MUSIC CURATOR, INVESTOR
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Education: Pursuing College Degree
Community Involvement: Hosted and played music at school dance to raise money that went towards cancer research, DJ’d for Champlain Valley Family Center recognition event.
At age 14, Jeffrey Latinville started his own business. Many dream of becoming an internet sensation while few achieve it. Jeffrey’s YouTube Channel, “Music Life”, has more than 300,000 subscribers and has accumulated more than 50 million views. He has been able to monetize these high quality electronic music videos through advertisements and promotional services to the artists he features. Jeffrey took a semester off from college to work on his projects including “Music Life”, real estate development (purchasing, renovating and renting), and studying trading techniques and investment strategies to help grow his wealth. Meeting Jeffrey you realize he is not only the quintessential entrepreneur, but an exceptional young man with an amazing future ahead.
What’s the single most important characteristic for success?
What’s your biggest professional success?
My most professional success is the way that I monetized my passion for music. This helped me realize I can be financially independent even while doing something I love to do.
What are you doing to make a difference in your profession?
I am attempting to pursue my goals with the mentality that anything is possible.
What important lesson have you learned in your career?
Things don’t happen instantly. It takes time to bring your ideas to reality no matter how much you want it.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I don’t treat work and life separately. I think it is important to put yourself in a position where you are happy both in and out of work.
What can the North Country do to make this region more appealing to a younger generation?
I think bringing more technology related businesses into the North Country will help impact and inspire the younger generation to be involved.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
The biggest risk I have ever taken is when I decided to take a semester off from college to work on my own projects. Although it was a difficult decision, I do not regret it because it has made me a stronger person.
What is something that no one would guess about you?
No one would guess that although I work alone, I would still prefer to work and collaborate with others.
How do you contribute to the culture of your company?
I positively contribute to the music culture by providing a path for talented and rising artists to be heard.
Write a note to your younger self…
Just because something is working in the present does not mean it will work a month later. Cover yourself by preparing for the unexpected.