10 Pearls of Wisdom From Leonard Cohen

10 key insights for music creators from iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and activist Leonard Cohen.

Canadian born Poet, Novelist and Songwriter Leonard Cohen was one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the late ’60s. He retained an audience across six decades of music-making. More than 2,000 recordings of his songs have been made, initially by the folk-pop singers who were his first champions, like Judy Collins and Tim Hardin, and later by performers from across the spectrum of popular music, among them U2, Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Trisha Yearwood and Elton John.

Above all Cohen was an authentic and deeply creative human being. In his later years he spent time as a Zen Monk. In this episode we look at his thoughts on success, writing, talent and much more. This video was created for educational and inspirational purposes.

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