Not to sound negative…obviously plenty of us are finding work in all sorts of genres, but a case can be made for a diminished returns in traditional and legacy income/advertising streams.
Digital programming, synthetic voice technology, sites like FIVER and O-Desk, and cheaper methods of recording voice, are factors given for a marketplace struggling to find it’s rate center.
Balancing out the downside of voice acting in the 21st century is a vibrant niche-oriented content marketplace, the rise of animation/videogames, and the growing need for a human voice to accompany visual productions like YouTube, SlideShare, and Explainer Videos.
Need a good example? OK. I’ll wrap it inside a job lead.
Appington calls itself: “The Worlds First VoiceOver Management Platform for Mobile Apps”, and is launching a new Voice OveraAudio service for App and Game Developers.
Here’s a great article explaining the new service Appington is offering. Importantly, the article notes: “…As part of the beta launch, Appington will help developers with scripting, hiring talent for the voice-overs, and properly implementing audio into the app…”
I don’t see a link on the Appington site that allows VO’s to sign-up (yet), but obviously they must be looking for voice talent at some point. Let’s hope they agree we all deserve our due for contributing quality audio to the great digital future.