My name is Chris Cooke. I’m an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. I write and talk a lot about music and music business stuff, media stuff, culture and comedy stuff, copyright and legal stuff, and PR and branding stuff.
I publish CMU, ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. I founded and co-own 3CM UnLimited, a group of companies that includes publisher UnLimited Media, education business UnLimited Learning, and music and media consultancy UnLimited Insights, which operates CMU Insights, Media Insights and Pathways Into Music.
Powered by CMU:DIY and Polydor Records/Universal Music UK
This discussion will not only equip you with a deeper understanding of the music industry, its structures, and how it relates to an artist, you will also get to hear from an exclusive lineup of Polydor Records’ best and brightest insiders. Kicking off with a speedy beginner’s guide from CMU:DIY Founder/Director, Chris Cooke, Nadia Jae then takes over the reins for an insightful discussion with our illustrious panel, finding out what role each of them play in an artist’s career, their career path and tips for anyone looking for a similar industry job.
Chris Cooke (CMU:DIY)
Nadia Jae, BBC Radio 1Xtra, SBTV, Boxpark DJ
Amika Ezer, Urban & Community Radio, Polydor Records
Jade Bradshaw, Product Manager, Polydor Records
Marco Grey, Content Commissioner and Creator, Polydor Records
Rich Castillo, Senior A&R Manager, Polydor Records