10 Questions with Jeff Cohen
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Jeff Cohen is one of those rare all-genre songwriters. Though he started on the business side, as a senior director at BMI in New York City, he couldn’t deny his passion for songwriting and transitioned into a creative role. His songs have been featured on Dawson’s Creek, Reba, The Simpsons, Smallville, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2, Aquamarine and more. He splits his time between Nashville, New York City, and London ensuring he has the ability to work with as many artists as he can.
When did you join myFanPark?
What's your favorite interaction to offer?
Live or Virtual House Concerts and One On One Mentorships
What inspired you to write songs?
Realized I couldn’t NOT write songs. It’s just what I do
Do you have a favorite song you've ever written?
This could change tomorrow but either "In Her Eyes" - Josh Groban or “All My Mistakes” - Teitur
What's been your proudest moment?
Watching how happy people are in an audience singing along to songs I wrote. What an amazing feeling.
What's the hardest thing you've ever done?
In terms of business… At 23 quit my manager job at a store to become a secretary at a music company THEN at 33 leave my executive job at the same music company to become a full time songwriter
What is the biggest misconception about you?
I am the identical twin of George Clooney…Ha ! Seriously… The biggest misconception is because I was an executive at a music company for years a lot of people see me as only a business man not as someone who writes or plays an instrument. It's frustrating but I have no control over people’s perceptions so have to just try and continue to write the best songs I can.
How have you been keeping busy during quarantine?
Been writing a lot by myself while learning the basic elements of Logic and trying to improve on piano. Also occasionally writing with people I enjoy working with, exercising a lot more and relearning how to cook :)
New York, Nashville, or London?
Love them all but wish I could spend more time in London.
What's your go-to karaoke song?
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon. No one else ever does it and got that one DOWN !
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