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Voice Over Rates (Rate Card) - Non-Union, Professional & Affordable


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO HIRE A VOICE TALENT?

The official rate card below works like building blocks. Easy as 1, 2, 3

 *   From the first block you must select the medium for which the intended will be used. Radio? On-Hold? Podcast? Video only for the internet? Non-Broadcast?
 *   The second block is for any additional loadings. For example, if you need music you supply to be added to the voice recording, or need the file to be delivered produced/edited and ready to use.
 *   The third block is for any TV or radio usage fees. For example, if audio from a TV/radio spot will also be used online, or in another country.

How many words does a voice talent read per minute? As a general guide; reading slow - 100, regular - 150, fast - 200.

Estimates - 450 words = 3 minutes, 550 words = 4 mins, 1,000 words = 8 mins - 2,000 = 15 mins - 3,000 = 20 mins - 5,000 = 30 mins - 6,500 = 45 mins - 9,500 = 60 mins

For further details on which voice over rates to choose please see FAQ at bottom of page.

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1 - VOICE OVER MEDIUM and RELEVANT LENGTH of FINISHED AUDIO

RADIO & TV COMMERCIAL SPOTS : SESSION FEE RATE*  
Base Rate : Usage fees and extra loadings are selected in boxes 2 & 3 below $100
ON HOLD / PHONE MESSAGES / VOICEMAIL / IVR RATE*  
100 words or less $80
320 words or less $150
800 words or less $250
1600 words or less $550
2500 words or less $650
NON-BROADCAST USE / IN STORE / E-LEARNING / MULTIMEDIA / iPHONE APPS / GAMING etc RATE*  
Up to 1 minute (0-150 words) $115
Up to 2 minutes (150-250 words) $175
Up to 5 minutes (250-1,000 words) $210
Up to 10 minutes (1,000-1,900 words) $275
Up to 15 minutes (1,900-2,750 words) $315
Up to 20 minutes (2,750-3,500 words) $365
Up to 30 minutes (3,500-5,500 words) $415
Up to 45 minutes (5,000-7,500 words) $585
Up to 60 minutes (7,500-9,500 words) $685
Up to 90 minutes (9,500 words-12,500 words) $815
Up to 120 minutes (12,500-16,000 words) $1000
Up to 180 minutes [3hrs] (16000-20,000 words) $1500
INTERNET ONLY USAGE (PUBLIC) / WEB EXPLANATION VIDEOS RATE*  
Up to 1 minute $125
Up to 2 minute script $175
Up to 5 minute script $250
Up to 10 minute script $350
Up to 15 minute script $450
Up to 20 minute script $500
Up to 30 minute script $585
Up to 45 minute script $685
AUDIOBOOKS RATE*  
Per hour of FINISHED AUDIO (Initial hour paid in advance. Add'l hours invoiced at $300 per hour) $300
PODCASTS - OPENER AND CLOSER RATE*  
2 x 15 seconds or less $100
MOVIE PROMOS RATE*  
Up to 30 secs $600
Up to 120 secs $750
(BROADCAST) LONG FORM NARRATION / DOCUMENTARY RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $150
Up to 1 minute $200
Up to 5 minutes $400
Up to 10 minutes $675
Up to 30 minutes $975
Up to 60 minutes $1500
RADIO / TV - IMAGING AND PROMOS (MIN ORDER 10 / UP TO 10 secs EACH) RATE*  
10 x Dry Liners $150
11-20 x Dry Liners $200
Promos unlimited (per hour session) $350
RADIO STATION BULK RATES - LOCAL MARKETS 5 to 284 ONLY - ONE VOICE RATE*  
3 x up to 30 second spots $200
5 x up to 30 second spots $350
CHANGES TO SCRIPTS AFTER BOOKING (REVISIONS) RATE*  
Up to 10 word changes / new script additions $30
Up to 40 word changes / new script additions $60
Up to 100 word changes / new script additions $80

2 - ADDITIONAL LOADINGS (In addition to above rates if applicable)

TAGS - BROADCAST (Tags are defined as a difference in the last 10 seconds of a spot) RATE*  
Up to 5 extra tags $50
Up to 10 extra tags $100
CHARACTER VOICES (Any voice different to talents regular speaking voice) RATE*  
60 Seconds or less $50
More than 60 seconds $100
POLITICAL SPOTS RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $50
More than 30 seconds $100
CHILD (UNDER 13) LOADING FEE RATE*  
Up to 2 minute script $75
2 minutes to 5 minutes script $150
TRANSLATION OF TEXT (From/to a foreign language) RATE*  
Up to 15 minutes $100
Up to 30 minutes $200
Up to 60 minutes $350
PRODUCTION OF AUDIO - (ADD CLIENT SUPPLIED MUSIC + EFFECTS or EDIT FILES) RATE*  
Up to 10 minutes (Complete file length) $35
Up to 30 minutes (Complete file length) $60
Up to 60 minutes (Complete file length) $120
Up to 90 minutes (Complete file length) $190
Up to 3 hours (Complete file length) $300

3 - USAGE (This is only valid if the recording is for RADIO or TV)

RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR *LESS* THAN 5 STATES *WILL NOT* INCL. NYC / LA or CHI RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds $125
Up to 180 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $200
RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR *LESS* THAN 5 STATES *BUT* INCL. NYC / LA or CHI RATE*  
30 seconds or less $450
31 seconds to 90 seconds $550
RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR IN 5 OR *MORE* STATES RATE*  
30 seconds or less $750
31 seconds to 90 seconds $900
(UK) REGIONAL BROADCAST ONLY - SMALL MARKETS RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds $125
(UK) AIRING IN A CAPITAL CITY RATE*  
30 seconds or less $350
31 seconds to 90 seconds $450
(OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING IN A REGIONAL MARKET RATE*  
30 seconds or less $50
31 seconds to 90 seconds $85
(OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING IN A CAPITAL CITY RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds $110
RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL ALSO BE USED ONLINE RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $100
More than 30 seconds $200
INTERNATIONAL TV or RADIO USAGE (Only select this option + base session fee) RATE*  
30 Seconds or less $900
30 secs to 3 minutes $1400
INFOMERCIALS (Airing anywhere in one country) RATE*  
1 minute to 3 minutes $575
3 minutes to 5 minutes $775

VOICE OVER RATES - FAQ

The above rates are for non union voice overs. Rates are buy-out (unlimited usage) except for radio and TV broadcast which are for one year from date of recording. Please be fair to the artists and pay for the medium they will be used. Our talent work hard to ensure you receive the most professional voice work in a timely manner. *Converted local currencies, other than $USD, are an estimate and may fluctuate slightly. Rates are calculated by FINAL AUDIO LENGTH, not studio time or word counts. Word counts are provided as general guidance.

Voice recordings are delivered dry with no music. If you need music added to the recording or files to be 'cleaned up' and ready for use, please add 'PRODUCTION OF AUDIO' from Box 2 (Additional loadings).

Do you have more than one script? If, for example, you have 3 x 4 minute scripts all for use on the internet, you can book 1 x 'Up To 15 mins' session with the one voice. Scripts must be for the same brand/client.

Multiple radio + TV spots must be booked separately for different clients/products/brands.

Voiceover rates listed are shown in $USD. Rates converted into local currency automatically. Exclusivity by negotiation. Unlimited buy-out radio and TV are DOUBLE the one year usage fee plus double any applicable extra loadings such as character voices.

For clarifications or if you still have questions, please email us:

 *  To book artists for UNION jobs, please contact us.
More details on Union rates can be found at the following links:


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