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Chris Cooke – Co-Founder & MD, CMU

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 Trends 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 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 London 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.

Speaking: Tuesday Morning

11:00 – 13.00

Down to Business with PPL and PRS + more TBA

Jacqueline Pelham Leigh (JPL), Relationship Manager, Black Music at PRS For Music 

Leo O’Brien, Membership Development Manager at PPL 

Wale Kalejaiye, Associate Lawyer (Music Group) at Sheridans 

Kwame Kwaten, Manager, Musician, Consultant, Record Producer + more

Moderated by Chris Cooke (CMU)


Leo O’Brien – Member Development Specialist, PPL

Wale Kalejaiye – Associate in the Music Group

Chris Cooke – Co-Founder & MD, CMU

Jacqueline Pelham Leigh (JPL), Relationship Manager, Black Music at PRS For Music

Kwame Kwaten – Manager, musician, consultant and record producer + more