Multi-Billion Dollar, Relatively Unknown Hollywood Industry Is Moving Away from Studios and Into Suburbia. Voice Over Actors Making Big Bucks Online

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Online voice over casting website and startup The Voice Realm is shaking up the industry. This week, the website announced over one million dollars of voice over jobs in 12 months.

Voice actors at The Voice Realm use professional recording equipment

Professional Voice Over Microhone

The voice over services industry is booming. Voice actors are in high demand for animations, television commercials, smartphone applications as well as internet videos and corporate recordings.

Making it big in the entertainment industry no longer means moving to Los Angeles, finding an agent and auditioning for casting directors until you land a plum gig. Thousands of voice actors across America are earning a good income, sometimes without changing from their pyjamas.

The voice over services industry is booming. Voice actors are in high demand for animations, television commercials, smartphone applications as well as internet videos and corporate recordings.

As it is such a niche industry, the pay is good and many choose their own hours with a majority of the work being freelance.

Talent Agent, Robert James from online casting website The Voice Realm, says even though many of the same actors are hired over and over, because of the way technology is changing, almost anyone can give their vocal chords a shot at appearing on a national television or radio spot. “In years gone by advertising agencies would exclusively use talent located in cities like New York or LA. Now anyone can set up a studio in their own home for less than $500 and audition for national clients.”

The automated website notifies voice talent when new auditions are ready to record. The actor then logs into the site, records the script and uploads the file which goes directly to the client that has posted the audition. Once the professional voice actor is chosen the final recording takes place with the client listening to the recording in real-time via Skype if desired.

It’s not small change that is being exchanged. The website has already turned over one million dollars of work in just over 12 months.

Amy Farris is a female voice professional from Nevada who works from home recording everything from national commercials to on-hold phone messages. “Casting sites make it possible for me to work with clients all over the world; Companies and individuals that I never would have been exposed to living in a small market. Being able to audition online, from the comfort of my own home studio, is invaluable to me. It lets me pursue my dream of being a full-time voice over actor without having to live in Los Angeles or New York. Plus, The Voice Realm makes it simple, from auditioning, to uploading the files and ultimately getting paid. It's a seamless process that makes it easy for me to focus on delivering a great performance."

The crowdsourcing startup is also saving clients money as voice actors record using professional home studios. “By cutting out traditional voice over agents and recording studio fees clients save up to 70% on what they were previously paying,” Mr. James explained.

Thanks to the technology, the website is also able to offer cheap voice overs to small business from $55. Male and female voice talent are available for hire 24/7, 365 days a year.

ABOUT THE VOICE REALM:

The Voice Realm is a voice over casting website where anyone can find and hire professional voice over talent, actors, artists and announcers.

Users can quickly find the perfect male or female voice talent for radio or TV commercials, phone on-hold messages, narration, internet, web explanation, professional business voicemail greetings, training videos, and more.

The casting service is free and rates are buyout for all recordings except radio and TV, meaning that once paid for the client has unlimited use of the recording.

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