VOICES-VOICEBANK MERGER - PART 4
Voicebank CEO Responds To Concerns About
Voices Merger: 'Projects Remain Secure & Private'
August 18, 2017
See Part 1: Voices(dot)com Rocks Voice Over Industry With Voicebank Buyout
See Part 2: Integrating Voicebank and Voices: Speculation Abounds
See Part 3: Responding to Change: You Have Voice and Choice
See Part 5: Agents - Union - Voices' Letters
(VOXtra) - It's been a heady 10 days since voice over online casting giant Voices(dot)com announced its purchase of Voicebank(net).
FYI: Voices sends auditions online directly to voice actors, while Voicebank caters to agents who pass the online auditions to voice actors on their rosters.In recent days, in a three-part series, VoiceOverXtra reported on industry speculation about the future operations and practices of the two firms, including a possible blending of all operations and imposing Voices' transaction fees on future Voicebank transactions. Voice actors particularly object to those fees, as they cut into income earned on each job.
VoiceOverXtra invited Voices Founder/CEO David Ciccarelli and Voicebank Founder/CEO Jeff Hixon to amplify on their plans.
On Thursday, Hixon replied by email that the Voicebank team "is still in place" and that "Voicebank projects remain secure and private.
"These projects are not shared with the large Voices(dot)com marketplace," adds Hixon, who launched Voicebank in 1998.
Hixon did not address the issue of fees.
And he asks the voice over community to "allow us the time to show the positive effects of this acquisition as we strive towards the goals we all share; more work for talent agencies and actors."
Following are Jeff Hixon's full remarks:
"Thank you for inviting me to participate in the conversation regarding the Voices(dot)com acquisition of Voicebank(dot)net.SEE MORE HELPFUL VOICE OVER CAREER ARTICLES HERE
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