As Dakota Cohen undergoes all the love and heartbreak life has to offer, she paints her experiences onto the canvas that is her music. Behind her bright synths and groovy bass lines, Dakota infuses authenticity and vulnerability into her lyrics and ignites it with her powerhouse vocals. With inspiration from Jessie J and Bruno Mars, Dakota inputs her own creative twists on nostalgic and shiny pop. 

Driven by ambition and perfection, Dakota has dedicated herself to music since the age of 5, challenging herself to learn numerous new instruments and write her own music. Under the guidance of her vocal coach, Stevie Mackey (Kelly Rowland, Selena Gomez), Dakota has proven her dual talent as a songwriter and performer. She is the newest recipient of the Best Songwriter Award at Berklee College of Music, an acknowledgment of her musical craft. Just recently, Dakota performed at the Recording Academy Texas Chapter Block Party at SXSW in front of industry leaders and mentors. Possessing an undeniable talent and charisma on stage, this L.A. native performer has landed herself on the iconic stages of Lollapalooza and Milwaukee's Summerfest.


Student Spotlight: Dakota Cohen

Get to know the singer-songwriter and L.A. native ahead of her performance at the Recording Academy's Texas Chapter Block Party during SXSW this week. 

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GBTRS - Premiere: Dakota’s “All Dressed Up”

By Tess Dunn / January 31, 2020 / Artist Interview, Industry Spotlight 


Dakota had a busy 2019. She performed on American Idol, rocked stages at Lollapalooza and the NAMM Show, and has started releasing her own music. We are excited…

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VENTS Magazine: INTERVIEW: Dakota

Hi Dakota, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Since releasing my single, I’ve been feeling amazing! The response from my fans has been overwhelming in the best way possible! I am extremely excited to put out more music. I…

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Dakota Releases New Single “Addicted”

Former American Idol star, Dakota, is back with her new single “Addicted” a new bop that perfectly captures the feeling of being consumed by your feelings for another.  This fresh pop track fits right along with artists such as Ariana…

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