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…
Lost MegaUpload data back in court, yet again 21 October 2016
Beatles company disputes rival copyright claim for Shea Stadium footage 21 October 2016
Strategic considerations remain the biggest challenge in direct-to-fan 21 October 2016
UK Music Video Awards presented 21 October 2016
BBC leads at all-new radio industry awards 21 October 2016
MP hopes to ban ticket touting bots through Digital Economy Bill 20 October 2016
Streaming is too expensive for the mainstream, says YouGov research 20 October 2016
Martin Garrix tops the DJ Mag Poll 20 October 2016
Kickass lawyers demand America's criminal case be dismissed 19 October 2016
TicketWeb unveils new Backline platform at Venues Day 19 October 2016
Sŵn Festival launches new educational programme for artists 19 October 2016
CMU's One Liners: Warner Music, Sony/ATV, SXSW, more 19 October 2016
Insights Blog: Five ways the music industry has fought piracy online 19 October 2016
Harry Shearer sues Universal owner Vivendi over This Is Spinal Tap royalties 18 October 2016
Cliff Richard says he's "forever tainted" by sex abuse allegations 18 October 2016
FUGA announces new US base, signs up Tommy Boy 18 October 2016
Switzerland confirmed as spotlight country at Great Escape 2017 18 October 2016
CMU's One Liners: Atlantic Records, Universal Music Publishing, The Last Shadow Puppets, more 18 October 2016
Bob Geldof sued by former bandmate over song ownership 17 October 2016
Live Nation seek to dismiss criminal case over Radiohead stage collapse 17 October 2016
CMU Digest: Amazon, FanFair, RIAA, SFX, Isle Of Wight Festival, Ed Sheeran 17 October 2016
Spotify's UK revenues up 18% in 2015 despite slip in ad income 17 October 2016
CMU Trends: What challenges remain to truly unlock the power of direct-to-fan? 17 October 2016
RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list 14 October 2016
SFX rejects money claims from its founder and former CEO 13 October 2016
Foo Fighters settle insurance lawsuit 13 October 2016
Sentric signs deal with urban music firm Defenders Entertainment 13 October 2016
New free digital distribution service launches 13 October 2016
Pandora has a rebrand 13 October 2016
CMU's One Liners: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sony/ATV, Sainsbury's, more 13 October 2016