MY NAME IS CHRIS COOKE

HELLO THERE. My name is Chris Cooke. I’m an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. I publish CMU, ThisWeek Culture and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh.

I founded and co-own 3CM UnLimited, a company that champions and supports the content, culture, communication and music industries via media, research and training, educational initiatives, and live events.

Through 3CM and CMU, I have also founded a number of ventures in the music business, including the CMU consultancy unit, training business and future talent programme, and the Pathways Into Music Foundation.

I deliver training for MMF and BPI. I consult for the Council Of Music Makers. I have dissected the digital music dollar and explained music copyright. I programmed twelve editions of The Great Escape Conference. And I helped launch and develop the Taylor Bennett Foundation. I keep busy.

This is my website. You can check out stuff I’ve been doing HERE. You can read stuff I’ve written HERE. You can check out my podcasts HERE.

Then read about projects I’ve been involved in via 3CM UnLimited HERE.



SPEAKING & STUFF

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

SEPTEMBER 2023

26
CMU+BPI Webinar
The Sync Business
Online

OCTOBER 2023

03
CMU+BPI Webinar
Digital Market + Licensing
Online



10
CMU+MMF Webinar
Role Of The Artist Manager
Online



17
CMU+MMF Webinar
Managing An Artist Business
Online



24
CMU+BPI Webinar
Diversifying Digital Market
Online



24
CMU+MMF Webinar
Making Money From Music Copyright
Online



31
CMU+BPI Webinar
Music Data
Online



31
CMU+MMF Webinar
Evolution Of Record Deals
Online


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 and Setlist podcast; a consultancy unit and training business; and a future talent programme.

Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music industry. He leads sessions at music conferences around the world and guest lectures at various music colleges. He delivers training for MMF and BPI, and consults for the Council Of Music Makers.

He also curated and hosted twelve editions of The Great Escape Conference; wrote the acclaimed book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’; and compiled ‘Music Copyright Explained’ for the UK’s Intellectual Property Office. And he co-founded the Pathways Into Music Foundation, which connects music education and the music industry.

As a leading expert on music rights and the global music industry, his expertise includes music licensing; music data; music piracy; the streaming business; sync deals; the evolving role of record labels, music publishers, music distributors and artist managers; and the monetisation of the direct-to-fan relationship.

CMU is part of Chris’s business 3CM UnLimited, which champions and supports the content, culture, communication and music industries through media, research and training, educational initiatives, and live events.

Through 3CM he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek Culture and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival; and he helped to launch and develop the award winning 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 both English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property, and the wider content, culture 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, or maybe just to say hello, do send me an email.

You can contact me at chris@unlimitedmedia.co.uk




In case there is any confusion, I am NOT the sometimes contentious Tamworth councillor, nor the Wirral councillor, nor the Middlesbrough councillor, nor for that matter: the manager of Procul Harum, the Edinburgh University lecturer, the independent film maker, the South African cricketer, the FT journalist, the magician, the ‘Acoustic Lounge’ presenter, the interior designer, or the architect. I keep busy, but not that busy.




LAST UPDATED: September 2023