CHRIS COOKE co-founded CMU in 1998, and continues to contribute to the title as Business Editor. Having written about the music business daily for over ten years, he is a leading expert on the sector, and often comments on developments in it for other media, most notably the BBC. With degrees in English and Law, he is a particular expert on music rights, and has closely documented the online piracy story.

Chris also heads up training and consultancy unit CMU Insights, which operates a series of in-depth courses for music business professionals, as well as providing bespoke training and consultancy for music companies, and companies working with music. Through CMU Insights, Chris also programmes the conference side of The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music and the UK’s premiere music business event.

Chris is also co-owner and MD of CMU publisher UnLimited Media, and in that role publishes CMU and culture magazines ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh; provides media and PR training and consultancy through UnLimited Insights, including to the award-winning Taylor Bennett Foundation; and heads up the UnLimited Creative media services agency which has provided content and publishing expertise to brands like Orange, Sony VAIO, Sony PlayStation, Tiger Beer, the Virgin Group, Clear Channel Radio, the Evening Standard, the Mail On Sunday and numerous innovative start-ups and leading SMEs.

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