Music industry executive Noah Rakoski ’07 returned to SUNY Oneonta last week to share secrets of success with aspiring performers, songwriters, engineers, marketers, managers and producers.
His biggest piece of advice: “You definitely have to be a go-getter. There’s no other, better way to put it. If you’re passive, it just doesn’t work. The doors don’t come to you. You really have to go to them and knock on them and kick them down.”
Rakoski is head of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Evolve Media & Music Group in Hollywood, Calif., where he leads digital and technology efforts for Grammy and Platinum award-winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins’ multiple companies in partnership with Capitol Records.