Steven Machat is an American entertainment entrepreneur. a film producer, the author of 10 books, a music publisher, and manager and lawyer of talent as well as an owner of record labels. Machat’s label Hippos in Tanks/Machat Records created with his late son Barron Machat. They had representation of Arca Dean Blunt, Grimes, James Ferraro, Yung Lean. When Barrón died Machat closed the label.
Machat has represented Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Ready For The World, Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, Snoop Dogg, Stacey Jackson, Phil Crown and Bobby Brown to name a few. Machat specializes in world music and amongst many has worked with Gilberto Gil, Rita Lee, Manu Dibango, Angelic Kidjo and his new release Dayramir Gonzales from Cuba who is up for three Grammys.
Machat has run for the US Senate and the US Congress in Florida in 2016 and 2018. He has also taught and lectured at such prestigious universities as Oxford and Cambridge in England and at music festivals and book fairs all around our globe.