Chris Cooke 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 Library;
consultancy unit CMU Insights; and future talent programme CMU:DIY.
Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music
industry. He also programmes the core conference strands at The Great
Escape showcase festival and wrote the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’
book and ‘Music Copyright Explained’ guide.
CMU is part of Chris’s business 3CM UnLimited, through which he also
publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek Culture and
ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival; and helped to launch and develop
the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity
in the communications industry.
With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly talks about and
comments on the music business, intellectual property, and the wider
media and communication sectors.
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