Services

Access to artists
Access to artists

Every day, we work with the best UK and international musicians and performers – both established and emerging. They trust us to help deliver their music and their message with professionalism and creativity. Folded Wing have an unmatched understanding of the evolving relationship between artists, content and brands – and we can make that relationship work for you.

Quality  production
Quality production

We take pride in delivering the highest quality audio content, whether it’s a branded podcast, an internationally syndicated weekly show or a crafted BBC documentary. We can create everything from a 30-second commercial to a fully functioning radio station and our technical standards, innovation and attention to detail are second to none. Our state-of-the-art studio is also available to hire.

Platforms and syndication partners
Platforms and syndication partners

Folded Wing will help place your audio content in the most effective location – whether that’s iTunes, leading music blogs, online fan communities or international radio stations. Every project – no matter what size – benefits from our digital broadcast and specialist music expertise.

Training
Training

We train producers and presenters to the highest standards in the UK and across the world. Our work with the British Council has seen us support radio station teams from Bosnia and Mauritius to Kazakhstan; and we regularly develop new on-air talent for the BBC and other clients.

Team

Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
CEO

Karen is passionate about music and radio, and about finding new ways to combine the two. That’s why she set up Folded Wing, and why it’s now recognised as one of the most innovative production companies around. She developed her production skills at BBC Radio 1, including seven years with Gilles Peterson’s legendary Worldwide show. She’s a respected club DJ and an authority on a wide range of cutting edge music.

Ian Parkinson
Ian Parkinson
Executive Producer

Ian is one of the most experienced programme makers in UK radio, with more than three decades as a producer, presenter, editor and senior leader. He joined Folded Wing in 2007, is the Executive Producer for all our BBC shows, and oversees other key projects. He specialises in developing existing and new on-air talent.

Jim Lister
Jim Lister
Production Manager

Jim makes sure that all jobs get done to brief, on time and within budget, and manages all of Folded Wing’s partnerships. Before joining Folded Wing in 2010, he worked in ad agencies for ten years, managing high profile campaigns for clients such as Rizla, Häagen-Dazs and Procter & Gamble. Jim has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, covering all styles from jazz to house, reggae to rock.

Andrea Rangecroft
Andrea Rangecroft
Assistant Producer

Andrea was a reporter on Swedish Public Radio before joining Folded Wing. She works on Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 show and Monki for Radio 1. She has also produced several documentaries for Folded Wing, including “Jamie’s Piano Pilgrimage” for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 1’s “The Story of Ed Banger Records”.

John Cranmer
John Cranmer
Producer

In a career spanning 15 years, John has worked across a range of BBC shows and networks, and with some of the best known names in radio. He’s also an experienced music producer and co-owner of an electronic music label. John has produced The Selector since 2010, winning numerous awards, and engineering and mixing sessions from more than 100 bands along the way.

Micky Curling
Micky Curling
Studio Manager

Micky has more than 20 years of broadcast production experience, most of it at the BBC. He has worked with Folded Wing since 2010 and has recorded, filmed, edited and mixed some of our biggest projects. Micky's real talent lies beyond just the technical, he brings an essential creative input that can lift our production ideas off the page.

Pete Linney
Pete Linney
Production Assistant

Pete joined the team after doing work experience with us in 2012. He’d previously worked in local BBC and commercial radio as a Broadcast Journalist and Assistant Producer, and is a graduate of the BBC's Kick Off training scheme. Pete works across all of Folded Wing’s output with a focus on The Selector for the British Council.

Lucy Dearlove
Lucy Dearlove
Production Assistant

Before joining Folded Wing in 2013, Lucy was an intern at BBC 6 Music and produced shows for the digital radio station Amazing. She works across all of Folded Wing’s shows, including Jamie Cullum, Monki and the Selector and is currently producing her first documentary, to air on BBC Radio 1 later in 2014. Lucy manages Folded Wing’s social media, along with Pete Linney.

Sandie Pearson
Sandie Pearson
Office Manager

Sandie has a very special interest in Folded Wing’s continued success, as CEO Karen P’s Mum. She’s had many years experience in office management and book-keeping, including running the UK office for an international freight forwarding company. Her main interests are being Karen’s number one fan, and proudest Mum.

Partnerships

Radio Academy

The Radio Academy is a charity dedicated to the promotion of excellence in UK radio and audio production. Folded Wing is a patron of the Radio Academy and our CEO Karen Pearson is a trustee. 

120 from

Folded Wing is a partner of 120 from TM, a lifestyle platform dedicated to weekend escapes 120 minutes from global cities and features tailored playlists to accompany you to your chosen destination, each with a run time of 120 minutes!

30 under 30

Each year, the Radio Academy’s “30 under 30” project seeks the brightest talent under 30 working in UK radio. Folded Wing’s CEO Karen Pearson is on the judging panel.

Sound Women

Sound Women aims to raise the profile of women working in audio, and provides advice, mentoring and networking opportunities. Folded Wing’s Karen Pearson is on the Sound Women board and helped select more than 200 inspirational women to be involved in the project.

RIGĀ - Radio Independents Group

Folded Wing is a member of RIG, a non-profit making body that represents the interests and needs of the UK’s independent radio production industry.

Company Awards

Radio Production Awards

2011 Indie of the Year (Gold Winner)

In 2011 Folded Wing were named Indie of the Year (Gold Winner) at The Radio Academy & Radio Independents Group’s Radio Production Awards.

“The judges were struck by the diversity of Folded Wing’s output both in terms of their sounds and of their client base and perhaps above all by their extraordinary growth in difficult economic times.”
The Radio Academy/RIG

Smarta 100 Awards

Folded Wing were named among the UK’s most innovative companies in the 2012 Smarta 100 Awards.

The awards recognise small businesses which are mould-breaking, dynamic and make a significant difference in their industries.

Radio Academy Awards

The Radio Academy Awards recognise the best of the best in the UK radio industry and celebrate outstanding achievement.

2014 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won Gold for Best Music Programme

2013 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 was nominated for Music Broadcaster of the Year

2008 - Our Bookslam podcast won Gold for Best Internet Programme

New York Festivals Radio Awards

The New York Festival's International Radio Program Awards honours radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

2014 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Bronze Award

2013 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Silver Award

2012 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Silver Award

2011 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won 2 x Bronze Awards

2011 - The Selector for The British Council won a Bronze Award