The subscription-based online voice-casting service in London, Ontario, Canada is no longer its own boss.  Now it has 19-million reasons to show Morgan Stanley that it will meet the promises it (likely) made to show a good return on its investment.

As they rushed out to spend their venture capital, VDC acquired VoiceBank.  Despite their assurances to the contrary, they immediately began tinkering with their new toy.  Ostensibly, they would capitalize on that resource as a façade to capture what has traditionally been lucrative voice work in the domain of unions and talent agencies. (they’ve all but admitted that)

Any challenge to that grand plan would be an affront to those 19-million reasons.

Meet Reason #1.

VoiceCastingBank.

Principal developer Stephanie Crammond (along with her husband – talent agent James Crammond) are today launching their Toronto-based alternative to VoiceBank.

...there may be a lawsuit filed TODAY to counteract this launch... Click To Tweet

It would be hard not to see VoiceCastingBank as a challenge to the leveraged and compromised VDC property (VoiceBank).  Crammond has previously stated:  “…We are not talent agents or producers. We do not compete with you (voice talent), nor would we want to. We are a data management company. Our job is to provide the ability for you to do your job…”

I can’t imagine this move being looked upon favorably by VDC.  I would go so far as to say there may be a lawsuit filed TODAY to counteract this launch, but it may actually take a week to 10 days.

CourVO

Wanna know more about this start-up?  Here’s the email that came out Tuesday: 

We launch tomorrow. There will be bugs but we’ll be upgrading the site daily to make it as user friendly as we can. I’ll be running a webinar at 10AM EDT to show you how to join and again at 1PM EDT for those on the west coast. I look forward to working with all of you.

After 10AM EDT, click the following link to sign up.  https://vcb.io

For people joining the webinar in the morning: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/985967653 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9376 
Access Code: 985-967-653

 For people joining the webinar in the afternoon

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/883756349 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9353 
Access Code: 883-756-349

 

 

Stephanie Crammond  |  Principal

 

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