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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: PPL: Get Played, Get Paid

15:30 – 14:30

UK music licensing company PPL are supporting this year’s Industry Takeover All Dayer. PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it’s played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV), and ensures that revenue flows back to its members. These include both indie and major record labels, together with performers ranging from grassroots artists through to established session musicians and globally recognised talent. In 2020 PPL collected £225.7 million. At Industry Takeover, PPL alongside a panel of experts, will share their knowledge and experience around getting paid in the music industry. We’ll also be exploring the creative elements of developing a radio-worthy song. 


Speakers

Wale Kalejaiye – Associate in the Music Group

Gaika – Artist

Leo O’Brien – Member Development Specialist, PPL

Chris Cooke – Co-Founder & MD, CMU

Davina Merchant – A&R Manager, Downtown Music