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What Does The Acquisition of Voicebank Mean for Talent Agents?

Voices.com is the largest voice over marketplace in the world, completing hundreds of thousands of jobs for clients in 160 countries. 

In the spirit of our mission, we want to ensure that all talent have opportunities. If a voice actor would like to have access to union opportunities, we want to be able to help them through their talent agent. That’s you!


Key Features Important to Talent Agents:

Maintain Your Relationship With Your Actors

You know their voices and how to promote them best. Our platform supports you to do so. Union voice actors are not able to join Voices.com, other than through a talent agency.


Exclusive Access to Union Work

Companies looking to hire union talent will be directed to talent agencies only. Professional freelance actors will not have access to these opportunities.


Insights and Information

You’ll know which of your actors you auditioned for which jobs, and how many times you put them forward in a given period.


Safe and Secure Auditions and File Delivery

Know that all your files are housed on secure and fast servers to enable speedy delivery.


Global Visibility For Your Agency

Voices.com offers your agency and your actors professional online profiles, ensuring your brand is well represented.

 

As a Talent Agent, Partnering with Voices.com Means:

 
More Jobs

With over 200,000 buyers using Voices.com, the opportunities are great.


International Opportunities

We have buyers in over 160 countries meaning your agency and your voice actors have a global presence.


Superb Search Results

Ensure you and your voice actors appear in buyer search with your branding.


Modern Online Presence

Feature your talent agency (and the actors you represent) with profiles designed for the contemporary producer.

 



Talent Agent FAQ 

What happened to my files if I didn't move them over from Voicebank?

How do I pay you?

Our agency has multiple offices. Do we have to pay for each office to use Voices.com?

What happens to my account on Voices.com if I don’t renew?

Who at Voices.com can help me when I need assistance?

How do I add an agent to my Voices.com account?

Do actors ever login or submit auditions directly via my account?

One of my talent is represented by multiple agents. How do you handle this?

Will my actors be contacted directly by producers?

What if my actors create their own profiles at Voices.com separate from their listing on my agency account?

Why do I have to create a profile for my actors?

What are the benefits of having more than one demo per talent?

Should I upload their headshots?

How much information do I need to include on my profile?

Are there audition limits or restrictions for how many talent I can submit for a job on Voices.com?

How are you educating producers on the union rates?

How does your search engine work? Can agencies pay to be listed higher?

How do we get invited to jobs?

How are the auditions ordered? Is it better to respond faster than not?

 

What happened to my files if I didn't move them over from Voicebank?

Files that weren't moved from Voicebank before June 22nd 2018 are no longer accessible.


Billing

What’s the price?

If you are a talent agency interested in joining Voices.com, please contact us and we will follow up with you.
 

How do I pay you?

If you have already updated your credit card billing information with Voices.com (most likely to have happened in August 2017), there is nothing further you need to do.

New talent agencies will be requested to provide credit card information for monthly billing or can pay annually by credit card or check.
 

Our agency has multiple offices. Do we have to pay for each office to use Voices.com?

As each office will have different opportunities, rosters, and agents managing the account, each office will have a separate subscription, and separate cost for their own Voices.com subscription.
 

What happens to my account on Voices.com if I don’t renew?

If you choose not to renew your Voices.com subscription, or if we don’t receive payment for your account, your agency profile and all talent profiles will be suspended and won’t be accessible to producers. Talent will no longer appear in search and your agency will not receive any new casting calls.

 
 

Voices.com Account

Who at Voices.com can help me when I need assistance?

If you have questions specific to your account, Erica Kelly will be your key point of contact (erica.kelly@voices.com).

If you are experiencing a technical issue or have a billing or general question, the support team at Voices.com is always available to help you as well (support@voices.com).
 

How do I add an agent to my Voices.com account?

If you are logged in as an Agency Owner you can add users by clicking on your profile thumbnail at the top-right and then selecting Manage Agents.

Once on the Users page you can review any previously added agents or add a new one by clicking Add Agent.

To add a new agent, you'll be required to assign them a username, and fill in their first name, last name, title, email, and password. Once that is complete, hit Create Agent and an email will be deployed to the agent to confirm their Voices.com Agent Account.
 

Do actors ever login or submit auditions directly via my account?

No. Only the talent agents who are given access by the account owner can login to respond to jobs and edit talent profiles.
 

One of my talent is represented by multiple agents. How do you handle this?

Each agency can create a unique profile for that talent within their talent agency profile.

 
 

Agency and Talent Profiles

Will my actors be contacted directly by producers?

Producers can choose to invite an individual actor to a job posting, but all communication and negotiation goes through the agency. Talent agents will be notified of which actors producers are interested in and can submit demos or custom auditions on their behalf. Your actors will not see when producers are interested in them, nor can they edit their own profiles.
 

What if my actors create their own profiles at Voices.com separate from their listing on my agency account?

As each talent agency has different contracts and obligations with their talent, we do not prevent an actor from also having a personal profile if they would like. Should your agreement with that actor suggest it isn’t appropriate for them to do so, we encourage you to have that conversation with that actor.
 

Why do I have to create a profile for my actors?

In order for auditions to be submitted and actors to appear in the Voices.com’s actor search engine, each talent needs a unique profile. The benefit is that when these profiles are complete, talent are much more visible to interested producers through this search function. This results in more opportunities to be hired, as well as having an increased ability to showcase their full skill set with a modern online presence. Each talent profile is branded with your agency’s banner in order to immediately communicate to interested producers by whom this talent is represented.
 

What are the benefits of having more than one demo per talent?

Having multiple demos means increased opportunity for visibility on the Voices.com search engine. If a producer is looking for a specific sound, the demo matching those criteria appears in their search results. They are then able to listen to that demo directly from those results.

Not only does this mean you can truly showcase the versatility of the voice actor, but when responding to jobs on their behalf, you can also quickly choose the most appropriate demo which you previously uploaded to their profile to forward to the interested buyer.
 

Should I upload their headshots?

This is up to you. However, we have found that talent with a headshot on Voices.com get hired more often than those without.
 

How much information do I need to include on my profile?

Profiles are flexible and can be as robust or minimal as you wish. Any sections left empty do not appear. In order to maximize the ability to appear in search, we encourage you to fill out as much as you can both at an agency and talent level.

 
 

Jobs and Auditions

Are there audition limits or restrictions for how many talent I can submit for a job on Voices.com?

Currently, agencies are able to submit up to 99 talent per job.
 

How are you educating producers on the union rates?

All negotiations of fees for union work are handled directly between the talent agency and the producers themselves. Voices.com currently doesn’t provide resources for setting expectations around those prices - we want to give you, the talent agent, the opportunity to negotiate appropriate rates for your actor in consideration of the project and scope.
 

How does your search engine work? Can agencies pay to be listed higher?

When a client enters particular characteristics that they are looking for, the search engine considers the tags you have specified for your talents’ demos, as well as some of the information that appears on their profile. The more rich and accurate this information, the better chance that a producer will hear what they are looking for and the better chance that talent is invited for work through their agent.

Paying for preferred placement in search results is not available.
 

How do we get invited to jobs?

There are two ways to be invited to a job.

First the producer can invite you when they create a job (either alone or along with other agencies). Typically the producer knows which agencies they are looking to work with, they are looking for agencies in a particular city, or they are open to all agencies available.

Otherwise, the buyer can invite either an entire agency (which is to say, they can invite just your agency and leave which talent are most appropriate to their project to your discretion) or only selected talent. In these situation, you will see the project noted as a “private job”, which are marked with a padlock symbol in your “Hiring” folder. We advise you to respond particularly promptly to these opportunities, as they are often exclusively yours.
 

How are the auditions ordered? Is it better to respond faster than not?

The auditions are presented to the producer in the order they are submitted.

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