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The lineup for MDLBeast XP Music Futures includes Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles

A top-notch line-up has been announced for the music conference in Riyadh.

Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles and Jeddah-based rapper Lil Eazy are just some of the names joining the lineup of MDLBeast XP Music Futures. The line-up for the music conference has been announced, and it looks set to be an inspiring event. Taking place in Riyadh from 28 to 30 November, it brings together international as well as local talent. 

Matthew Knowles is famous for being the manager of Destiny’s Child, and managed the solo careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. During the group’s career, he worked as a producer and executive producer. Matthew also serves on the Grammy Board Committee. At MDLBeast’s XP Music Futures, he will host Reinvention and Relevance: Building Longevity in Your Career with Matthew Knowles, which provides an insight into the industry.

Lil Eazy is a Somali hip-hop artist who was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. The artist joined the local group Knockout Crew, and has been influential in changing the music scene in Jeddah. His successful songs include Millionaire, which has more than one million views on YouTube. At MDLBeast’s XP Music Futures, he will host Creating a Hit Song: Formula Vs Trend. 

Other highlights at MDLBeast XP Music Futures include Dutch DJ Hardwell’s session Wellness for the Constantly Creative Mind. Palestinian-Chilean singer, Elyanna, and Swedish House Mafia’s former manager, Amy Thomson, will also join the talks.

If you’re a budding musician, MDLBeast’s XP Music Futures is a great place to gain inspiration. The conference launched in 2021, and returns with more musical events. Sign up and join panel discussions, workshops with musicians, networking opportunities with industry professionals and nightlife events. 

Nada Alhelabi, Director of XP Music Conference, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring the greatest minds from the international music industry together, in the heart of the kingdom, to connect with the XP Music Futures community. For a second year running, we will discuss and gain mission-critical insight into the opportunities and challenges of accelerating the regional creative music scene we have today.

Tickets are available from 24 September. 

GO: Visit https://mdlbeast.com for more information.

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