HELLO THERE. My name is Chris Cooke. I’m an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. I write and talk a lot about music and music business stuff, media stuff, culture and comedy stuff, copyright and legal stuff, and PR and branding stuff.

I publish CMU, ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. I founded and co-own 3CM UnLimited, a group of companies that includes publisher UnLimited Media, education business UnLimited Learning and media consultancy UnLimited Insights, which runs CMU Insights and Media Insights.

I work on The Great Escape and with the Taylor Bennett Foundation. I have dissected the digital music dollar. I have a free speech about free speech. I keep busy. This is my website.


Some upcoming events where I will be speaking, moderating or teaching.
CLICK HERE for a full list of upcoming and recent events.

25 Sep: CMU Insights Seminar – Making Money From Music in London

27 Sep: Lecture on the streaming market at Soundskool College in London

29 Sep: CMU Insights primer on music revenues for the BPI in London

02 Oct: CMU Insights Seminar – How Music Rights Work in London

04 Oct: Lecture on music revenues at BIMM London

To discuss speaking, interviewing and panel moderation engagements, just drop me an email to


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 TW:TALKS interviews 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’.


To discuss any of these projects or businesses, or a potential collaboration, or a writing, speaking or consulting project, or for comment on the music, media or communication industries, just drop me an email to

In case there is any confusion, I am NOT the sometimes contentious Tamworth councillor, the manager of Procul Harum, the Edinburgh University lecturer, the independent film maker, the South African cricketer, the Newsnight journalist, the magician, the merchandise maker, the ‘Acoustic Lounge’ presenter, the interior designer or the gay porn star (you can find your own link for that). I keep busy, but not that busy.