Java, Jobs, and YOU

Susan Rogers: From Secretary to "Purple Rain" Engineer to Berklee Professor and Author

March 05, 2022 Season 1 Episode 2
Java, Jobs, and YOU
Susan Rogers: From Secretary to "Purple Rain" Engineer to Berklee Professor and Author
Show Notes

After attending a Led Zeppelin concert at the LA Forum, 20-year old Susan Rogers vowed to return one day and mix sound for an amazing band. She kept her promise to herself and engineered Prince’s "Purple Rain" which notched the artist’s first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 where it resided for 122 weeks and was certified Platinum with 25 million copies sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. It earned multiple Grammys and the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film "Purple Rain." At the top of her craft, Susan reinvented herself, earned her PhD, became a Professor at Berklee College of Music, and is author of the forthcoming book, This Is What It Sounds Like. Her career track is music to the ears of anyone looking to achieve a life of passion, purpose, and achievement in any field.