Visionaries are hard to find in any industry. In the world of voiceover, they seem to be few and far between.
Case in point:
The first studios where I was hired to work had stacks of 5″ reel-to-reel tapes that served as voiceover demos. Those quickly gave way to cassettes, then CDs, and now online audio players. One thing that never changed in all that time was the perception that listening to voiceover demos had to be a linear experience. You know: start at the beginning, then listen till the end (or at least until you’d heard enough).
There had to be a better way, and it just makes sense that someone who spent far too many hours slogging through stacks of demos would be the one to create it.
For voiceover talent, some of the most valuable insights come not from fellow voice talent, but from the other side of the glass; from the people who cast us, hire us and direct us.
In his former life as an ad agency Creative Director, Bob Merkel grew frustrated with the time-consuming, tedious process of listening to voiceover demos on cassette. Bob’s first solution was a clumsy pen & paper database, which has since evolved into the highly sought-after VoiceZam demo player.
Chances are that you’ve heard about the amazing VoiceZam player, and honestly, chances are that you thought it was a bit expensive.
Well, no more. Because this week, Bob has some exciting news to share regarding a new pricing structure for VoiceZam:
100% of you loved VoiceZam.
75% of you said it cost too much.
Now it’s 50% less.
Every second a producer listens to your demo gets you one second closer to landing a gig. Your goal should be to make it easy for a producer to listen to as much of your demo as possible, as quickly as possible.
That’s why we created VoiceZam. Think of it as iTunes…for voiceover artists.
VoiceZam’s exclusive track-list provides instant access to every part of your demo. Sure there are plenty of free audio players out there. But you get what you pay for. In the case of those free players, that would be . . . ummm . . . nothing. They’re free of everything you need in a professional demo player.
There’s more to VoiceZam than just a more convenient, easier-to-use, better sounding, customizable audio player. There’s the reassurance to producers that only qualified, proven, professional talent are invited to use it. The VoiceZam player instantly enhances your credibility with agents and producers and gives you a far better chance of being heard by them.
Those free players may be costing you a lot more than you think. And now, VoiceZam will cost you a lot less.
Literally every voice talent who has seen VoiceZam, has wanted it. But we’ve also received feedback that it was too expensive. We think it’s priceless. But we heard you, loud and clear. So we dropped our rates. To put it in terms you can relate to, we plan to make it up . . . in volume.
Bob’s countless conversations with professional voice talent have led him to greatly reduce his prices. You can find all the details here.
Rest assured that Bob will be right there with you every step of the way, making sure that the VoiceZam player is beautifully integrated into your site. And consider yourself lucky to have such an honest, earnest, knowledgeable guy on your side.