voice-over & narration rate guide 2019

 
 

Rates are determined by script duration, where it is to be used and for how long.


Please ask for a quote, or offer a deal if you have a large or multiple project(s).


BSF (Basic Studio Fee): 250 - 400 Euros negotiable.


Price includes the cost of recording in my studio for a session not exceeding one hour - editing and post-recording time for larger projects such as museum audio and media guides, for example, are agreed separately, in addition to Usage payments which themselves are based on BSF, see below. 


NON-BROADCAST:

(In-House Corporate/Industrial film, Image film, art video, trade-fair film, e-Learning)


Non-broadcast rates include:

  • All rights for In-House Usage in perpetuity                    
  • Fast delivery of audio files 24 hrs or less                 
  • Recording and studio facilities and time                                                             
  • Editing of mistakes and major breaths                                                                
  • Audio level and sibilants optimisation
  • Upload to a fast, secure server for your download                 
  • A session for corrections* (pronunciation, speed and style)   

       *Any changes of script post-recording may incur a charge


BROADCAST:

(TV / Radio / Cinema /Internet)


Please contact me at vo@andrewgolder.com for the Buyout terms appropriate for your project.  The tariffs to be discussed normally refer, when transferring usage rights concerning artistic speech design, to a usage period of one year after the date of recording, unless explicitly stated otherwise. 


The Basic Studio Fee forms the structural basis for Royalty and Usage calculation. 


As a guide and depending on the duration and area(s) covered by broadcast, the Usage Buyout is an additional negotiable payment of between 100%-500% of the BSF.


Useful Links for TV and Internet Broadcast Usage calculation:


UK & INTERNATIONAL:

https://www.gravyforthebrain.com/voiceover-rate-guide/

http://www.usefee.tv/index.php


AUSTRIA: 

https://www.sprecherverband.at/sprecherhonorarsaetze-agb.html (in German)

https://www.sprecherverband.at/tl_files/voice/pdf/voice_2014_minimumfeesforannouncersinaustriaandgtc.pdf (English)

The tariffs of VOICE - the Guild of Announcers and Voice Artists - refer, when transferring usage rights concerning artistic speech design, to a usage period of one year after the date of recording, unless explicitly stated otherwise. The tariffs stated here are non-binding recommendations.

Internet: For the online usage of commercials as active advertising (e.g. pre-rolls, insertion of a spot that cannot be skipped) the relevant follow-up spot fee applies for one year of Internet usage. 

Online usage of commercials as banners, mouse-overs etc.: 50% surcharge on the relevant spot fee for one year of Internet usage. Online usage without active insertion (company’s own website): by agreement. Online usage exclusively for reference purposes, e.g. of the agency or production by agreement


GERMANY:

https://www.sprecherverband.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/VDS-Gagenliste_01-2019.pdf