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Why We Insist on Seeing a Script

We received a request to quote for a 145-word script, which the production company estimated had a run time of around 1 minute. The word count made sense for a 60s spot. We did our sums for the chosen the …

Same Day Turnaround

Twice this week I’ve had a prospective customer call up in a panic, telling me they need a voice recorded the same day. The first one called at 9 pm Singapore time (UK-based client) and I told them that the …

No Hidden Extras

“Does that include the studio time for recording?” It’s an oddity when we are asked if our quote includes studio time for recording a voice talent. Sometimes, the question that follows our quote is way more blunt – “Any extra …

No Give Backs for Licensing

1. You walk into a McDonalds & order a Big Mac. Pay for it & walk out. Can you go back a day later and get a refund for your burger if you haven’t eaten it? 2. You book a …

Verified by voiceovers.asia

Most of our sessions use a voice talent that we’ve organized, but occasionally the client provides the voice talent. For these sessions, we only have one stipulation – the voice must be listed on this website. Why? Well, this is the …

Where in the World is? Geolock Explained

If you’re an English voice talent, then you’ve definitely come across this before – how do you make sure your client, who wants to do a digital ad, pays you fairly for your voice in the territories agreed when quoting, if …

The Art of the Deal – What it’s Really Worth

I had a production house contact me for a series of 5-6 minute sponsored programs with associated trailers that needed a narrator & wanted full broadcast & online rights in perpetuity, worldwide. They’d shortlisted six male & six female voices. …

Dance with Them that Brung Ya!

Human psychology is fascinating – watching how people react in a group where ranking is involved makes for great soap opera. The scenario I’m most interested is who hires the voice talent and how that affects the session. There are …

Shortlisting – It’s Not a Negotiation!

Most Asia-based voice talents record in a commercial studio, and someone has to organize the session. The studio, the production house, the agency or the client itself. Often, how a client chooses a voice involves short-listing. What most voices don’t …