A new exciting chapter in the VoiceOver industry has just been opened with the inauguration of World-Voices. This newly formed member-driven and member-controlled organization will set standards of professional quality and skill to produce recorded audio in a home environment for the expanding commercial market.
As a voice artist, a producer, or a potential client this is great news!
Check out the Press Release below, and get involved in the conversations to enable World-Voices to become the torch bearer of industry standards, enabling all to work together confidently and effectively.
Press Release: Wednesday April 25, 2012
World-Voices Organization Is Founded
Freelance Voice Artists To Have Their Own Industry Association
Las Vegas, NV. World-Voices – a member-driven and member-controlled organization — will set standards of professional quality and skill to produce recorded audio in a home environment for the expanding commercial market. It will also serve as a guild to train voice artists on how to attain those standards.
Advancing technological changes in digital audio recording, and the ability to produce that audio in a home based setting, is prompting rapid growth to the voice-over business. With the growth of this new cottage industry, the Founders of a new VO association and guild representing freelance voice artists who work out of their homes announce the opening of World Voices Organization. (World-Voices.org)
Founding President, Dustin Ebaugh says “…It was time to create a certification organization for the members, run by the members and existing to serve only the members.”
Mr. Ebaugh and the other founders — five other respected members of the world -wide community of home based voice over artists — filed their not-for-profit incorporation documents today in Nevada. A website presence is imminent, and invitations will go out in public notices for people to join.
The newly established World-Voices Organization will also actively work to promote certified members to potential voice seekers through its website and in an aggressive marketing campaign. Materials explaining a proposed structure will be posted on the website.
Founding Executive Vice President, Dave Courvoisier says “All of us organizing members have well-worn experience in another group that failed to value the deep well of member resources. We plan to use that strength in collaboration, and we’re excited about helping others.”
“The home-based voice over industry has grown exponentially in the last 5 years.” says Founder Dan Lenard, VP of Technical Standards. “And its not just commercials on radio and TV. Businesses use of the Internet for advertising and promotion via their websites, a changing audiobook publishing industry, and the rapidly expanding use of computer E-Learning material via the Internet also has created a demand for talented voice artists. Voice artists who can cost effectively create the audio at home for this are in great demand.”
Dustin Ebaugh, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Courvoisier, Executive Vice President CourVO@CourVO.com
Dan Lenard, Vice President of Technical Standards email@example.com
Chris Mezzolesta, Vice President of Membership firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Keesling, Secretary/Treasurer email@example.com
Andy Bowyer, Founding Member firstname.lastname@example.org