About

Sheryl Cohen is an award winning (9 ASCAPLUS awards for contributions to American songwriting) topline songwriter and singer. Since 2005 she has released over 15 albums and singles, written hundreds of songs with placements on top networks such as NBC and MTV. She has been a voting member of The Recording Academy since 2012.


Sheryl is Senior Director; Culture and Oversight at A2IM (American Association of Independent Music). A2IM is a non-profit trade association that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Sheryl oversees A2IM's annual music business conference Indie Week, A2IM:Artist, the initiative that helps self-releasing artists optimize their careers, and the organization's budget. She writes grants, curate panels, and oversees several committees including the mentor committee.

Current Projects

  • Olivia Brown: All tracks released under the name Olivia Brown are electronic-based, disco-pop songs written by Sheryl Cohen in collaboration with different artists from around the world. Sheryl Cohen's pseudonym Olivia Brown comes from the combination of Sheryl's first guitar, a pink, Daisy Rock named Olivia, coupled with the last name of Brazilian musician, icon, and Sheryl's hero, Carlinhos Brown. 
     
  • Sheryl Cohen: The music released as Sheryl Cohen is primarily narrative-driven, acoustic pop. 
     
  • L’Queer: L’Queer is the Brooklyn based electronic-pop duo of Neil Bowman and Sheryl Cohen. The band's name comes from an often mispronounced street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn that is spelled Luquer. L’Queer’s Debut album L’Queer Is Here was released, on limited edition vinyl, on April 20, 2013. 

music Released As Songwriter, Singer, Producer

  • Olivia Brown: Love Delight (2020) Single
  • Olivia Brown: Is This Love? (2019) Single 
  • Olivia Brown: I Gave You Up (2019) Single 
  • Olivia Brown: I Know The Why (2019) Single 
  • 2015-2021: Hundreds of songs written as a topline writer 
  • Olivia Brown: Electrify (2015) Album 
  • Sheryl Cohen: 7 Songs (2014) Album 
  • Sheryl Cohen: Stay (2013) Single 
  • Sheryl Cohen: I’m Fine (2013) Single 
  • L'Queer: L’ Queer Is Here (2013) Album 
  • Sheryl Cohen: Singles (2012) Album 
  • Olivia Brown: Everything Will Be Alright (2012) Single 
  • Sheryl Cohen: I’m Amazing (2011) Album 
  • Sheryl Cohen: I Live In The Cracks (2010) Single 
  • Sheryl Cohen: Electric Eyes (2009) Album 
  • Sheryl Cohen: Album Not An Ordinary Girl (2005) Album 

News and Noteworthy 

  • Senior Director, Culture, and Oversight at A2IM. A2IM is a New York-Based Non-Profit that Is The Collective Voice of the Independent Music Community
  • Voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s) (2012 - Present)
  • Active Topline Writer - Collaborating with Producers from Around the World 
  • #100DayProject2020 (2020) Details in this website's header
  • Owner 1 Pink Daisy Publishing (ASCAP) 
  • Berklee College of Music Graduate Cum Laude 
  • Berklee Post Graduate Ear Training & Songwriting Courses Completed 
  • Cal State University: Long Beach Graduate (Literature) Cum Laude 
  • Toured extensively in US and Brazil as the co-leader and featured vocalist in Brazz Jazz 
  • 9 ASCAPLUS awards from ASCAP for contributions to American songwriting 
  • Countless of song placements (Access Hollywood, MTV, etc) 
  • Wrote a 60K Novel in 23 days in Nov 2015
  • Active member of Book Court's monthly, fiction book club since 2014