks to his credit including Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Master of Disguise and Charlie’s Angels, all on Music World Entertainment Corporation record label.

His philanthropic efforts and community service endeavors include The Knowles Temenos House (a 400 unit housing complex for Houston’s homeless), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gospel Music Association Board of Directors, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Board Member, The Recording Academy Board of Directors, and the Survivor Foundation.

As a pioneer for African American success in the corporate world, Dr. Knowles intimately understands the need to empower the community by sharing his knowledge.

MATHEW KNOWLES PROGRAMS & TOPICS
The DNA of Achievers
10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals: A business-oriented, motivational, and inspirational talk all rolled into one. As the title suggests, it focuses on characteristics that are common among successful people from all walks of life.
Entrepreneurship 101
Understanding the theory, process, characteristics, sales, marketing and practice of entrepreneurship. An in-depth look at why some entrepreneurs fail, whereas others succeed.
10 Qualities of Successful Leadership
These leadership traits are essential qualities that make effective leaders, weather you are managing a team, an organization, a department, or an entire company, these traits are all used to guide people and projects to success.
Harmonizing Your Workforce
Five Ways to Make Diversity and Inclusion Competitive Advantages: Diversity and inclusion can have many positive factors, such as being more adaptable, more innovative, a more engaging team, acceptance, and greater problem-solving capacity.
How to Develop Your Branding & Endorsement Identity

Using Beyonce’ as a case study we look at simple steps for a successful branding and endorsement building process from how to build a brand, how to create a brand identity, how to build a brand and endorsement strategy and others.

Habits of Successful Marketing & Salespeople

Taking from 20 years of high achievement in sales and marketing, from being the number one salesperson worldwide at Xerox Medical System and others. This presentation is about using a measurable, repeatable sales process from knowing your product, reviewing your pipeline, follow up, building an effective marketing strategy from determining the target audience, how to champion on social media, conducting research and more.

Racism from the Eyes of a Child

A personal reflection and view on racism in America and worldwide. An examination of the backdrop of discrimination from post-slavery, up through the civil rights protest, on into the present racial climate that exist today in every facet of our lives.

Request Availability for Mathew Knowles

How to Develop Your Branding & Endorsement Identity

Using Beyonce’ as a case study we look at simple steps for a successful branding and endorsement building process from how to build a brand, how to create a brand identity, how to build a brand and endorsement strategy and others.

Habits of Successful Marketing & Salespeople

Taking from 20 years of high achievement in sales and marketing, from being the number one salesperson worldwide at Xerox Medical System and others. This presentation is about using a measurable, repeatable sales process from knowing your product, reviewing your pipeline, follow up, building an effective marketing strategy from determining the target audience, how to champion on social media, conducting research and more.

Racism from the Eyes of a Child

A personal reflection and view on racism in America and worldwide. An examination of the backdrop of discrimination from post-slavery, up through the civil rights protest, on into the present racial climate that exist today in every facet of our lives.

Request Availability for Mathew Knowles

MATHEW KNOWLES BOOKS