Historical Rates

Historical Rates

Below is a list of historical Terms & Conditions, Practices, and Pricing Structure for VoiceOver Services as of 2009.

Commercials (RM15-RM30 per second)
**BASED ON DURATION OF ENTIRE COMMERCIAL**

(Applies to all relevant mediums including, but not limited to:Radio/TV/Web/Viral/Cinema…etc.)

  1. Any commercial which duration is less than 20 seconds, can be charged based on a 20 second minimum.
  2. Any commercial which duration is more than 20 seconds, can be charged based on a per second basis.
  3. Additional Roles – additional 50% charged based on original duration cost for each additional role.
  4. Recycled Commercials (Ads re-used without changes after 12months from recording date) – 100% surcharge for additional 12 months.
  5. Buy Out (ads with unlimited lifetime usage license) – up to 10 times of duration costs.
  6. Commercial produced for domestic use as well as to be aired in foreign countries – Full payment per version per country.
  7. Commercial produced for use on multiple mediums (Radio/TV/Web…etc) – 100% surcharge per medium.
  8. Generic commercial duplicated on different versions for same product – Full payment on generic version, and full payment for every subsequent version based on specified duration of the commercial.
  9. Cut-downs – Full payment according to specified duration of “cut-down” commercial.
  10. Options & Variations – No charge for first option, thereafter RM100 per subsequent option or variation.

**Voiceover usage license is valid for up to 1 year from the date which the recording was completed, and is only valid for one country/territory unless stated otherwise. **

Web/Digital Commercials

INTERNET COMMERCIALS ON SITES OTHER THAN CLIENTS (SPOTIFY, YOUTUBE PRE-ROLLS ETC)

Digital Commercials are defined as spots that are used to advertise a product or service that are run on websites or platforms other than the client’s own. For example, a 15 second recording that plays on YouTube, Spotify, Dailymotion …etc. before the requested content begins.

Such commercials typically follow Commercial Rates and share the same Terms & Conditions.

Web Videos

INTERNET USE / EXPLAINER & WHITEBOARD VIDEOS / CLIENT PUBLIC WEB USE

This category is for videos that will only reside on a maximum of 3 sites and will NOT be run as ‘commercials’ or ‘pre-rolls’ prior to other content running such as commercials that play on YouTube, Spotify, Dailymotion …etc. before requested content begins.

Such videos/content typically follows Corporate Videos/ Launches/Marketing Videos/Documentaries rates and share the same Terms & Conditions.

Corporate Videos/ Launches/Marketing Videos/Documentaries

i. 1st – 5th minute RM500-RM1,000
ii. 6th-30th minute RM50-RM100 per subsequent minute
iii. 31st – 60th minute RM30-RM60 per subsequent minute
iv. 60th minute and Above RM20-40 per subsequent minute

Infomercials

i. 1st to 3rd minute RM500-RM1,000 (Flat Rate)
ii. More than 3minutes RM50-RM100 per additional minute

Voice Prompts/ Messages On Hold/ Voice On Hold

  1. RM300-500 for 1st page, RM150-300 for subsequent pages. Page formats based on criterias below.
    a. For ENG/BM/Others – Font: Times New Roman, Size: 12. (Max 40 lines per page)
    b. For Mandarin/Cantonese – Font: 楷体/仿宋体, Size: 13

Research/Demos/Stealomatics

  1. RM300-500 (flat rate) regardless of duration
  2. Re-recordings charged at RM300 or 50% of original cost.

Animation/Dubbing

  1. RM300-RM2,000 per episode – subject to increase depending on numbers of characters played and frequency of occurrence

Others

Lipsyncs

  1. RM100-RM200 flat fee for commercials
  2. Documentaries, Infomercials, Corporate Videos: Extra 25% surcharge based on cost of original recording.

Re-recordings

  1. 50% of the payment according to specified cost of the original commercial
  2. For long-format (documentaries/infomercials/corporate videos/animations)
    a. Less than 7 lines – RM150-RM300 (Flat rate)
    b. 7 lines or more – Charges as shown in (i)

Rejections

  1. 50% of the payment according to the specified cost of the original commercial

Discounts & Package Buys

  1. Should assignments cover a large number of recordings or run into a long term basis then a special package fee can be considered.