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. Although 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 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’.
More at mynameischriscooke.com
MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY CHRIS COOKE…
Pandora knocked back bid from Sirius and Live Nation shareholder Liberty Media 22 July 2016
Kim Dotcom's lawyer responds to interesting MegaVideo ruling in Italy 22 July 2016
SOCAN buys Audiam 22 July 2016
Alleged Kickass Torrents chief arrested in Poland, US begins extradition proceedings 21 July 2016
EMI Publishing shareholder named in major Malaysia corruption scandal 21 July 2016
French courts reject search engine ban on the word 'torrent' 20 July 2016
Shempire re-opens after roof work is completed 20 July 2016
Richard Branson invests in Sofar Sounds 20 July 2016
US creator groups welcome proposals for copyright complaint fast-track system 19 July 2016
Department Of Justice chief says consent decree review not complete 19 July 2016
Apple Music improves iCloud matching 19 July 2016
Trends: As FanFair launches, where next for the touting debate? 19 July 2016
Apple proposes simpler system for paying song royalties in the US (which by pure coincidence screws over Spotify) 18 July 2016
Universal settles with vKontakte, signs on to legit music services 18 July 2016
Sony Music's Ole Obermann reportedly heading to Warner Music 18 July 2016
CMU Digest 18.07.16: Google, FanFair Alliance, Crowdmix, Beatport, Warner Music, AIF 18 July 2016
FanFair Alliance hopes to take on the ticket touts 15 July 2016
Law firm says it has information "potentially relevant" to Prince heir claims 15 July 2016
Web-blocking fully underway in Norway 15 July 2016
Universal could be close to deal with vKontakte 15 July 2016
Movies dominate in entertainment retail chart of the year so far 15 July 2016
Vevo announces a string of innovations as it moves towards subscriptions 15 July 2016
NPR allies with iHeart to expand digital reach for member stations 15 July 2016
New Culture Secretary in overhauled British government 15 July 2016
CMU's One Liners: Feeder, Brian Johnson, Korn, more 15 July 2016
CMU Beef Of The Week #314: Azealia Banks v Taylor Swift, maybe 15 July 2016
Music industry hits out at Google's latest anti-piracy bragging 14 July 2016
Virgin EMI announce Indian partnerships 14 July 2016
HMV to close Irish stores 14 July 2016
MJR and Propaganda acquire Sheffield venue Plug 14 July 2016