Rates

If you wish to hire a voice over, please note that Simon’s rates are those determined by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and are the current standard rates charged by professional voice artists in Australia.

TELEVISION / CINEMA COMMERCIALS

Per product, per hour, per medium, per track.TV fees include use for PayTV as well as Free-to-Air

Submission /Demo / Revision tracks: $175.00
Final Tracks: More than 1 state / ‘National’:

Length of Commercial Usage 12 Months Usage 3 Months
1 x 15 or 1 x 30
1 x 45 or 1 x 60
1 x 90
1 x 120
$825.00
$880.00
$935.00
$990.00
$495.00
$515.00
$550.00
$585.00
Final Tracks: 1 state only:
Length of Commercial Usage 12 Months Usage 3 Months
1 x 15 or 1 x 30
1 x 45 or 1 x 60
1 x 90
1 x 120
$540.00
$595.00
$640.00
$680.00
$375.00
$395.00
$415.00
$440.00
TV Billboards: Rights for 12 months
Up to 10 seconds – Single
Up to 10 seconds – Double (open & closer)
$385.00
$440.00
 
   

 

RADIO COMMERCIALS

Per product, per hour (up to five tracks)
Submission tracks: $175.00
Final Tracks: More than 1 state / ‘National’:
12 Months $440.00
3 Months $340.00

1 state only:
12 Months $375.00
3 Months $310.00

RADIO TAGS

Use above scale, all tags regarded as individual tracks.

RADIO STATION PROMOS

Fees by negotiation

TV / RADIO RESEARCH: $175.00

Per product, per hour, per medium, per track
TV /Radio script – research only, not for broadcast

CHARACTER: $175.00

Per character, per track/script
This applies to ALL media. Note that the character fee is added to the base fee for all tracks, including: cut-downs, tags, billboards, rollovers etc. (Please refer to “Definitions” for details of character voices; if in doubt please discuss with agent when booking.)

POST SYNCHRONISATION

Up to 60 seconds add $200.00 per track/script
Over 60 seconds add $255.00 per track/script

INTERNET

Use of Radio or TV tracks: Where an existing Radio or Television commercial track is used on the Internet, a fee of 50% of the applicable fee for the Radio or Television commercial applies. As with the original commercial, usage is for either a 3 or 12 month period.

INTERNET PRESENTATION

Per script, per hour $605.00

CORPORATE NARRATION

Per client / product, per hour. Internal Corporate Usage only: $440.00
Pick-up Fee $275.00
*Pick up is a revision to an existing

TELEPHONE I.V.R. (Interactive Voice Recording)

Per business / product, per hour, per country $440.00

TELEPHONE MESSAGES (ON HOLD)

Per half-hour for small business.$175.00
Per hour for medium-to-large business (Includes multi-nationals, banks, utilities, etc.) $440.00

FOREIGN NARRATION

Not for broadcast, sale, or commercial distribution Per script, per hour 400.00 Pick-up Fee (Up to 1/2 Hour Booking) $250.00

FOREIGN TRANSLATION

Per 100 words of English script or part thereof $55.00

ANIMATION PROJECTS

Quotes and demos available on request

DOCUMENTARIES

Fee by negotiation depending on length, countries and medium used

OTHER MEDIA

Mobile Phones. Stadium, Street Vision, Shopping Centres, Airlines/Inflight, Kiosks, Talking Products, In Store, etc. Fees by negotiation

SINGING

Add character loading to applicable base fee.

RMKids

In most cases 24 hours notice is required. Please note that children cannot be booked during school hours

Glossary of Terms

CANCELLATION FEE:

If less than 24 hours notice is given prior to time of the booking, a base rate of $175 is payable.

CHARACTER VOICE:

Any voice or sound that is outside the range of an artist’s normal voice, including any accent or voice for an animated character. If in doubt, please check with agent at time of booking. Broadcast clearance of any character voice or impersonation is the responsibility of the client.

EXCLUSIVITY:

Exclusivity should not be presumed for any voice artist or any product. Exclusivity is by negotiation only.

NAME ASSOCIATION:

Double fee where the performer’s name (either visually or audibly) is to be used in conjunction with any campaign.

POSTPONEMENT:

A booking may be postponed up to 8 hours before a session without penalty provided that the job is re-booked within 7 days. If not re-booked, a base fee of $160.00 is payable. Only one postponement is allowed. If a postponed booking is cancelled within the postponement period, the base fee of $160.00 is payable.

QUOTES:

Written quotes will be given upon request. All details pertaining to the recording must be given to the agent for accuracy in quoting.

ROLLOVERS:

Where the original period of usage has been exceeded, a rollover fee is due. RMK must be advised before this occurs, and unless otherwise agreed, the invoice will be issued to the initial client.

SUBMISSIONS:

If a track is a submission, this must be notified to the agent at the time of booking. If this is not done the full fee is payable. Unless otherwise notified, it will be assumed that all submissions (excluding those for research only) are going to air. The balance of the fee will be invoiced within 30 days.

USAGE:

Usage considered to commence from date of recording unless otherwise notified.