Producer/Director | Consultant | Historian
Tessil Collins is the president of Spectrum Broadcasting Corporation, an over-the-top (OTT) media company that provides streaming media products and services. A creative writer and designer, Tessil Collins produces audio, video and graphic media products. He is a management consultant and producer who advises individuals and companies on their business strategies, products, services, materials and programs
Tessil is owner of the internet music station, Sun-Music.net, which began streaming in 2001, the managing producer of Jazz 24/7 from GBH their online music station since 2014, and established the Solar Fusion Concert Series in 2020 which features local musicians in solo concerts.
Born in Boston, MA, Tessil is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA). He is a licensed, theatrical booking agent by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a graduate of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT8), Tufts University and the Boston Latin School.
In 1998 Collins established Spectrum Broadcasting Corporation formed to realize major opportunities for profit and public service in media and on the Internet. SBC sells creative, production, and management services through its divisions, Spectrum Creatives and Spectrum Management.
Sun-Music.Net – The Sound of the Sun is Live 24/7, On-Demand, On Line, & On Mobile featuring New and Popular Musicians from across the African-American diaspora and beyond. Sun-Music.net offers music of new and established artists. Spectrum Creatives, a writing and design firm, and Spectrum Management, a management consulting business, were both started in 1984.
Tessil is the president of the non-profit, Roxbury Crossing Historical Trust (RCHT). RCHT is engaged in several key activities to collect, preserve, and promote the cultural and authentic history of the Greater Roxbury community in the City of Boston, Massachusetts area and its residents.
Mr. Collins has held adjunct faculty positions at Wheelock College, Emerson College and the Art Institute of New England. He has taught courses in New Media Production, Broadcast Management, Computer Technology Literacy, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and WordPress.
Mr. Collins was Senior Coordinator of Arts, Media & Communications Technology programs in the Boston Public Schools’ Office of High Schools-Career & Technical Education. For 22 years he was a teacher of Communication Arts-Radio/Television Production at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (Humphrey Occupational Resource Center).
Tessil was National Director of Promotion and Marketing for Beantown Music; Northeast Marketing Manager for Atlantic Records, the Polygram Group, RCA, A&M, and Arista Records. Tessil also worked as Director of Public Service for WBZ radio and as an Account Executive for Boston radio stations WBCN, WILD and WZLX.
Mr. Collins’ experience as a digital, broadcast and record industry executive; high school vocational teacher, college professor and producer give him considerable credentials and knowledge regarding navigating the media business and music industry landscape. It is his unique insight into what it requires to be successful that has made him a valuable counselor and advisor.
TESSIL COLLINS IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE LOTTERY’S “LUCKY FOR LIFE’ COMMERCIAL
TESSIL COLLINS MODERATES “REFORMING BOSTON SCHOOLS” FOR THE FORD HALL FORUM