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 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 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…
iHeart unveils its move into subscription streaming 26 September 2016
Trends: The big challenge of mid-price and free streams 26 September 2016
More Americans access tracks via playlists than albums, according to Music Biz research 23 September 2016
Sky buys Una Tickets 23 September 2016
CMU's One Liners: Outerloop, Concord, IFPI, more 23 September 2016
Majors criticise proposal for government takeover of collective licensing in Russia 22 September 2016
Fake Sheikh in court over conduct in Tulisa sting 22 September 2016
Slacker woos users of now defunct Samsung music service Milk 22 September 2016
Great Escape to stage series of London gigs as first 50 acts playing 2017 festival are announced 22 September 2016
Coalition of US music licensees call on Department Of Justice to appeal court ruling on 100% licensing 21 September 2016
Court restarts legal battle between Beats and early collaborator 21 September 2016
ECJ says free wi-fi providers not liable when customers infringe 21 September 2016
One Direction facing lawsuit in Ireland 21 September 2016
iHeartMedia plotting launch into paid-for streaming 21 September 2016
Cliff Richard to ask parliamentarians to back new law providing anonymity to those accused of sex abuse before charges filed 20 September 2016
Lil Wayne says Cash Money Records still to account for $70 million spending spree 20 September 2016
Judge rejects Department Of Justice conclusion on 100% licensing 19 September 2016
Viagogo given green light to pursue legal action against SFX 19 September 2016
Trends: Music rights and the European Copyright Directive (A Free Read) 19 September 2016
CMU Digest 19.09.16: Pandora, copyright directive, Measuring Music, Tidal, Crowdmix, T In The Park 19 September 2016
Insights Blog: Five tips for brands working with music for the first time 19 September 2016
Pandora revamps premium radio offering, confirms Warner Music deal 16 September 2016
French court gives prison time to both operator and users of OMGTorrent 16 September 2016
Ole gets itself a $500 million credit facility 16 September 2016
T In The Park promoter's profits slip in tricky site-shift year 16 September 2016
European Commission publishes copyright reform proposals including transparency and the value gap 15 September 2016
Music industry responds to draft European copyright directive 15 September 2016
Beatles company sued over concert footage in new documentary 15 September 2016
CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, Spotify, Kings Of Leon, more 15 September 2016
Pandora confirms direct deals with Sony and Universal, but not Warner 14 September 2016