Friday, May 18, 2007

How Much Are Talents and Voice Producers Charging for Non-Union Work?

Voice123 is the marketplace where union and non-union projects find their best talent. The voice seeker and the talent or voice producer always work together to reach an agreement in terms of the price. Union projects can base their rates on the guides provided by the unions: (AFTRA - USA , SAG - USA, British Equity, ACTRA - Canada, etc), but non-union projects are different. Many voice seekers, talents, and voice producers have asked us to provide them with market information so that they know how to budget their projects. We listened and took action.

Last moth we sent a voluntary worldwide survey to approximately 3,600 active voice over talents and voice producers registered with Voice123. The survey asked for base rates in several different areas (TV, Radio, non-broadcast, local, regional, etc.), and different pricing methodologies (per spot, per minute, per word, and per hour of work). We then crunched the numbers and came up with pricing stats that you can use in helping to determine the budget or price for a voice project. You can access these stats by clicking here.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Check Out These Great Topics On The Voice Over Savvy Forum

We want to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have helped the forums become what they are - a great gathering place where we all can learn, get help, gain support, or just post what’s on our minds.

Thank you!

Here are some statistics from Voice Over Savvy Forum with all of you, these reflect the amazing growth experienced by this wonderful community.

The forums were born on Monday October 09, 2006 at 10:04 am. Up to now, we have 1,370 users, 19,835 posts, 1,482 topics, and an average of 96.73 posts per day.

The amount and quality of the information and participants in the forum are what make it a necessary stop for those interested in any level of the industry.

Check out these great topics:

My Head is in a Vice Uncle Fester
"Breaths are natural. If you are doing a piece of copy that should sound natural, then breaths should be there, but not overly loud..."
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What to Say??
"I currently just have something along the lines of Thank you for taking the time, I have quick turn around, I pride myself on great customer service, look forward to working with you blah blah blah..."
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I Don't Know What to Say. PLEASE HELP
"Let this be a lesson to all. You have to use the "KISS" method. Noooo, I don't mean KEEP-IT-SIMPLE-STUPID...I mean you have to KISS their..."
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Hot Tea with Honey vs…….
"Thought I'd ask if anybody else knows of ways to pamper your voice or care for a raspy one other than the old stand-by Hot Tea with honey?..."
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Let's Share Good Stuff
"Okay, I've been thinking about all the cool stuff we can pass on to each other via this forum. Things like great movie recommendations, how to get glue out of carpet, cheap nights out with the spouse, great vacation spots, and so on..."
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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Update on the New Voice123

Two months ago we reached the alpha milestone of the New Voice123. We are now getting close to reaching the beta milestone. Most of the bugs and corrections we found before the alpha milestone was reached have been fixed, and are now being tested. As a matter of fact, almost half of the new systems and features of the New Voice123 have been already approved for beta. Reaching beta means that the system is ready to be tested by many of you. A couple of weeks after beta, the system will be published for all of you to use.

The New Voice123 is full of nice surprises. Here are some we have never before mentioned:

> The New Voice123 will have an improved sign-in mechanism with improved
password protection.

> The new audition inbox will allow to quickly add individual comments or tags to each audition or proposal you get.

>The New Voice123 will allow you to store your auditions or proposals for an unlimited amount of time.

You may experience the New Voice123 before most people do. Simply apply to become a beta tester for the New Voice123. You can find more info at