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CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur, leading the 3CM UnLimited Group and its publishing, education and consulting businesses, each of which he co-founded over the last two decades.
As Publisher and Business Editor of Complete Music Update, the most-read daily news bulletin in the UK music industry, he is a leading expert on the music business, and regularly comments on it for other media, most notably the BBC.
Meanwhile, through the CMU Insights consultancy he has trained hundreds of music industry professionals, and provided expertise and advice to countless music companies. He also programmes core convention strands at the The Great Escape, the UK’s biggest music business conference.
Chris also publishes ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, the latter the longest established magazine covering the world’s biggest cultural event, the Edinburgh Festival each August. Meanwhile through UnLimited I&C he has provided training, consulting and creative services to numerous media, consumer, entertainment and corporate brands.
Chris also develops and delivers education programmes for young people who aspire to work in the media, music and communication industries. This has included helping build the award-winning Taylor Bennett Foundation programme that is enabling more ethnic diversity in the UK public relations sector.
With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about copyright, the content industries, and the worlds of comedy and music.