Meet CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke
Chris is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU
CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur.
He is co-Founder, MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Podcast, CMU Digest and CMU Trends Report – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent. Chris writes for CMU’s media, co-hosts the podcast, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.
CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, which also has media, consultancy and education divisions. Through UnLimited Media he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. And via UnLimited Learning he helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
Earlier in his career, Chris worked on a number of research and consulting projects looking at best practice in corporate communications and reputation management. He later led the design and content elements of youth marketing programmes for the likes of Orange, Motorola, Sony PlayStation and Tiger Beer, and managed the content delivery of major music partnerships between leading artists and media brands like the Mail On Sunday, Evening Standard and Virgin. He also produced theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe and for the West End-based London New Play Festival.
With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He authored the report ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum, has written business courses for the Detroit Institute Of Music Education, and occasionally performs spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.
MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY CHRIS COOKE…
- Pandora boss plays down reports his firm is up for sale12 February 2016
- Blurred Lines lawyer argues against the Gaye family's claim for legal costs12 February 2016
- Time Inc buys MySpace (somewhat inadvertently)12 February 2016
- Shift to free secures NME its highest ever ABC12 February 2016
- Johnston Press in "advanced talks" to buy i12 February 2016
- US trade groups say Canadian copyright reforms haven't gone far enough11 February 2016
- IMMF on major labels’ equity share commitment: "It's how you share that makes it fair"11 February 2016
- Halsey reckons genre classifications are "absolute bullshit"11 February 2016
- Specifics revealed about Happy Birthday settlement, it will cost Warner over $30 million10 February 2016
- SoundCloud financials confirm challenge ahead in make or break year10 February 2016
- Popcorn Time rival adds music into the mix9 February 2016
- StubHub plots move into primary ticketing9 February 2016
- Initial line-up announced for TalkRadio9 February 2016
- Snow Patrol top PPL's love song airplay list9 February 2016
- Beyonce also turned down a Coldplay collaboration9 February 2016
- IFPI gives 2015 to Adele8 February 2016
- Warner Music promotes Stu Bergen to new role8 February 2016
- Online petition calls for less secondary ticketing regulation8 February 2016
- ESA Excellence Award nominated Jägermeister discusses the background to its JägerHaus8 February 2016
- LA Reid boasts he was first to spot the talent of Justin Bieber's haircut8 February 2016
- Q&A: Samantha Green, Jägermeister8 February 2016
- Free money all round, say Warner and Sony on Spotify IPO payouts5 February 2016
- SFX gets access to its bankruptcy loan5 February 2016
- New Executive Chairman at MTV owner5 February 2016
- Kesha v Dr Luke: Two of the producer's lawsuits are dismissed4 February 2016
- Full line-up of stations for new national digital radio network confirmed4 February 2016
- RAJAR Round Up: Radio X does well, 6 Music does better4 February 2016
- MPG Awards dished out4 February 2016
- CMU's One Liners: Fader, Glassnote, Super Bowl, more4 February 2016
- SoundCloud adds Stations3 February 2016