Brutish Sailor Posted May 7, 2009 Share Posted May 7, 2009 I'll speak the truth on this. I have always feared getting voice overs till I got my first one through broadcasting world... WHY? Because I would individually scope the internet for websites that had voice over artist. Keep in mind this is when I JUST first switched over to Loudcity and had maybe ... 400 ATH that week. I called my first voice over artist on the carefully looked over list I had. I wrote shortbus first and got no response. then I called "someone" and got a quote after telling them I was a small time shoutcast broadcaster. they quoted me $200 for a 30 second dry spot. I said "wait a minute, Im not pro media, just a guy trying to make a fun hobby for myself that others can enjoy!" They came down to 150, asking me if I would like to hire other media voice actors in my production. My point to this.... TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND listings right now in the shoutcast YP. Thats just at this moment. If VO's would push that they cut deals for starting up shoutcasters, this might be a lot easier for us. Theirs a big market of guys trying to make successful stations. We want that VO prestige. But its hard... and scary when the first independent guy you contact charges a little under the same amount you would pay to keep your whole server running. I'm not a smart guy, Im not a guy that knows how to keep is mouth shut at times, but I'm that guy that always is willing to share his personal experiences. have a deal on websites for JLP/ under 5000 ATH/ new shoutcasters (and thats the keyword I googled with VO) and they will come (if they haven't been scared away first.) Maybe in your VO samples drop a "we work with pricing for starting shoutcasters" in there. IM ALSO NOT saying your quality isnt there, and that your services deserve a lot more, its just for a lot of the hobby broadcasters, this is exactly that. No profit and trying to save on many corners as possible. The ad market sucks even for the NAB (by their reports) at the moment. So imagine if you dont do this for a living. I figured I would just share this. KNSJ.org / 89.1 FM San Diego Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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