A 35-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Powers has produced, engineered or served as executive producer of more than 150 record albums, including work with Will.I.Am, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Joe Cocker, Devo, Bryan Ferry, Holly Near, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Bob Hope and Brian Setzer Orchestra. He has earned numerous gold and platinum records that generated four #1 pop hits.
In 2006, Powers joined with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder & Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles and movie producer Mark R. Harris, (a multiple Oscar winner, including Best Picture for “Crash”) to form Agape Media International (AMI), a company dedicated to creating transformative content in music, movies, TV, books, and digital media and promoting artists and art forms that uplift the human spirit.
Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stephen Powers has 40 years of business and media production experience. Powers has served as founder, President and/or CEO of many prestigious companies, including Agape Media International; Miller & Kreisel Sound, an renowned consumer electronics manufacturer; Drive Entertainment, an audio, video and music publishing company affiliated with Universal Music; Chameleon Music Group, a trend-setting alternative rock label distributed by Capitol-EMI; and Mountain Railroad Records, a noted folk, blues and country music label.
Powers also garnered an Emmy® nomination for producing the PBS television special, “Swing Alive,” starring Bob Hope, Les Brown, Sheena Easton, Suzanne Somers, Tex Beneke and other big band stars.
Powers lives in Topanga with his wife Tigris, an artist and author, and their 3 young children.