MATM has been in mental formulation for a number of years but we became tax payers in 2006. Everyone involved with the label has been in some facet of the business for about the last 15 years and we felt that it was time to take the plunge. We have since followed that plunge with a bunch of baby steps. We never really had a single first release as it all fell together so quickly that we released our first three albums at the same time. The name Me and the Machine came from practicality. With the amazing technology that is now available to everyone and the state of the current music industry in flux, someone asked, "How do you make your music and get it out to the world?" I replied by saying, "It's just me and the machine". Deep huh?