Radio One pulls Matthew Knowles artists from radio

Houston-based Matthew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment is reportedly blacklisted by media giant, Radio One. reports that Knowles was involved in a lawsuit with Radio One regarding their license of Essence Music Festival programming. Knowles allegedly re-issued the content to BET, MTV & Centric Network, eventhough the locense was exclusive to Radio One’s TV One. reports that Radio One owner Cathy Hughes has pulled all music associated with Matthew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment from their stations.

Radio One owns 52 stations in 15 U.S. cities. They syndicate the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and also have majority ownership of Reach Media, operator of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Artists currently on the Music World Gospel label include Juanita Bynum, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Micah Stampley and BET’s “Sunday Best” winners Le’Andria Johnson and Amber Bullock.