3CM UnLimited is owned by its two directors Chris Cooke and Caro Moses. Chris and Caro have been collaborating on culture and media projects for over two decades, and 3CM brings together the various business ventures they have founded over the years.

CHRIS COOKE is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur who heads up 3CM UnLimited and its publishing, consulting, education and event businesses, each of which he co-founded over the last 25 years.

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 Library; consultancy unit CMU Insights, with its seminars, reports and conference sessions; future talent programme CMU:DIY; and the Pathways Into Music Foundation, which supports music educators and talent development organisations.

Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music industry. He leads sessions and moderates discussions at music conferences around the world; guest lectures at various UK music colleges; 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’ and compiled the ‘Music Copyright Explained’ guide for the UK’s Intellectual Property Office.

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

He also leads the other 3CM businesses. That includes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival. Meanwhile through Media Insights he provides expertise on the news business, the communications sector, media law, and the impact digital has had on publishers, broadcasters and the way companies communicate. He has also 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 English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property, and the wider media, cultural and communication sectors.

More at mynameisChrisCooke.com.

CARO MOSES is an editor, journalist and publisher with particular expertise in the cultural industries, and a director of 3CM UnLimited and its publishing, consulting, education and event businesses.

She has worked in the arts, media and content industries ever since her student days in Edinburgh. There she was part of the team that launched ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996. Caro then helped develop and expand ThreeWeeks and its acclaimed media skills programme, making it a key media at Edinburgh’s festivals and providing training to hundreds of young journalists. Over the years she has interviewed countless Fringe performers and edited thousands of reviews, making her a leading expert on the Festival.

While first developing ThreeWeeks, Caro also worked in the theatre herself, writing and performing in the acclaimed one woman play ‘Fat Girl’, and producing and directing a number of new plays at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s West End.

Then in 2002 she co-launched the company that became 3CM UnLimited, bringing CMU, ThreeWeeks and the other UnLimited businesses all under one roof, and subsequently working on a range of editorial and other content-based projects for the company.

Today, as well as supporting the development of 3CM UnLimited at large in her role as director, she is Editor and Publisher of both ThreeWeeks Edinburgh and it’s sister title ThisWeek London, an online cultural recommendations service.

As Editor of the latter, she tips great theatre, comedy, dance, art, music and more every week, and regularly interviews her favourite writers, directors and performers.

LAST UPDATED: November 2021