About The Hosts

Turning your artist project or band into a sustainable business is no small task, but the music industry is evolving rapidly. It’s a better time than ever to start thinking about your music career like an entrepreneur and building your brand. The goal of the Self-Signed Artist podcast is to help independent musicians do just that. 

Through their work with numerous artists in the studio, Koby and Jake have witnessed (or made) nearly every mistake in the book. Now they bring that experience to you with Self-Signed Artist so that you can avoid those mistakes and find success in the music business.

Koby Nelson

Koby is a mixing engineer based out of Hartford, CT specializing in rock and pop. He also teaches music production in the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

Jake Mannix

Jake is the owner and founder of the Indigo Audio Company, a recording studio in Albany, NY. He also writes and performs pop music under the moniker MNNX