MY NAME IS CHRIS COOKE

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 music and media consultancy UnLimited Insights, which operates both 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.


SPEAKING & STUFF

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

08 Dec: Meet The Artist:Entrepreneurs at Beirut & Beyond | Beirut

12 Dec: CMU Masterclass | Key Developments In Music Rights | London

16 Jan: CMU Insights Masterclass | Dissecting The Digital Dollar | London

26 Jan: CMU:DIY + FAC’s Artist:Entrepreneur Day | Belfast

04 Feb: CMU Insights Seminar | How Music Rights Work | London

To discuss speaking, interviewing and panel moderation engagements, just drop me an email to chris@unlimitedmedia.co.uk.


A SHORT BIOG

CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur.

He is co-Founder and MD of CMU, a company that helps people navigate and understand the music business. It does this through media like the CMU Daily bulletin, Setlist podcast and CMU Trends library; through consultancy unit CMU Insights with its training courses, conference sessions and research reports; and through education programme CMU:DIY, which supports early-career artists and future industry talent.

Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music industry. He delivers speed briefings at music conferences around the world; guest lectures at various UK music colleges; runs regular seminars for Sony Music, BPI, MMF, MU and IMRO; and curates the core conference strands at The Great Escape showcase festival in Brighton each May. He also wrote the acclaimed book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ explaining how the streaming business works.

CMU is part of Chris’s business 3CM UnLimited, which champions and supports the music, media, culture and communication industries through publications, consultancy, educational initiatives and live events. Through UnLimited he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival; and teaches for 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 big brands and managed the content delivery of major music partnerships between leading artists and national newspapers. He also produced fringe theatre shows in Edinburgh and London.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property matters, and the media and communication sectors.


GET IN TOUCH

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 chris@unlimitedmedia.co.uk



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.