Services

Access to artists
Access to artists

Every day, we work with the best UK and international artists, whether they're established or 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 work for everyone. 

 

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 have contributed to multiple ARIA wins. 

Platforms and syndication partners
Platforms and syndication partners

Folded Wing will help place your audio content in the most effective location, whether that's through social media, on Acast or with international radio stations. Every project, no matter what size, benefits from our digital broadcast and specialist music expertise, as well as global networks and relationships built over the decades. 

Training
Training

Nurturing talent, on and off the mic, has been part of Folded Wing since day dot. Our commitment to new talent led to a Best New Presenter ARIA for BBC Introducing and a Radio Academy 30 Under 30, both in 2023.  We set up Roundhouse Radio, now rebranded as Transmission Radio. 14 years on Selector Radio with the British Council saw Folded Wing train presenters and audio teams worldwide. 

Team

Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Founder & CEO

Folded Wing founder and CEO started out at the BBC, producing Gilles Peterson’s weekly show. The audio producer, DJ and ‘Queen of the Podcast’ (TimeOut) was appointed a Fellow of the Radio Academy in 2022, their highest accolade. 

Taylor Cottrell
Taylor Cottrell
Assistant Producer

Coming from a community radio background exploring underground female artists across neo soul, rap and D&B, Coventry’s Taylor Cottrell runs music platform Fyah Kamp. At Folded Wing she assists on all our jazz and hip hop shows. 

Karl Bos
Karl Bos
Senior Producer

Karl’s background in speech radio is underpinned by a love of music which he brings to all our shows. His DJ sets and monthly Deeper Cuts show on Soho Radio represents jazz and jazz-ish sounds that are rooted in new UK music.

Ian Parkinson
Ian Parkinson
Executive Producer

Responsible for setting up BBC 1Xtra and with decades of experience in journalism and broadcasting, Ian has been working with Folded Wing as Exec Producer on The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum since it launched on BBC Radio 2.

Nat Baker
Nat Baker
Production Manager

Logistics queen Nat looks after the administrative side of Folded Wing’s world. She’s a music lover with previous experience across tech, AI, events, recruitment and HR.

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
Producer

A stretch doing music licencing at PRS preceded Matthew’s arrival at Folded Wing. Trained at Point Blank Music School, he now works on our weekly shows and development - when he is not recording his own DJ mixes. 

 

Raeph Powell
Raeph Powell
Executive Producer

Exec Producer Raeph ran record labels, managed artists and DJed internationally, spending 15 years at the BBC Radio 1Xtra before returning to radio at the end of 2022 when he joined Folded Wing.

Jardel Williams
Jardel Williams
Production Assistant

Jardel’s student radio show explored Manchester’s R&B and soul. A place on BBC Radio 1’s Where It Begins internship led her to Folded Wing. She comes up with ideas and deals with all the background work a weekly show requires.

Emma Warren
Emma Warren
Writer in Residence

Author of Make Some Space, which outlines the early days of UK jazz and Dance Your Way Home, our freelance writer-in-resident helps out with word-related tasks at Folded Wing. 

 

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.

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 CEO Karen P was awarded a Fellowship - their highest accolade - in 2022. 

Audio UK

Folded Wing is a member of this non-profit body which represents the interests of the UK's independent radio production industry.  Our CEO served on the board of directors until 2023.

Tomorrow's Warriors

Our long relationship with jazz educators Tomorrows Warriors recently led on Roots to the Future, a new development scheme aimed at increasing diversity at entry level with the audio production industry. More info here.

 

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.