My Voice Over Rates or Prices are pretty affordable. I have rates for the little shops to the big shops and everything in between. My cost savings can help you out with your projects.
Rates range from $15 - $1,500 U.S. for Radio and TV spots (spot length and market size/national/international), $15 - $75 U.S. for small projects like Cable TV tags or short voice mail greeting/website messages, $75 - $225 U.S. for most shorter corporate narrations/website videos/video voice overs, $225 - $500 U.S. or more for larger voice over
projects. I charge per spot for Commercials, per message for professional Business Voice Mail Greetings and Phone Messages, per job/script for Narrations and Audio for Websites, per page for Radio/TV promos, sweepers & IDs for a one-time session/continuous use (it's good enough for some of the big guys past and present so it's good enough for me). Rate breakdown/rate sheet below
I do not charge a studio fee unless an off-site recording studio is requested.
I can record a free short sample of your script if my audio and video demos do not give you enough of an idea how good it will sound.
I use a minimum of audio processing so you or your editor can work magic. Having worked in voice over and production since 1974, I know that sometimes you need the freedom to adjust audio tracks and a clean basic voice track is what's needed.
Additional charges for rush jobs, technical reads, copy correction, client
changes or lots of editing (for those who need reads broken into separate
files). Additional charges can be from $50 - $250. Please make sure your scripts are signed off on and approved before final submission for voicing.
Approximate voice over prices are listed below. Plan on more depending on work involved and demand for my services. All amounts are in US dollars and payment accepted only in US dollars. Your payment in full is a buyout of the voice track. Additional amounts will be charged for extra voices and production/editing in scripts.
Send me a script for a quote or save time like most of my long time clients
by just telling me what you have in your budget. Why waste time haggling!
Professional Voice Mail Greetings and Phone Messages:
$35 for most under :30 seconds
$75 for 1 minute
$125 for over 1-2 minutes
Corporate Narrations/Industrials, Audio for Websites:
$75 - $125 for approximately 1 page (1 - 2 minutes of final voice over audio)
$150 and up for more than 1 page/2 minutes length
(most longer scripts lately are falling in the $225 - $500
range...send a script as close to final as possible to get a quote)
Local Cable TV spots: medium/large markets
$25 - $50 for :10 - :15 tags
$50 - $125 for :30
More for longer
Local Cable TV spots: small markets
$25 for :10 - :15 tags
$35 for :30
Broadcast TV: medium/large markets
$75 - $275 for :30
National TV (Cable & Broadcast):
$300 - $1,500 for :30
Radio: medium/large markets
$50 - $100 for :30
$125 - $200 for :60
Radio: smaller markets - depending on size/audience/specialized message
$15 - $35 for :30
$30 - $100 for :60
Internet Radio & Podcast:
Starting at $15 for short liners and messages...send the script
for quote...so far most jobs have been $50 - $200.
National Radio (Broadcast/Satellite):
$200 - $280 for :30
$275 - $375 for :60
Or simply just tell me what you have in your budget and I'll see if I can meet your voice over price. Questions? Special scripts? Call my voice mail at (248) 208-0327 or:
me, firstname.lastname@example.org If you are not using an e-mail client like Outlook, please be sure to include ***Voice Over Inquiry*** in the subject so I can spot your message in the sea of e-mail I receive each day.
Important Voice Over Rates Info
Rates above are for straight voice overs only. Due to time limitations in my schedule, it's hard to produce completed spots with music and sound effects. Plan on spending more for production work, lower pricing if you provide cleared production music that you have purchased (jingle, 'needle drop' music from a production library you are licensed to use).
Website distribution of your finished spot is available but most are now using YouSendIt. No Charge for YouSendIt usage. I will need all details before I can quote you a fee for website downloads. I recommend using YouSendIt instead.
Additional charges will be applied for work added to the project after the agreed to quote has been made.
At this time, normal turnaround for small voiceover projects is same day to one to two days, depending on the time I get the copy and workload. If you give me a heads up, I will be looking for it. Slower turnaround for larger projects and during busy times (up to a week or more). I can quote lower rates if you give me more time to get a large voice over project completed.
Large projects can also be done in sections to facilitate work on your end.
Due to my early work hours on Fox 2 News Morning, and afternoon hours at Total Traffic doing reports for WWJ Newsradio 950, I can not work into the evening Eastern time. My general production window is now between 9:30am - 2:00pm ET Monday - Friday, and work can be done on weekends if arranged in advance.
**No charges for single file web downloads of small files or for shipping a single CD for a job over $200 (except for International shipping).
My *solo* home studio time is also free! Clients arrange and pay for outside
studio time/equipment/ISDN service and long distance phone patch calls. My low rates exist because you aren't paying for this for others!
I will work to help you fit your budget and see that you get quality Voice Overs.
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my PayPal account!