The CMU Team


Andy Malt became Editor of CMU in October 2009, having joined the company in April 2008. Leading the title ever since, he has overseen the expansion of both the CMU Daily and the CMU website, as well as the launch of CMU Premium and the Setlist podcast. As part of the CMU team, he also advises on conference sessions presented by CMU Insights and especially the CMU+TGE Conference at The Great Escape.

Prior to joining CMU, Andy spent a decade in various guises in the music industry. He launched and ran a fanzine while still at school, moving the operation online while mainstream internet use was still in its infancy. After leaving university, he launched and ran an independent record label, Human Recordings, and enjoyed a brief stint as a roadie.

He also works as a freelance writer and copywriter for various other companies and publications, and regularly provides independent comment on music and the music industry, including for the likes of the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, The Independent, Q and Wired.

Chris Cooke is co-Founder and MD of CMU. Chris still contributes to CMU’s media on a daily basis, as well as heading up the CMU Insights consultancy unit and CMU:DIY future talent programme, and helping lead the Pathways Into Music Foundation.

Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music industry. He delivers speed briefings and insight sessions 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’.

CMU is part of Chris’s business 3CM UnLimited, which champions and supports the music, media, culture and communication industries through publications, consultancy, educational initiatives and live events. Through UnLimited he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival; and teaches for award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property matters, and the media and communication sectors.

Sam Taylor has worked on various projects with UnLimited Media since 2001, initially focused on the company’s ThreeWeeks Edinburgh title before becoming involved in CMU and other UnLimited ventures.

He currently leads on the commercial side of UnLimited Media, overseeing advertising sales and sponsorship for its various publications. He also leads business development for the wider 3CM UnLimited group, including the CMU Insights consultancy and future talent programme CMU:DIY, as well as advising on conference sessions presented by CMU Insights and especially the CMU+TGE Conference at The Great Escape.

Aside from his UnLimited work, Sam is involved in a variety of other projects. He has worked in and around the music, marketing and digital businesses for over 20 years, helping leading entertainment companies and brands communicate more effectively online, and leading and advising a number of technology start-ups. He also has hands-on experience working on music and marketing projects involving artists, labels, brands and media.

An experienced trainer, Sam also provides his practical experience in the music, media and digital sectors, and his entrepreneurial thinking, at conferences and elsewhere.

Caro Moses has been a director of 3CM UnLimited and UnLimited Media since 2002, having worked on and directed media and arts projects for UnLimited since 1996. She was actively involved in CMU on an editorial basis from 2002 to 2007, contributing articles daily from 2005. She continues to play a management role over the title as a 3CM director.

Caro is also Editor of UnLimited Media’s cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London, recommending an assortment of cultural events each week and chatting to performers, writers and directors via the Caro Meets interviews. She also heads up its sister title ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, the longest established bespoke magazine at the world’s biggest cultural festival.

Caro also inputs on 3CM UnLimited’s education and consultancy projects, including its work with the Taylor Bennett Foundation, the award winning programme which is enabling more diversity in the PR industry.

Caro has also worked on a wide range of other editorial and performance projects over the years, as a writer, sub-editor, producer, playwright, actress and director.

Last Updated: August 2020