Destiny's Child manager and Beyonce Knowles' father, Matthew Knowles, has been added to the list of confirmed speakers at this year's Urban Music Seminar which takes place at London's Royal Festival Hall from September 18-19.
Knowles will sit alongside other new additions to the list such as Mica Paris, Omar and famed songwriter Wayne Hector in the Be Inspired interviews, which are designed to advise young people on the workings of the music industry.
The two-day event, which is co-sponsired by Roc-A-Fella also sees BBC 1Xtra, MTV Base and Wall of Sound lend support to the event. Meanwhile, BBC 1Xtra has announced that it will be co-sponsoring the Soundstage along with New Deal. The stage will give attendees the opportunity to perform before a host of key music industry executives including PR, management and labels.