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We’re pleased you’ve found our treasure trove of personally approved British voice artists. As voice artists ourselves we’ve been involved in the world of voice overs since 1998… and we love it. Here’s some answers to questions we’re frequently asked.
What is VoicesUK?
VoicesUK is a British voiceover platform providing fully searchable professional showcase services for talent to use as their online home to attract potential clients.
Established in 2013 as VOICESUK Ltd by professional voiceover artists, we have over 230 voice talent across our worldwide network with a wide variety of British & international accents for use on TV, radio, commercial and online projects for some of the largest (and smallest!) companies in the world. All talent have home studios and their availability & turnaround time is shown on their showcase page.
Who is behind VoicesUK?
We are a Guildford-based startup founded by our Managing Director, TV commercial voice artist and music producer Joe Wakeford. Actress and voice artist Rebecca Bentham joined shortly after the company was setup as community admin and assistant to Joe. Growing up in the same village the pair have always had a real passion for audio production and performance, it was a natural progression to form a British-centric voice platform and team up with the country’s best talent offering more options to a wider commercial base. We have a friendly ethos and have a one-to-one relationship with all talent, we are active on social media and have an industry advice blog. We have since expanded our team to offer dedicated artist relation services, client services and community management.
Minimum rates ensure our talent are properly rewarded for their work and all members are given access to a range of over £300 of industry discounts to improve their skills & services providing additional benefits in joining us. These services include offers on audio showreel production, online file backup, audio equipment and voiceover training. We are partnered with British microphone manufacturer Sontronics, online file backup provider Carbonite and throat pastille supplier VocalZone among other industry players.
What is a voice artist showcase?
Showcases form the central core of our platform – they serve as fully searchable pages for talent to show off their audio showreels, experience, skills, vocal credentials and headshot. Showcases are user-editable and micro-managed by talent themselves. Agent website links as well as social media links can be displayed for additional ways for talent to be contacted by potential clients. In addition to these methods each showcase features a contact form for private audition requests to be submitted to us for specific talent. All credentials are searchable for visitors to find the right voice fast. VoicesUK has a separate project submission form for clients to involve our team in finding the perfect voice for their project.
What are your sources of revenue?
– showcase membership attracts a one-off non-recurring lifetime admin fee of £99.99, or £49.99 for a 6 month trial. All talent must be of a professional standard with a high quality showreel. The admin fee will be refunded if VoicesUK do not approve the registration application.
– a project administration fee is taken for working closely with clients on finding the right voice, negotiating fees & managing their project (typically 10-20% depending on the scope of the project and work involved). There are no fees for direct contact by clients to talent where we have no involvement in the project process.
What’s in store for the future?
In January 2015 we launched VoicesUS, dipping into the pool of 250,000 American voice artists. We plan to continue to accept new voice talent across our British network while nurturing current members, building a welcoming & productive environment and becoming the world’s go-to platform for voice artists wishing to be part of a growing family of curated talent… and for production companies & small businesses to find the perfect voice for their projects.