Colin Carvalho Burgess

Creative Director / Series Producer / Audio Producer

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


Colin has a background in BBC radio promotions, and since his role as executive producer of station sound at BBC Radio 1, he has maintained a hands on approach to all aspects of the creative content production process. He is a founder and director of two production companies, specialising in entertainment content and music publishing, working with clients such as Sky and EMI. Colin has a broad range of experience spanning the entire creative content delivery process, from sourcing presentation talent, devising, scripting, and producing audio/visual features and content, creating bespoke music imaging and sound design, to editorial decisions at an executive level, including business development, pitching and marketing. More recently this experience includes series production for television.



  • Radio
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Composition

Work history


Creative Director

Emergency Production Music

Jan 2013
  • Emergency Production Music is an MCPS production music library and bespoke audio branding company. The full music for media catalogue is available to download via the BBC Desktop Jukebox, on the ITV Music Hub, internationally on EMI Production Music's PLAY service, in the USA at, and in the UK at Bespoke audio branding from EPM has been used by clients including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Moskva FM, BBC 3 Television. @EPM_UK


Creative Director

Koink Productions

May 2006
  • Koink Productions Ltd. is a creative content production company. Koink works with exceptional presentation talent to create captivating and engaging content. We offer original concept consultancy, high quality creative production, and digital delivery of unique and entertaining HD productions. Clients have included Channel 4, BBC Vision & Interactive, FIVE, Sky 1 HD, Sky Atlantic HD and HBO. We believe that original, entertaining and strategically produced ideas cut through, and when devising your content, our passion shows. @KOINK


Executive Producer Station Sound

BBC Radio 1

Mar 2003 - Mar 2006
  • I managed the station sound dept at BBC Radio 1, leading a team of three to focus the sound of BBC Radio 1 and appeal to a new generation of young radio listener. I produced daily promotions, imaging and campaigns. I introduced pre-produced music segues across the daytime format, in order to blend key marketing messages into the core of the music output. My achievements were recognised by the Radio Academy with the following awards: Sony Radio Academy SILVER for BBC Radio 1. The Station Imaging Award 2006. Sony Radio Academy GOLD for BBC Radio 1. The UK Station Of The Year 2006.


Producer Station Sound


Mar 2001 - Mar 2003
  • I was on the launch team of the BBC's digital radio station 1Xtra and defined the audio branding of this national youth brand. This was recognised by the BBC Radio & Music Awards when I received GOLD for BBC 1Xtra as Promotions Producer Of The Year 2003.



MA, Radio

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 1997 - Oct 1999
  • This was a highly vocational Masters Degree in radio drama and broadcast journalism. I was a student member of the NUJ, and working for LBC while studying.


BA, English And Creative Studies

University of Portsmouth

Aug 1993 - Aug 1997
  • This BA degree allowed for modular course building over the four years. It was here that I honed my creative writing and critical thinking skills, and developed my passion for storytelling. I focussed on writing and performing my own work, alongside a more classical English Literature degree.




  • The Lost Initiative. Sky 1 Interactive. Nomination for Best Use of Interactive at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2009. Slash Music with Tom Ravenscroft. Channel 4. Nomination for Best Music Podcast. BT Digital Music Awards 2007. Sony Radio Academy SILVER for BBC Radio 1. The Station Imaging Award 2006. Sony Radio Academy GOLD for BBC Radio 1. The UK Station Of The Year 2006.