In a world where the sheer number of opportunities for voice actors never ceases to amaze, VoiceWorld Toronto keynote speaker, Patrick Fraley, will lecture, demonstrate and drag volunteers up on the stage to address voice over skills techniques, methods, mindsets, agendas, procedures, concepts and advantageous tricks that advance the performer's desire into a world of voice over opportunities. Like getting hired. And making money.
Need a voice for that? Last week, London-based voice-over marketplace Voices.com released a mobile app for BlackBerry 10 users. The company connects businesses with voice actors around the world, making it easier than ever before to find the perfect voice on time and within budget. Voices' BlackBerry 10 app was developed shortly after the company launched its app for Android in mid-January 2013, complementing Voices' apps for iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Within less than a year, Voices has rolled out apps for all major mobile devices, going from strength to strength in innovation and excellence.
Holladay Productions Inc. has a new website! The husband and wife team of Mark and Lauren Holladay is pleased to announce the launch of their new website featuring Lauren's voice-over work and audio production services provided by their company. Holladay Productions Inc. delivers audio needs both globally and locally. The duo recruited John Bengtson of Comstock Mobile Global Web as their Marketing Director, and the couple is excited to see where this new endeavor will take them.
You can take the boy out of podcasting but you can't take podcasting out of the boy. For five years and over 175 episodes, Skip Orem was the producer and host of the Get Fit Pod fitness podcast. Over 200,000 listeners around the world have trained using Skip's fitness advice and coaching. Orem left podcasting two years ago to focus more attention on his day job as a professional voice-over artist recording educational and corporate narrations as well as online training programs. Thanks to the encouragement from former Get Fit Pod listeners and friends, Skip is back in the saddle, podcasting from Spotland Productions in Nashville, Tennessee.
Looking for another reason to love Android? A sweet new app is about to hit the scene designed to help busy marketers and advertising agencies find the perfect voice for their projects straight from their smartphone or tablet using the new Voices.com Android app. The app will be available on Friday January 18, 2013 via Google Play.
Voices.com announces the first annual VoiceWorld Toronto conference.
VoiceWorld is positioned to renew the passion of seasoned voice-over professionals and introduce aspiring talent to the world of opportunities that is available to them. It is scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2013 at Hilton Toronto.
Over the last two years, J. Michael Collins has emerged as one of the most in-demand talents in the online voice-over space. Online marketplaces for voice overs are an integral part of his business plan. As much as 40 per cent of his 2012 revenue came from sites like Voices.com.
Voices.com today launched the first-ever iPad application for casting voice-overs.
Now available for download from iTunes, the free app gives users similar functionality of the Voices.com website on their tablets. Voice seekers can search, audition, hire and pay voice talent. Voice-over artists can review listings of paid work, record and edit auditions, and submit them directly to potential clients.
Voices.com is introducing a new recommendation engine called VoiceMatch that streamlines the way its customers collaborate on audio projects. The introduction of this new feature will help both talent and clients fine-tune the auditioning process.
Voices.com is recognized for the third time as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. The online marketplace for sourcing voice-over talent demonstrated its ability to grow in a depressed economy and earned the 41st spot on the 2012 PROFIT 200 list.
Today, it's almost too easy. Voice actors can be their own agent. Clients find them through personal
Web sites or via talent-congregation sites Voices.com.
- Steve Mollman, CNN
Rather than hiring local voice talent for $250 to $500 per hour we
searched the Internet for high-quality voices that we could afford. We
found several sites offering various forms of narration or voice-overs.
We selected www.voices.com. In less than one minute, we created an
account, posted our requirements and solicited bids. Within five
minutes, we had 10 to 15 applicants charging 10 percent of what
Greer would have paid live talent.
- Thomas L. Friedman, NYTimes
Voices.com has been helping to match advertisers with voice talent and
ad production for the last couple of years.
- Michael Arrington, TechCrunch
Voices is larger, but tighter. More technically productive, but simpler to
use. It has evolved, really. It is hard to make something of Voices'
proportions into a truly elegant thing, but Voices may well have done
- Paul Glazowski, Mashable
Receive updates covering awards, milestones, partnerships, investor relations and other Voices.com company news. Information will always be posted here first, so be sure to subscribe by email.
Becoming a voice actor, working from your own home recording studio and auditioning for voice-over jobs is within your reach!