Are children voice over rates different than recording with adults?
Yes they are. Mainly because there are many people involved. Not only the kids voicetalent but their parents or guardians as well as a soundstudio engineer and voice over director specialized in recording with children. Sometimes kids even have agents involved.
How are child voice over fees calculated?
Fees are calculated based on usage of the recording which varies per country as well as what kind of media will be used for broadcast.
There is always the basic session rate plus a buyout fee. A buyout voiceover usage fee is paid to voiceover artists to cover the ongoing use of their recording for a certain amount of time.
So when exactly do voiceover buyout usage fees apply?
A basic rule of thumb is that any material for use in the public domain will require a usage fee. It basically acts as a licensing contract between the client, VoiceOverKids.Agency and the voice artist.
Placement on the clients website only is calculated differently than national Tv and radio commercials, Youtube pre-rolls and usage on social media.
Do different languages have different kids voice over fees?
A commercial recording for the Dutch market which is relatively a small country is calculated differently than the same recording for national broadcast in the US for example. The buyout or usage fee makes the difference.
Let our account manager inform you about children's voice over rates based on the usage in your targeted country.