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The Mathew Knowles Open Lecture

Learn from one of the most successful music executives ever

LCCM will host The Mathew Knowles Open Lecture at its Music Box Venue at 241 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR on 4 February 2020 from 11.00 – 12.30 GMT.

The manager of Destiny’s Child and father to Beyoncé and Solange, Mathew Knowles’ artists have won a combined 30 GRAMMY Awards and he will share his knowledge in an exclusive open lecture and Q&A at the Music Box.

“Very few can boast beginning their lives walking down a road in Alabama to eventually walking down the red carpet at the Grammys,” says JD Donovan, LCCM’s Creative Industries Liaison.From his early days as a record-breaking sales professional, through to music industry titan, and professor and entrepreneur, Mathew Knowles holds many titles. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment, however, is his ability to help others see the potential in themselves.”

Mathew Knowles’ 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. He most recently joined up with his daughter at her viral performance in Dubai.

Mathew Knowles has also served as an executive producer for more than 100 award-winning, platinum and gold albums across multiple genres, including pop, R&B, gospel, dance, and country, as well as soundtracks and special-themed projects.

Join Dr Knowles for an intimate and informative lecture where he’ll dish out his priceless insights and fantastic stories to inspire and educate. Following the lecture tours of the Music Box, refreshments will be available at the bar.


Suitable for all 15+.

Free to schools, students and youth music groups in LCCM’s music community (with code)

General admission £10

About LCCM

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) – formerly London Centre of Contemporary Music, is the highest-ranked provider of music performance and music business degrees in the UK by student satisfaction (NSS 2019, 2020 & 2021). 

We believe we can collectively change the music industry for the better – helping to bring about a fairer, more diverse, better educated and musically more exciting future! We’ve been doing this since 2002, when our founders, all professional musicians themselves, decided to launch a new college for contemporary popular music in the centre of London. The aim was to create a new approach to teaching music that mixed the best of the good universities and conservatories with an art school environment. 

We’ve always been based on Union Street, SE1 and in March 2018 we opened our brand new purpose-built creative campus, The Music Box, which is located in the heart of London’s cultural Southbank. LCCM offers undergraduate courses in Music Performance & Production, Music Business Management, Creative Music Technology and Composition for Films, Games & Other Media. Postgraduate awards are available in Creative Entrepreneurship, Music Performance, Music Production and Entertainment Science.

Higher education should have value for life and we strive to provide our students with a time of creative and cultural experimentation as well as personal development during their studies with us. Our students develop lifelong skills in communication, creative expression, collaboration and cultural understanding as well as furthering their talent, passions and personal ambitions.

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