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Mathew Knowles Joins Consulting Roster at Music Industry Experts

Music Industry Experts, a music industry consulting agency, announced today that it will be expanding its roster to include Mathew Knowles and Chris Craker, in addition to a monthly contest series for free consulting sessions from top music industry professionals.

The first addition, Mathew Knowles, is most well-known for his work with the multi-award-winning group Destiny’s Child and his work with his daughters, Beyonce and Solange. Knowles is also a credited author (The DNA Of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals, a #1 Best Selling on Amazon), film executive (Obsessed), educator (University of Houston, Prairie View A&M, Art Institute International), and award winner (“Century Award of Excellence” from the Omega Psi Phi fraternity; 2011 “Living Legends Foundation Award”; 2007 “International Executive of the Year” by the Greater Houston Partnership). Knowles is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), serving on its GRAMMY Board Committee, and received a Certificate in Ethical Leadership from Harvard. In 2011, Knowles was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Association.

Chris Craker, the second addition to the roster, is the former Senior Vice President of Sony Masterworks in London and New York. Craker was also the Producer of the soundtrack to the Hollywood blockbuster “Interstellar” (working with Chris Nolan and Hans Zimmer) as well as Executive Producer of Hans Zimmer Live at The Royal Albert Hall and Live at Hammersmith Apollo for the World Tour. As record label owner and Manager, Chris is currently working in a Joint Venture with Warner Music Group. Based in Thailand, Craker runs Karma Studios and consults for record labels and artists wishing to break out in Asia.

In addition to the roster expansion, Music Industry Experts announced a 10% discount on all sessions through 8/31/21 to celebrate Mr. Knowles and Mr. Craker’s welcoming. The discount can be applied to any session using the code “CAREERBOOST10” (case sensitive) and used multiple times.

“With the ever-changing music landscape, from the impact of Covid-19 to the explosion of new technology like crypto and NFTs, artists need trusted resources on how to navigate their careers,” states Brian Penick, CEO & Founder of Music Industry Experts. “We’ve created direct access to the professionals behind the world’s biggest artists while providing a safe and ethical platform for everyone, from dreamers to professionals. Now with our contests offering free sessions, we’re giving those who want to try the platform or may not have income a chance to participate. Our goal is to give everyone from musicians to students and entrepreneurs a way to connect, network, and grow, and it’s an honor to welcome Mr. Knowles and Mr. Craker as a part of our Expert community.”

“As an educator, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find quality information in the music business,” adds Knowles. “Artists need trusted leaders with real-world success to help navigate the ever-changing music landscape. I am excited to partner with Music Industry Experts to offer personal advice to artists through one-on-one sessions to advance their careers.”

“As a serial ‘creator of opportunities’ for others, I am a passionate advocate of mentorship and education in the broadest sense,” adds Craker. “Across a career of some forty years now, covering pretty well every aspect of the music business, I’m constantly inspired by the drive and passion of others, and how I can contribute towards helping people execute their dreams.”

Music Industry Experts launched in December 2020 as the consulting agency division of Music Career Map, an education and career development suite. Music Industry Experts roster includes over 25 music professionals that have worked with clients from The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith to Rihanna, The Killers, and more. One-on-one virtual sessions are available for musicians, students, professionals, and educators to network, discover opportunities, and learn.

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