Send me the script and I'll say it like I mean it.
When setting up as a Voice Artist I found the options for selling my voice online not to be to my liking: the platforms I'd seen wanted me to "pay to play", or take a 20% slice of revenue, sometimes both. I looked for a better way to sell my voice, there wasn't one so I used my development skills to build a platform that helps voice artists sell their voice direct to clients, without losing any cash in commission.
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I authored the Voice Over Startup Guide. It's essential reading for all new voice overs.
I also founded an online community for Voice Artists called the Voice Over Group to discuss the guide, and bring their own opinions to the table.
Then 'The Frog' happened and the public's trust in our primary billing means came crashing to an end, as did our business.
Radio is a love that goes as far back as my earliest memories!
I moved to Palma de Mallorca for a short time to be part of the pre-launch management team at this luxury niche, internet only radio station.
Pre-launch techie, helped them get on-air and online: they initially used my servers to power their stream, and that fed Arqiva's network of four DAB transmitters across the county.
I also presented the mid-morning show, live from my birth town, broadcasting back to my home town.
Two-thousand feet above your street, broadcasting live from "Thunderbird One".
A great job if you're a fan of turbulence, near misses and electrical failures in a beaten up tin can that somehow manages to get off the ground.
Despite being paid danger money, the balance of danger to dough wasn't right for me.
Part of the pre-launch team, worked my way to hosting primetime and managing other presenters.
Monitoring two different match commentaries, editing the action for broadcast 'as-live' which required stereo thinking and high-octane doing, it taught me how to edit audio under pressure.
I also covered some technical operation shifts: driving the desk and making sure recorded output went to air okay.
Migrated traffic systems from CBSI to Broadnet. Scheduled local, regional, and national ad campaigns for a group of radio stations.
Balanced logs for networked output. Was awarded for my socio-economic demographic targeting and post campaign analysis skills by Katz International Radio Sales, the group's Sales House.
Scheduled and invoiced over a million pounds of airtime and sponsorship for the group.
I also presented a couple of Late Night Love / Quiet Storm / Wind-down Zone style shows as cover.
I got my first presenter job there, and looked after the ad scheduling, ad copy and invoicing as Traffic Manager.
I was part of the pre-launch team and the first voice to broadcast live on the station.
Collating and presenting Traffic and Travel bulletins for several radio stations:
I also acted as weekend editor, making check calls to the authorities, then feeding the information through to the team of broadcasters.
The pay was terrible but this the most fun ever: I was 18, playing great songs and making amazing sounding, market leading radio!
I joined a week after launch, and was part of a Sony Radio Award winning team which had spectacular RAJAR results
We made some of the best, most listened to radio in the country at YCR. Rest in peace, mi amigo.
If you think my skillset can help bring value to your project use the form below to get in touch.