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.


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.


Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Founder & CEO

Folded Wing founder and CEO is also a highly-skilled radio producer, DJ and was appointed a Fellow of the Radio Academy in 2022. She started out at the BBC, producing Gilles Peterson’s weekly show and was described by Time Out as ‘queen of the podcast’. She’s on the board of Audio UK, the organisation for independent audio production companies.  

Nat Baker
Nat Baker
Production Manager

Logistics queen Nat looks after the whole administrative side of Folded Wing’s world. She’s a music lover with previous experience across tech, AI, events, recruitment and HR – and who also finds time to volunteer at Southend’s pre-school Trinket Box.

Karl Bos
Karl Bos

Bringing deep experience from speech radio at the BBC, across Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, Karl joined Folded Wing as a producer in 2020. He’s dedicated to music, and brings his specialist music knowledge and curation to the weekly shows he produces – and to his DJ sets and monthly shows on Soho Radio.

Jardel Williams
Jardel Williams
Production Assistant

Jardel’s student radio show at Manchester University explored the city’s R&B and soul sounds. It led to a place on BBC Radio 1’s Where It Begins internship and she started at Folded Wing in 2022. She’s a Production Assistant, coming up with ideas and dealing with all the background work a weekly show requires.

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick

It was a stretch doing music licensing at PRS that preceded Assistant Producer Matthew’s arrival at Folded Wing in 2018. Trained in the Radio Broadcasting Diploma at Point Blank Music School, he now works on weekly shows for the BBC – when he’s not recording his own DJ mixes.

Ian Parkinson
Ian Parkinson
Executive Producer

There are audio heavyweights and then there’s Ian. He has four decades of experience in journalism and broadcasting, reporting for the BBC during the 1990s then moving into senior production and management roles. He was responsible for BBC Radio1’s specialist shows and for setting up 1Xtra, and he’s been working with Folded Wing as an executive producer since Jamie Cullum's  show launched on BBCRadio2.

Raeph Powell
Raeph Powell
Executive Producer

Exec Producer Raeph prefers to remain in the background – but will divulge that his whole career has been focused on music, whether that’s working in record shops, running record labels (plural) or DJing internationally. He spent 15 years at the BBC before going back into artist and label management and returned to radio at the end of 2022 when he joined Folded Wing. 

Taylor Cottrell
Taylor Cottrell
Audio and Social Assistant Producer

Assistant Producer Taylor made the move from blogging to community radio with a monthly show exploring underground female artists across neo soul, rap, jungle and drum n bass. She comes from a musical family – her granddad ran the legendary Count C’s Soundsystem. Most recently producing evening shows at BBC CWR, she also works with upcoming artists on her sibling-run music platform Fyah Kamp. 

Mari Kimura
Mari Kimura

Producer and presenter Mari is turning Folded Wing Junior into a reality, bringing her deep experience producing radio shows for major Japanese stations including J-WAVE and InterFM. She was also head of programming for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch her DJ sets at galleries like Tate Modern or at undercover music specialist spots deep in the city. 

Frank McWeeny
Frank McWeeny
Assistant Producer

Self-confessed “vinyl nut” Frank spent a decade in radio, as both a producer and a reporter with a focus on arts, culture and underground music. His professional life straddled the BBC and brands like BA and Cercle, making him an excellent fit for Folded Wing, where he produces a weekly show for BBC Radio 1. 

Emma Warren
Emma Warren
Writer in Residence

Folded Wing's freelance writer-in-residence helps out with all word-related tasks. She’s the author of Dance Your Way Home (Faber) as well as two publications she released on her own Sweet Machine imprint. She worked with Karen on the early days of Red Bull Music Academy Radio, made docs for the BBC, and her monthly radio show on Worldwide FM ran for six years. 

Theo Ndlovu
The Team
The Team
Check out what we're listening to...

Fancy gaining an insight into what our team of music lovers are listening to right now? Be sure to check out our Spotify playlists!


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.

Audio UK

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

Our CEO is currently on the board of directors.

Tomorrow's Warriors

Folded Wing is proud to partner with jazz talent development organisation Tomorrows Warriors on Roots to the Future.

Roots to the Future is a new audio industry development scheme that aims to increase diverse representation at entry level in the audio production industry.

More info here.

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!

Company Awards

Audio Production Awards

The APAs, organised by AudioUK, celebrate outstanding achievement in audio production across a huge range of audio content including; podcasts, audiobooks, sound design, radio, presenting and more.

2021 - Best Host - Speech Audio (Gold) - BARS with Lady Unchained
Folded Wing for Prison Radio Association

In 2021, Folded Wing were part of the team who won the Best Host - Speech Audio (Gold) award at the Audio Production Awards (“APA’s”) for BARS, a show specifically created to help prisoners process their emotions, experiences and help develop themselves personally

2011 Indie of the Year (Gold)

In 2011 Folded Wing were named Indie of the Year (Gold) at The APA’s

“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


Audio and Radio Industry Awards

The ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), previously the Radio Academy Awards, recognise the best of the best in the UK radio industry and celebrate outstanding achievement.

2023 - For The Love Of Hip Hop with Romesh Ranganathan on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds won Gold for Best Specialist Music Show

2023 - Alyx Holcombe on BBC Introducing Rock on Radio 1 won Bronze for Best New Presenter

2023 - Selector for the British Council with Jamz Supernova was nominated for Best Specialist Music Show.

2022 - BARS with Lady Unchained - Folded Wing for Prison Radio Association won Silver in The Impact Award

2018 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won silver for Best Music Presenter - Non Breakfast

2016 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won Silver for Music Broadcaster of the Year 

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

DJMag's Best of British Awards

The Best of British Awards were launched by DJ Mag in 2007 to celebrate dance music talent and platforms within Great Britain.

In 2021, Folded Wing's show presented by Jaguar on BBC Introducing on Radio 1 Dance won Best Radio Show.

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.

2023 - Romesh Ranganathan on BBC Radio 2 won a Bronze Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program

2023 -  Jazz Meets Classical for Jazz FM and Scala Radio was nominated for Best Music Special

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

Music Week Awards

The Music Week Awards are the UK's only music awards that recognise labels, publishing, live, retail, A&R, radio, marketing and PR.

2023 - For The Love Of Hip Hop with Romesh Ranganathan on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds was nominated for Best Radio Show

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.

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been running since 2005. The awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the UK. They are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group in conjunction with Pizza Express Live (2017-2022).

In 2014, The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum won the Jazz Media Award.