Between teaching an Entertainment & The Recording Industry course at Texas Southern University School of Communication, and dodging child support payments/actual children, Beyoncé’s estranged father Matthew Knowles has found time to teach music aspirants how to be the next D-D-DIVA. The stage dad recently announced that he’ll be leading a one-day course at Houston Community College called ”The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?” From the class description,
The daylong boot camp will allow attendees to tap Knowles’ vast entertainment and music business expertise and leave with real information, contacts and strategies for their own successful entertainment endeavors.
Given that Beyoncé and her family have severed ties with Papa Knowles, LOL at “contacts.” But maybe he knows some great makeup artists future stars should work with? Actually, the class isn’t just for those with vocal skills, but for anyone who wants to be tangentially involved with the music industry.
Current or aspiring entertainers, songwriters, musicians, composers, writers, producers, managers, sound or engineering technicians, publicists, attorneys, financial planners, fashion stylists, hair dressers, photographers, editors, accountants and a myriad of other entertainment-industry hopefuls are invited to attend.
But should you specifically want to follow the path of Queen Beysus, it’s important to note that Knowles hasn’t an impeccable track record when it comes to building other musicians to the top of the charts. After being fired from #CampYonce, Matthew Knowles remained the head of his Music World Entertainment group and has managed the careers of 13 artists you’ve never heard of including La’Vandia Johnson, who incidentally accused her label boss of embezzlement and bullying in 2013. Also listed on MWE’s site is Brian Courtney Wilson and From Above. (Can you name a recent big hit from Brian Courtney Wilson and From Above? Exactly.)
Should you still want to buy tickets for your struggling indie artist friends, they’re still available for $295 via pre-order, and $350 at the door. Or you can just release music on Soundcloud for free…whatever.
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