Voice Over Rates 2015/16

TELEVISION / CINEMA
Per Product / Per Hour ONE STATE NATIONAL
Usage 3 months 1 year 3 months 1 year
Up to 10 seconds 350 495 460 765
Up to 30 seconds 400 575 530 880
Up to 60 seconds 420 635 550 940
Up to 90 seconds 445 685 590 1,000
Up to 120 seconds 470 725 625 1,055
Submission / Correction 190  

 

RADIO
Per product
Per hour
Up to 5 tracks
ONE STATE NATIONAL
3 months 1 year 3 months 1 year
330 400 365 470
Submission / Correction 190  

 

TV BILLBOARDS –12 months National
Sydney/Brisbane Rates
Up to 10 seconds 375 Up to 20 seconds 440 Up to 30 seconds 675
Submission/ Correction 190  
Melbourne rates are as per above 30 second TVC rates
Submission / Correction 190  

 

INTERNET / MOBILE PHONE
Using existing Radio, TV or Cinema tracks 50% loading using the National TVC rates above
Produced exclusively for Internet / Mobile Phone usage National TVC rates if audio is syncronised with images.
National Radio rates if audio only.
NARRATION
Corporate Content – Internal. For limited internal use only: DVD Intranet etc.
Per Script / Per Hour 480
Correction Per Script / Per Hour 280
Corporate Content – External. For limited external use: events, trade shows, internet etc.
Per Script / Per Hour 540
Correction Per Script / Per Hour 280
INTERNET PRESENTATION
Per Script / Per Hour (Minimum) 620
BROADCAST – For Public use: Free to air TV, cable, internet, for sale or commercial distribution.
Per Script / Per Hour (Minimum) 850
Correction Per Script / Per Hour 280
RESEARCH – synopses, narrative descriptions –For as agency market research /new business pitches.
Per Script / Per Hour (Minimum) 190
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Voice Mail, On Hold Messages – Per Script / Per ½ Hour 190
Interactive Voice Response Per Script / Per Hour 470

 

LOADINGS

CHARACTER VOICE / ACCENTS / SINGING
Per Character / Per Medium 190
LIP-SYNC Per Track
Up to 60 seconds 215
Over 60 seconds 275

 

DEFINITIONS
CANCELLATION FEE If less than 24 hours notice is given prior to time of the booking full fee is payable.
POSTPONEMENT A call may be postponed without penalty provided that a further booking is made within 7 days of the original call.  In all other cases a full fee is payable.  Only one postponement is allowed.  If an altered call is cancelled within the postponement period the full fee is payable.
ROLLOVER Where use exceeds the initial contracted period a rollover fee will apply.
SUBMISSION ‘Submission’ is defined as a recording where a performer is asked to voice a proposed script for a commercial for demonstration purposes only. A submission track may be broadcast provided a final broadcast fee is paid. If a track is a submission this must be notified to the artist/ agent at the time of booking otherwise the full fee is payable. It will be assumed, unless otherwise notified, that all submissions (not including research only) are going to air. The balance of the fee will be invoiced 30 days following the date of the job.
CORRECTION Prior to a track being played or broadcast for the first time, a booking other than the initial submission booking may be made to change the track.  This booking will be paid for at the same rate as the submission booking.
CHARACTER VOICE Means any voice or sound that is not within the range of a Voice-over Artist’s normal reading voice, including singing or any accent or voice for animated character.
ANIMATION For animation voiceovers additional minimum usage fees and contracts will apply as per MEAA guidelines and awards.
TRACKS BOOKED The producer to pay the artist for the number of tracks for which the artist is booked as a minimum payment, even if the number of tracks recorded is less than the number for which the artist has been booked.
TRAVEL A travel allowance is payable where travel to the recording location is more than 50 kilometres.
POLITICAL or RELIGIOUS Double total fee.
NAME ASSOCIATION Double the fee where the performer’s name (either visually or audibly) is used in conjunction with any campaign.
OVERSEAS Double total fee except for UK and USA which are by negotiation.
SUPERANNUATION These rates are NOT inclusive of Super as payable by the employer under the terms of the Superannuation Guarantee.

MEAA INTERNET AND MOBILE PHONE PROTOCOLS

Where a voiceover for a television commercial has been produced for commercial voiceovers and the client wishes to communicate the commercial to the public by means of the internet or Australian mobile devices, the following provisions shall apply:

(a) Where the commercial was produced as a radio commercial and it is communicated to the public as audio only rather than audio synchronised with images, the performer will be paid an additional 50% of the national radio rate for the relevant period (either 3 months or 12 months).

(b) Where the commercial was produced as a television or cinema commercial or where the commercial is to be synchronised with images, the performer will be paid an additional 50% of the national television rate for the relevant period (either 3 months or 12 months)Where a commercial is produced specifically for communication to the public by the internet and/or Australian mobile devices and the commercial is not intended for broadcast on television or use in cinemas then the following provisions will apply:

(a) Where the commercial is communicated to the public as audio only rather than audio synchronised with images, the performer will be paid 100% of the national radio rate for the relevant period (either 3 months or 12 months).

(b) Where the commercial is communicated to the public synchronised with images, the performer will be paid 100% of the national television rate for the relevant period (either 3 months or 12 months)