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 – 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 [email protected], 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 produces and hosts the regular TW:TALKS podcast. 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’.
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MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY CHRIS COOKE…
Google says we need more 'fair use', but ex-RIAA man isn't so sure 24 February 2017
As Live Nation sees yet more impressive growth in 2016, analyst ponders whether Amazon Tickets will have a future impact 24 February 2017
The BRIT Awards happened, numerous sources claim 23 February 2017
Google says safe harbours are brilliant 23 February 2017
T Bone Burnett leads music industry's submissions to latest safe harbour review in US 22 February 2017
Major Swedish ISP says it won't web-block without a court order 22 February 2017
Attitude Is Everything chief amongst government's team of 'champions' aiming to make businesses more accessible 22 February 2017
CMU's One Liners: Amazon, Atlas, Katy Perry, more 22 February 2017
The exclusive rights of PROs to license questioned in Spanish direct licensing case 21 February 2017
Librarians and law professors speak up for ReDigi as digital resale case rumbles on 21 February 2017
UK Music welcomes new search engines code 21 February 2017
DHP Family announces plans for Borderline 21 February 2017
Bauer announces its radio coverage of the BRIT Awards 21 February 2017
MegaUpload extradition order stands, says court, though Kim Dotcom claims victory 20 February 2017
UK search engines sign up to anti-piracy code 20 February 2017
Another setback in Flo & Eddie's legal battle for royalties on pre-1972 tracks 20 February 2017
PPL announces Performer ER deal with Jamaican society 20 February 2017
Viagogo criticised for selling hiked up tickets for Ed Sheeran charity show 20 February 2017
CD Baby hopes to be back working today after database issues took site offline 20 February 2017
CMU Digest 20.02.17: SoundCloud, Cox Communications, Songkick, Swedish web-blocks, RAO, musicFIRST 20 February 2017
Old Blue Last team takeover Sebright Arms 17 February 2017
Ticketmaster buys Czech ticketing firm Ticketpro 17 February 2017
MPG Awards presented 17 February 2017
Net firm Cox ordered to pay $8 million more to BMG 16 February 2017
musicFIRST calls for US federal law to apply to all sound recordings 16 February 2017
Spotify to open new office in New York and boost its headcount 16 February 2017
Swedish net firms hit out at "disastrous" web-block injunction 15 February 2017
Government opens consultation on relaxing rules for local radio in the UK 15 February 2017
Snapchat gets its helmets out for Daft Punk return 15 February 2017
Swedish appeals court green lights web-block against The Pirate Bay 14 February 2017