Why Some ‘Voice Talent’ Get Rejected from The Voice Realm

The Voice Realm is a voice over casting website that only lists professional voice talent. We receive hundreds of submissions every single month from voice actors wanting to be a part of the site. We may only accept one or two voices for every 20 applications we receive.

voice-over-talent-wannabeHere’s some of the main reasons we reject talent. It’s also essentially the difference between a professional voice talent and someone ‘not quite there.’

  • Audio has a hiss or is generally not to the standard a client would expect from a professional voice.

  • Room ambience produces an echo.

  • Not following instructions. If the instructions say ‘submit a dry demo’ don’t submit one with music or effects.

  • Not answering all questions asked.

  • A voice has an ego. (THIS might have worked 10 years ago, but not ANY MORE)

The online voice over industry is more cut throat than ever before. It is imperative that clients are presented with only the best voice actors. Voice talent need to be able to follow direction as the majority of voice over jobs need to be self produced.

Clients expect quick turnaround and professional service. They have many options and websites to find a voice, therefore customer service and their experience with the site is one of the most important factors.

This also means that clients are being made aware more and more that they get what they pay for. If they pay $20 on one of those freelance sites, they can expect to have problems. Voice talent will not adhere to deadlines, not included revisions, not respond to messages in a timely manner.

There actually is a big difference between a professional voice and an amateur. 🙂

 

Lauren Maree

Lauren Maree is Voice and Client Services Manager at The Voice Realm. With over 15 years experience working for some of the world's leading Advertising Agencies, as well as over 7 years within a major market voice over agency.

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  • I appreciate the entrance restrictions on The Voice Realm. Not because of snobbery, but because there are already MANY other sites where newer talent can go to cut their teeth. It’s refreshing to know that auditions within The Voice Realm are sent among a handful of other professional talents, and are not competing against thousands upon thousands of beginning voice enthusiasts.

  • JoJo Jensen

    Thank you for being picky! “And your last line There actually is a big difference between a professional voice and an amateur. ” says it all!