Music World Music, founded by Matthew "The Baby Is Yours" Knowles, has been listed in a lawsuit brought by Cathy Hughes of TV One. According to EurWeb:
"Mathew Knowles’ Music World Music is listed in the lawsuit because his company brokered the deal for the Essence Music Festival broadcast with TV One. His company is being accused of re-issuing the content BET, MTV and BET’s Centric Network despite TV One’s four-year exclusivity agreement."
As a result of the action, the sister company of TV One, Radio One, who owns at least 12 of the larger gospel music radio stations across the country, has pulled ALL Music World Music Artists from their rotation which has been the primary resource for the promotion of Music World Music Artists. Here's a report from a certain anonmyous source:
|Matthew Knowles & Kathy Hughes|
“All Radio One personnel were told to pull all Music World artists out of rotation immediately and indefinitely! We were told that the mandate came straight from Ms. Hughes and that there would be ramifications for anyone playing or mentioning a Music World artist or song on air,”You Betta Have My Money!
The news is that not only does this show a continued lack of integrity by the chief executive of Music World, Radio One's actions also directly effect both Music World Music's and the artists ability to sell units and ultimately earn an income.
Airtime is still the number one method by which artists are heard and by which sales are ultimately made, and to be banned from such a large analog and digital internet venue will have an effect potentially of epic proportions on the artists which Music World Music represents.
Although one may think that this effects the secular artists and music to which Matthew Knowles is tied to by name recognition, such as Beyonce or either one of the Destiny Child spin-offs, there is nothign further from the truth. You see Music World Music is the 5th largest Gospel music Label in America, and claims to have been in gospel music for over 10 years now. In addition 90% of the radio promotions for its artists are done through Radio One. So ultimately, it is the gospel artists themselves who are be banned from the radio air waves.
Music World Music Gospel Artists Include:
|Le'Andria Johnson &|
There are more than a few of some of the more popular personalities who depend upon Music World Music for the promotion of their CD's and projects. Some of them include, Juanita Bynum, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Micah Stampley and new “Sunday Best” winners Le’Andria Johnson and Amber Bullock.
So this is a very important issue for both old and new artists looking to at least keep a small portion of an ever decreasing market share of gospel music. It's important to the bottom line. How much exposure can the artist receive with Music World Music and ultimately how much money can be made?
Bad Businsess Move, Greed Or Plain Ole Laziness
Juanita Bynum II
Remember in our story, "We Are Crying For You Juanita II...What A Mess" Juanita II said that Mr. Knowles was one of the most wise business persons that she knew. She stated this:
"...when you join wisdom, with gift and talent and the anointing you have power. And I was honored that he immediately recognized the anointing on my life and the God on my life and his press is, "the world has got to hear this" and he didn't come trying to make me anything but who I already was..."
She then went on to say that Mr. Knowles was going to help her evangelize the world:
"his wisdom recognizes the anointing and the gift that I have, so now the two of us joined together will be messengers around the world."
Although Mr. Knowles views it as an opportunity to expand and gain some new relationships with stations that neither he nor his company previously sought, it seems that Mr. Knowles realizes that his move was anything but wise, and now he has to go back to work to salvage his brand and his artists:
“We didn’t, as a company, we didn’t focus as much. (on other venues) And that was a mistake on our part as a label, It’s allowed us to give our focus to the entire radio community fully rather than just putting a lot of eggs in one basket. Not that we overlooked the other ones. We never would overlook them. It’s just that we didn’t focus as much as we should and we didn’t build those relationships as strongly as we should."...“It’s an opportunity for us. In the 20 years, we’ve always thought outside the box and it’s been real successful for us,”...“I’m so happy to be able to understand AM radio better and continue to build relationships with all gospel stations. So it’s been an opportunity for us.”
Now, please keep this in mind, Juanita II said that her "prophetic gift" gives her the ability to discern the "times" for the people of God, allowing her to express what God is doing "in the earth realm" while simultaneously stating that she only knows "in part". (which is merely a biblical cover for when the unexpected happens) But the part that she did know did not allow her to discern the integrity of Matthew Knowles some years ago, when he destroyed his family, or the "actions" of Matthew Knowles violating his contractual agreement with TV One. Neither could she discern his ethic of placing all of his business efforts in one venue both of which would have its effect on her CD sales and her world evangelism at the hands and direction of Matthew Knowles (we'll discuss more on the modern FALSE prophets in an upcoming post) But I would really like to look at the following issue:
|Angel Taylor & Chanelle Haynes|
Can The World & The Gospel Artist Walk Together?
Amos 3:3 ~ "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
Can a person who is not saved or a company which is directed under Christian leadership, properly represent gospel artists? Now I know that many of the artists represented here are suspect. We've already mentioned Juanita II whom I believed may have snapped when Thomas Weeks beat her up. Further Trin-I-Tee 5:7 who said in a Feb. 2011 Radio One Baltimore Interview that "In order to be attractive to this generation they have to see what they are used to seeing" ???? doesn't appear to have a clue or conviction on presenting anything whereby one would consider them to be saved...but ASIDE from all that...can gospel artists place their talents and gifts in the hands of the unsaved and expect to be successful? If they can, is that relationship pleasing to God?
On both notes, I will take what the bible says over what men say. Yes, I believe it can be more lucrative, at least in the near short term, but that's the problem, when gospel folk present what they tell everyone is "MINISTRY" for the profit or the monetary value that can be gained, there always will be a problem. Since when is the devil ever interested in promoting and properly handling ministry? Please tell me that.