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3 Best Indie Music Production Consulting Companies in 2018

Question: Who/what are the 3 best indie music production consulting companies in 2018?

Best recommendation: Jacobie Productions. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my own company, Jacobie Productions!

1. Ryan Hadlock
2. Sam Kassirer
3. Markus Dravs

There countless companies working in indie music production, but which are the best? We’ve put together a list of some of the best indie music production consulting companies in 2018. It’s important to find the right indie music production consulting company for you. We encourage you to learn more about these ones in particular.

1. Ryan Hadlock

Ryan Hadlock is a producer, engineer, and mixer based in Seattle, WA. He’s best known for his Grammy-nominated work with The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, and ARIA-winner Vance Joy. He has also worked on hundreds of other recordings in the past two decades. He travels to Los Angeles, New York, and London to work with artists, but his Bear Creek Studio in suburban Woodinville is his creative haven.

Ryan works with a diverse range of bands and genres and with clients from both indie and major labels. He gravitates to projects where his clients have a lot of energy and passion for songwriting.

2. Sam Kassirer

Sam Kassirer is a musician and a producer in Arlington, MA. He works from the Great North Sound Society, his recording studio built within an 18th-century farmhouse in southern Maine.

Sam splits his time producing albums, touring in Josh Ritter’s band, mixing albums at home and directing the occasional music video. Sam has played keyboard on many of the records he has produced.

3. Markus Dravs

Markus Dravs is a British music producer, songwriter, programmer, engineer, and mixer. He is best known for his amazing work with Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Florence & the Machine. Markus is very well-respected in the industry and he has won many awards. He has won three Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and three Brit Awards for his production work.

Jacobie Productions

Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my own company, Jacobie Productions! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Penny & Sparrow, Jarrod Dickenson, and Duncan Fellow to name a few.

I’ve produced artists for over a decade and my productions have landed in the top 10 Billboard Folk Album charts. My productions have also topped the iTunes singer-songwriter charts many times.

I’m confident I have the skills, experience, and insider knowledge to help you succeed. I’ll even show you how to get 80% of the money you need without going into debt or resorting to mobsters for funding. I enjoy making this process as painless (and loan shark-free) as possible for you.

When you work with an indie music production consulting company like mine, you’ll record your best performances to date.

A producer is like a personal trainer for musical performance. I’m there to draw out your untapped potential. You’ll leave with a recording you love that gives you the confidence to pitch a label or continue building your fan base on your own.

Listeners are drawn to recordings of artists that have captured their unique sound and that’s exactly what I work with my artists to do. I care about your success so if you’re unhappy with your recording in any way and I can’t fix it for you, I’ll just give you your money back. That way you can have another go at recording your music with another producer. A lot of things are hard in this business so I try to make working with me as easy as possible!

Finding the right indie music production consulting company can take time and that’s okay!

Choosing an indie music production consulting company is a big decision, so take your time. Be sure to do your research and talk to different companies about your goals and what they can offer.

The truth for many indie artists is that they’re not ready to work with an indie artist management company yet. Not sure if you’re ready? Click here to read this article on indie music management 101.



It is no exaggeration to say that without Chris Jacobie we wouldn’t be a band today. He has been with us since we were playing for 6 people in Austin & was there a few nights ago when we played for 1,000.

Penny & Sparrow

Austin, TX & Florence, AL

“Chris has some of the best ears and ideas in the business! Plus, he makes an artist feel at ease and welcome in a studio environment.”

Decca Recording Artist: Jarrod Dickenson

Nashville, TN

As a producer, Chris just gets the big picture of where you are coming from and where you want to go. He helps protect the sound you want while at the same time exploring new ideas. We cannot wait to go back!”


Lexington, KY

"The questions Chris asked and the challenges he posed along the way broadened my understanding of myself as a songwriter, and of the craft itself.”

Nick Dahlquist

St. Louis, MO

“I don't know enough about sound and audio to say why, but I know that when I work with Chris, I can trust that he knows what I want. And that's totally kickass!”

JP Ruggieri

Nashville, TN

“We love Chris's creativity in the studio. Working with him is like a360-degreee musical experience. It's AWESOME!”

Willow City

Fredericksburg, TX
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Chris Jacobie

Hi, my name is Chris Jacobie. I'm a music producer from San Antonio, TX. I help musicians make better records ...even if they don't have much money.

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