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FAQ

Welcome! Determining a fee for services should never feel like a showdown.

AVSVoice strives for cooperation and collaboration --not a contest.

The old adage, "good fences make good neighbors" makes sense when you're already juggling dozens of shifting variables with your project.

You need a voice talent you can count on.

So with that in-mind, here are...

13 Most Frequently Asked Questions and one thrown in as lagniappe.

We hope the answers are useful to you and your team as we aim for your target.

 

I'M INTERESTED IN BRAD'S VOICE FOR MY PROJECT. ~PRICE ?


Brad Avenyou knows projects come in all sizes and flavors and so do project budgets. Prices from BSF ($265.50 USD basic session fee) + USAGE FEE (if applicable) + any applicable taxes. Here's a quick, interactive way to calculate the fee Brad will charge you for your project. His BSF is included in the fees listed here for your project, here => RATE CALCULATOR . For a more-detailed answer, please read FAQ "What Factors Determine How Much I'll Pay". Ready for a quote and a free, voiced sample of your scipt, or need more information? Click CONTACT here.




WILL I BE ASKED FOR A DEPOSIT ?


New clients may be required to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE upfront deposit of $265.50 USD (Basic Session Fee) before work begins. AVS will make it quick and easy by issuing a PayPal invoice. Once paid, Brad will get rolling on your project. Need more information about how Brad can help you complete your project, click CONTACT.




HOW QUICKLY CAN BRAD DELIVER MY PROJECT'S VOICE ?


Real Quick! Client reviews often praise Brad's delivery speed. Same-Day Delivery for edited, lightly compressed, 'drop-in-ready' voice files for scripts of 1-1000 words. Within a couple of hours for shorter scripts. For projects longer than 1000-words, add 24-hours to the delivery time. Ready to get started or get more information? Click CONTACT.




HOW MANY REVISIONS AM I ALLOWED ?


Easy and speedy re-voicing to correct inflection or any mispronounced words. Mistakes on Brad's end are covered by Brad. No additional charge (of course) to you. Script Revisions: Once your final approved script has been voiced, the basic session fee includes one (minor) script revision One free round of same-day (minor) pickups (less than 10% of the final script) for no additional charge. Subsequent script changes will incur an additional $50 USD fee. Script changes that require a complete re-voicing of the entire script will be subject to an additional BSF fee ($265USD).




CAN I PAY FOR VOICE USING PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD ?


Yes, each PayPal invoice has an option to pay by major credit card. Avenyou Voice Services also accepts bank money e-transfers, checks, and wire transfers (additional bank fees will apply). Please remit payment to Avenyou Voice Services within 10-days of the finished WAV file's delivery. Outstanding balances owing for more than 30-days will be subject to a 10% per month late fee. More information? Click HERE.




HOW WILL MY VOICE FILE(S) BE DELIVERED TO ME ?


MP3 files are delivered to your email. Larger WAV files are delivered to you via WeTransfer. Notification of their arrival will appear in your email. More information? Click here, CONTACT.




CAN I BOOK A SESSION TO DIRECT BRAD ?


Yes! A directed session is a great way to quickly know Brad's hitting the target your project's message is aiming-for. Directed Sessions also save you time. You're right there! (Zoom, Phone, or studio-to-studio Source Connect (Standard) for the recording. Once you're signed-up and onboard, Directed Sessions are fun, welcome and free. Many voice talent charge extra for them, but they're a complimentary part of the package when you choose Brad to voice your project. Brad offers half-hour Directed Sessions to you for no additional charge. Just click CONTACT and we'll set one up with you and your team.




WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE HOW MUCH I'LL PAY ?


Avenyou Voice Services typically* begins with a BSF --a basic session fee ($265.50 USD) for all genres of scripts of 1-250-words. 'Usage Fees' are typically* added to the BSF. What are usage fees? Usage fees are licensing fees associated with the media platform(s) on which the project will 'air', for a defined period of time. The basic rule of thumb for usage fees is: The number of people who will hear the voice-over or see the video determines the usage fees. Larger audience = larger usage fee. Usage fees are also determined by a number of variables that include where (what medium or platform) it will 'air', where geographically it will air, and for how many weeks, months, years it will 'air'. Will the voice be for a 60-sec TV commercial ? A 15-second radio spot? National? Regional? Local? Streaming video? If it's headed to the web, will it live there capturing eyeballs 'organically' (non-paid placement)? Or will the voice be part of a purchased, targeted 'paid placement' campaign on the web or social media in the form of an advertisement? (ie. Google Ads, or LinkedIn Ads). With the ever-growing commercial popularity of the web, such ads are now often termed, 'Digital Broadcast' ads, alongside TV Broadcast and Radio Broadcast. For a smaller, limited number of ears and eyeballs, for instance, will the voice be used for simply a company's website or the company's YouTube channel, or as an engaging training video, explainer video, or 'whiteboard' for its employees, or it will be the voice that answers your company's phone IVR system? In those instances, only the BSF (in 'blocks' of 400-words) is charged, and no 'usage rates' apply. These are the only instances in which AVSVoice offers a limited 'buy-out' rate. Organic web usage (non-paid, non 'digital broadcast placement') buyout for two years is 2xBSF. AVSVoice does not offer "Buy-Out" or "In-Perpetuity" for commercial projects. Instead, we negotiate a usage fee based on the project's actual intended usage: size of intended audience and defined period of time. It prevents you from over-paying for 'airtime' and geographic coverage you may not need or use. You'll save money by defining and stating your intended usage. Plus, you can always seamlessly upgrade or renew your usage fee license betore its term expires. Just let us know. Worry not! We'll make it all quick and easy for you. For clients' larger projects requiring more complex calculations of usage fees, Brad will invite his agents to negotiate with you ( at no additional expense to you ) to determine a price for your project's voice that ensures you receive the fairest and most market-competitive rate available for your project. The Global Voice Acting Academy (GVAA) and Gravy For The Brain Rate (GFTB) Guides comprehensively detail how voice and project usage fees correspond to various media projects and platforms in multiple countries. They contain recommended ranges of fees followed by most of the world's reputable voice industry professionals and their clients. GVAA Rate Guide <-- click here to see it. Gravy For The Brain Rate Guide <-- click here to see it. ***Ask about Evolving Project Special Rates. These are special rates for projects such as festival artist lineups, conference and tradeshow sponsors, etc. Ask about EPSR discount pricing.




WHAT YOU GET : 8-THINGS  WHEN YOU CHOOSE BRAD AVENYOU


  1. Fast, friendly, professional, no-hassle service
  2. One 'sample take' (easy to share MP3) emailed to you before actual recording begins for Brad to test the voice's tone and pace with you and your team before actual recording begins. Time for you to review and comment.
  3. Just give the 'green light' and recording begins.
  4. One complimentary 1/2-hour Directed Session.
  5. One complimentary minor script revision ( less than 10% of the script) is included in basic studio fee.
  6. One WAV File containing minimum 2-takes, 'drop-in ready' into your project, delivered via WeTransfer.
  7. Easy payment options (PayPal, WISE, Check or any major Credit Card)
  8. Prompt, friendly communication with Brad Avenyou. Click HERE.




I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS


Brad and Avenyou Voice Services have answers! Just click CONTACT.




HOW MUCH COLLABORATION ?


A little or a lot. It's your choice. Provide Brad with your notes about tone and pace, pronunciations, links to a reference video or music bed track if you have one in-mind, and leave the voicing to Brad. But if you're more hands-on, Brad will make sure your input and suggestions, by phone or by email, are always welcome. It is, after all, your project. You're the boss and Brad's here to help you. Reach out directly to Brad by clicking here CONTACT.




WHAT GENRES OF VOICE DOES BRAD PERFORM ?


Brad Avenyou is a storyteller at heart. Great stories make people feel. People remember things that make them 'feel'. That 'feeling' is essential in order to stand out above the noise. Whether your message is selling a product, promoting a service, or offering engaging training to employees. Brad performs them all with feeling, heart and engagement. If you haven't already visited his video demos page, check it out for an array of Brad's project tones and styles. At least one of them is likely right on-target for you and your team. And if you're ready now to pull the trigger, let's begin HERE.




ARE THERE PROJECTS BRAD WON'T VOICE ?


Yes, nothing "adult". Brad's a storyteller, just not *that* kind of storyteller. Brad also declines most audiobook and medical & phamaceutical projects.




DOES BRAD OFFER SCRIPT EDITING?


Yes, if requested, Brad (a former TV news journalist) will proofread your script and suggest alternate words or phrases. It's an additional paid service ($25 USD per 500-words) that's perfect for non-native speaking clients who are using language apps to translate their scripts into English.