FAQ's

Overview

Why should I join Voice Over Market (VOM)?

VOM is an easy to use platform which allows open and transparent negotiations between the voice over artist and the client. If you want fairer fees for both parties and a simple user interface, Voice Over Market provides all those benefits and much more.

What are the benefits of joining VOM?

This is a new platform which can benefit everyone. There is no middle man. Only open transparent communication and direct negotiations between artist and client. The overall cost of the project is reduced for clients and the hourly rate raised for the voice over artist. Why wouldn’t you join?

Client Questions

What is the VOM selection process?

1- Sign up to VOM
2- Filter through our voices
3- Select, contact and negotiate the fee with your chosen VOM artist
4- Create and upload your project

What happens if I need to change details of the posted project?

You can change the details on your posted project at anytime. For example: if you add more words to the script, this will be updated and sent to the voice over artist. You may need to renegotiate with your selected voice over artist depending on the word count and studio time required.

What happens if we record in a third party studio?

It’s absolutely fine to record in a third party studio that is not part of the VOM studio collective. A 20% fee will be added to the final fee agreed with the voice over talent.

Can we book a voice over artist that has its own studio?

Yeah sure. It’s absolutely fine to record the voice over artist in its own studio. A 10% fee will be added to the final fee agreed with the voice over talent.

Why is VOM studio rate cheaper than any other standard studio?

Competitiveness is very important to us and one of the things we wanted to do when we started VOM was to offer some of the most affordable studio recording rates in the industry. So we created VOM and designed it to save us a lot of admin time. Now we have the space to concentrate on the things we love like the recordings and keeping our vocal booths as busy as possible with your projects.

What does include the VOM hourly studio rate?

One hour of studio time includes a professional sound engineer and studio time to record scripts up to 1000 words with your chosen voice over artist. If we are recording to picture, we can record videos of up to eight minutes long. The final audio recorded will be delivered in the required audio file format.

Does the studio fee include any postproduction?

No it doesn’t but we can add editing, mixing and mastering of your audio for another £75 per hour for scripts up to 1000 words of wild recording or up to eight minutes of video length. The final audio will be delivered in the required audio file format.

How do I hire a specific talent I have worked with before?

You can contact the specific voice over artist directly via VOM and create a new project.

Can I contact a voice over artist outside of VOM if we have worked with them before?

We believe VOM benefits every partner in our voice over community. Not only does it provide open transparent communication it also safeguards payment to artists which we know has been a common complaint in the past. We are unable to offer this security and protection if bookings take place out with VOM.

We also trust our clients and voice over artists. We imagine you’ve been attracted to partnering with us because you hold yourselves to the same values on which VOM was built – trust, partnership and integrity. We’ve built the platform based on honesty and openness and are confident our members will respect the framework we’ve created and continue to use VOM even after a first booking.

Do clients have to pay talents directly on VOM?

VOM will pay to voice over artist directly. Client will send VOM a PO once they created a project with the chosen voice over artist. Client will approved and finalise the project once they get the audio only

Voice Over Artist Questions

ARTIST SIGN-UP PROCESS

The sign-up process works only on a desktop computer as the mobile version is still under development:

  • All you need to do is click “I am a voice over artist looking for work” on the home page.
  • Fill in your sign-up details, your first and last name with spaces, can be used as your username. 
  • You can then complete all your profile details, make sure to have a profile picture and a voicereel ready to upload.
  • Once you've completed your profile, you will be asked to read the terms and conditions and then click the PayPal link to pay the one-off joining fee of £50.
  • Once the payment is complete your account should be active.

How will I know when I’m selected for a project?

You will get an email notification from the client detailing their interest in your voice for their project. Then you will further discuss project details such as: project brief, location, time and fee in the VOM platform.

What if I have my own studio?

If you meet the quality control studio standards of VOM you can use your own studio to record. You can negotiate the fee with the client as normal and VOM will charge the client 10% on top of your fee so you don’t loose any money.

How do I contact VOM for support?

Any member can contact VOM on the contact us section on the home page, where we can answer any of your queries.

How will I be paid for my projects?

After the project is complete you can send an invoice with a click of a button. VOM will pay you within four weeks from invoice delivery date.

How does my experience determine my hourly rate?

Different clients will have different budgets and we will profile a range of experienced artists to meet their requirements. We will continue to work hard to make it as fair as possible for all voice talents regardless of experience, however like any job out there, the more experience you have the higher the hourly rate you can secure. We break all of our artists down into 3 categories: beginner, intermediate and professional. This is only for organising the site internally but clients won't have access to this information so everyone has the same chances. We will encourage cliets to adopt Equity rates but at the end of the day it will be you and the client agreeing the fee for the project. 

What happens if I don’t have a voice demo?

A voice reel is a short demo showcasing your voice in different styles such as: Adverts, Corporate and Narration. If you’re in need of a voice reel contact us to arrange one recorded for you. You will need one to join VOM so clients can find you.

What are vocal styles?

Styles are a variation of vocal genres which you have performed in the past or that you’re most comfortable with. We will then take your style and tag them with keywords for the clients to filter when they search through our pool of voice over artists to find the suitable voice for their project.

How do I upload a voice over demo to my profile?

Go to your profile, click on “upload mp3 demo” and select the chosen file from your computer. Remember to keep the size under 7 Mbs.

How do I contact a client?

In the first instance clients can only approach you directly for a project. We do not share client information with anyone, and it’s up to the client to decide if they start a conversation with any of the voice over artists showcased on VOM.

Should I have my own recording studio?

You don’t need to own a recording studio to be a voice over artist. We have over 25 studios which you can access as part of your membership to VOM. The current locations are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmigham, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Cardiff and Swansea.
If you do have your own studio just make sure to contact VOM for a studio quality check and list your studio equipment if you have one.

How do I invoice?

You can invoice by one click on the project page when the project is completed. VOM will pay you within four weeks from invoice delivery date.

How do I get paid for a project?

When you complete a project and it’s approved by the client you can send an invoice directly to the client from your project page. You will be sent payment within four weeks from invoice delivery date.

What happens if a client contacts me outside VOM platform?

We believe VOM benefits every partner in our voice over community. Not only does it provide open transparent communication it also safe guards payment to artists which we know has been a common complaint in the past. We are unable to offer this security and protection if bookings take place out with VOM.

We also trust our clients and voice over artists. We imagine you’ve been attracted to partnering with us because you hold yourselves to the same values on which VOM was built – trust, partnership and integrity. We’ve built the platform based on honesty and openness and are confident our members will respect the framework we’ve created and continue to use VOM even after a first booking.

However if you decide to do any work outside VOM with a client you met through us we will remove you from our pool so you can get your own work without our help.

Who is the forum for?

The forum will be a safe space for voice artists only where you can share past experiences and get advise from other more experience talent in the voice over industry. As we said we are trying to create a fairer, easier more sustainable platform where we can all grow.