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Outside Of Being Beyoncé's Dad, Mathew Knowles Has Held Multiple Titles To Build An Estimated $1M Net Worth

There are certain songs that, if played, will provoke a specific response from people — “Say My Name” is one of those songs. And while Destiny’s Child is behind that classic hit, during their formative years, Mathew Knowles was the man behind the girl group. Knowles is a record producer and music talent manager, mainly known for his work with Destiny’s Child. However, his career spans beyond his work with the chart-topping girl group. According to his website, Knowles has worked as the executive producer for over 100 award-winning albums. His work can be found with other big names like Chaka Khan, Solange, The O’Jays, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Knowles also created Music World Films & TV in 2022, managing a $275 million fund for new television and film incentives. As previously reported by AfroTech, Knowles began his work with the music fund after he sold his music company to APX Capital Group. Outside of the media business, Knowles holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Cornerstone Christian...

Josh Rodgers

Sep 29, 2022

AfroTech Conference Is Around The Corner, But Are You Ready? — Follow These Tips To Maximize Your Experience

In 2016, Solange released her critically acclaimed album, “A Seat at the Table.” The album spoke to the Black experience and some of how the community navigates culture. One of the songs from this album that fully embraces the concept of the challenges, range, and beauty of the Black experience is “F.U.B.U.” In it, she opens by declaring, “…Made this song to make it all y’all’s turn. For us, this sh-t is for us.” In just a few short months, the Solange-inspired calling card will have undeniable evidence as members of the tech and business communities gather in Austin, TX, for AfroTech Conference. On Nov. 13-17, 2022, conference attendees will participate in panel discussions and keynote addresses, network with industry experts, and engage in various entertainment experiences guaranteed to keep the vibes high. While the conference is open to everyone, there is no doubt that AfroTech is a F.U.B.U (for us, by us) situation. So, check out these tips to help maximize your experience at...

Josh Rodgers

Aug 15, 2022

Mathew Knowles Becomes Manager Of $275M Film & TV Fund After Selling Music World Entertainment

Three decades ago, Mathew Knowles founded his own music company Music World Entertainment Group. Now, the longtime music executive — who formerly managed Destiny’s Child and his daughters Beyoncé and Solange — is turning a new chapter in his career. Knowles has sold his music company to APX Capital Group, Deadline reports. Music World Entertainment is set to merge its film and TV division within the investment fund. Under the acquisition, the former owner will now manage the $275 million fund for film and TV co-productions for the U.S. and Italy. “The decision to partner with APX Capital Group is well made and corresponds to Music World Entertainment Group’s intent to expand its film and television portfolio,” Knowles shared, according to Deadline. “Through this unique collaboration and as head of this new division under APX I’ll be able to share the story of my life by combining compelling storytelling with access to exceptional talent and music that will both entertain and...

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 18, 2022

Solange's Saint Heron Announces Free Digital Library Of Rare Black Literature

Solange made it clear with her widely acclaimed album “A Seat at the Table” that she’s dedicated to protecting what Black people own, and she’s just announced her inaugural free library that does just that. Under her studio and platform Saint Heron, the singer has revealed its new community library filled with rare books and art by Black creators for research, study and exploration, Variety reports . As previously reported by AfroTech, Saint Heron’s mission is to preserve, collect and uplift the stories, works, and archives of Black and brown artists within our creative communities. “The Saint Heron Library continues the work we have been building by preserving collections of creators with the urgency they deserve,” Solange said. “Together we seek to create an archive of stories and works we deem valuable. These works expand imaginations, and it is vital to us to make them accessible to students, and our...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 14, 2021