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The Art of Voice Acting, 4th Edition by James Alburger

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4The Business of Voiceover: Getting Paid to Play

It’s Show-biz, Folks!

One thing many people seem to either not realize—or simply forget—is that voiceover is part of show business—and the larger part of show business is business! Before making the investment in time, energy, and money for workshops, training, and equipment to become a voice actor, it is important to have an understanding of what this business entails, how it works, and what is expected of you as an independent business owner.

This chapter will introduce you to the business of voiceover so you will be able to make an educated decision as to whether or not this type of work is right for you. Demos, marketing, auditions, and many other aspects of this business are discussed in ...

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