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’.
More at mynameischriscooke.com
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Paul McCartney goes legal over the US reversion right 19 January 2017
Former financial advisor admits to stealing nearly $5 million from Alanis Morissette 19 January 2017
US record industry lobbying group makes copyright demands of new Congress 19 January 2017
Entertainment marketing agencies Frukt and Rogers & Cowan come together 19 January 2017
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MCPS agrees 'memorandum of understanding' in response to CRM Directive 17 January 2017
PPL and PRS launch combined licence for community radio 17 January 2017
Cream founder and former Ingenious man lead private equity investment in Hungary's Sziget Festival 17 January 2017
Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams 17 January 2017
Sony Entertainment CEO confirms his departure 16 January 2017
Gwen Stefani accused of song-theft by her former hairstylist 16 January 2017
Victoria Beckham's lawyers seeking to block any Spice Girls reunion 16 January 2017
IP Crime Unit dropped in on brands still advertising on piracy sites 16 January 2017
CMU Digest 16.01.17: Team Rock, Creative Content UK, Pandora, The Carpenters, Tidal, BMG 16 January 2017
Pandora to axe 7% of its workforce 13 January 2017
Prince siblings clash over who should advise his estate 13 January 2017
UK ISPs to finally start sending warning letters to suspected file-sharers 13 January 2017
SACEM allies with IBM in big data venture 13 January 2017
Kobalt to administrate Emeli Sandé's publishing venture 13 January 2017
The Carpenters sue Universal over unpaid royalties, including sales-v-licence 12 January 2017
Prince estate confirms deal with Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights 12 January 2017
Paradigm agencies to be known as Paradigm 12 January 2017
CMU's One Liners: Warner/Chappell, Vivendi, Independent Venue Week, more 12 January 2017
Tidal responds to lawsuit filed by Prince estate 11 January 2017
Universal releases Motown rarities album to reboot European copyright 11 January 2017
Prince estate announces merch deal with Universal's Bravado 11 January 2017
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US record industry backs BMG in the big Cox Communications appeal 10 January 2017