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…
iHeart launches Napster-powered subscription service 2 December 2016
Italian parliament green lights proposed ticket tout ban 1 December 2016
Labels continue to invest the most into new music, say the labels 1 December 2016
PledgeMusic co-founder Malcolm Dunbar re-signs to company, expands role 1 December 2016
It's official, Bieber has spoken and "hell is Instagram" 1 December 2016
Flo & Eddie's pre-1972 settlement with Sirius could net $99 million for heritage artists 30 November 2016
Warner Music headhunts Sony's Ole Obermann for key digital role 30 November 2016
Team behind Glastonbury's Shangri-La to launch new festival in Torquay 30 November 2016
Kobalt unveils new pre-save button with Laura Marling release 30 November 2016
CMU's One Liners: Lucian Grainge, Metropolis Studios, Frank Ocean, more 30 November 2016
Trends: Reviewing the potential of the new creative tech - the story so far 30 November 2016
MPs from all parties call on government to back ticket tout bots ban 29 November 2016
AI may replace some forms of music composition, but it will enhance others 29 November 2016
Warner Music boss reportedly involved in bid for NME publisher Time Inc 29 November 2016
Coldplay top Ticketmaster's poll of top events in 2016 29 November 2016
X-Factor winner's winning single will be digital-only for first time 29 November 2016
Russian streaming firm sues Yandex over alleged executive poaching 28 November 2016
BBC decides Radio 2 doesn't need a Controller 28 November 2016
CMU Digest 28.11.16: Fabric, GMR, touts, T In The Park, Buma-Stemra, Amazon 28 November 2016
Artist And Manager Awards presented 25 November 2016
Buma/Stemra to phase out controversial discounts for concert promoters 24 November 2016
Wantickets sues Eventbrite in dispute over former employees 24 November 2016
BPI report puts the spotlight on AI in music 24 November 2016
CD Baby buys Show.co 24 November 2016
Amazon planning to "disrupt" global ticketing industry 23 November 2016
The Game ordered to pay $7.1 million in sexual assault case 23 November 2016
Song right societies collected €7.5 billion last year, says CISAC report 23 November 2016
Fabric to donate legal fund to "other worthy causes within the industry" 23 November 2016
CMU's One Liners: Kylie Minogue, Prince, James Corden, more 23 November 2016
Kickass lawyers diss US government's defence of its criminal case 22 November 2016