Arielle Martinez Cohen is an 18-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and activist from Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the music business since she was nine years old, singing backup vocals for artists such as Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean, Macklemore, Foster The People and Linda Perry, and appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan O’Brien and The Talk, among others.
At 13, she started to write her own songs, and at 15, she was selected to attend the Grammy Foundation’s summer camp for Songwriting. In January 2018, her song, “Two Minutes to Midnight” was used by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in their announcement of the Doomsday Clock. In March 2018, she sang her song “Why” at the March For Our Lives rally in downtown Los Angeles in front of an estimated 200,000 people. She was then selected by Instagram for their #captureconfidence campaign, featuring teen girls who are using their talents to affect positive change. In May 2018, Arielle was the featured artist in LA Works’ The Power of Women in the Music Industry.
Around this time Arielle also began working with the youth-led climate action group, Zero Hour, and performed at their Climate March in Washington DC in July 2018. In September 2018, she performed as the featured artist at the UN affiliated Youth Creating Global Change concert at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and spoke at the Pathway to Paris Concert there. In early 2019, she also began working with the Sunrise movement, and as the lead organizer for Youth Climate Strike, Los Angeles. She also became a lead organizer for the Class of 0000 campaign, and spoke at her high school graduation, as valedictorian. As Partnerships Director for Zero Hour, Arielle then helped organize the Youth Climate Summit in Miami, Florida in July 2019. In September 2019, Arielle was selected to attend the United Nations Youth Climate Summit in New York, and in December 2019, Arielle was a speaker/performer at the COP25 conference in Madrid, Spain. Arielle is a student at Brown University, and hopes to use music to create positive social change.