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Marketing: How NOT To Get An
Agent Ö Actual Email Transcript
 
By Roger King
Voice-Over Agent
Performance Network Agency

The following is the actual transcript of a recent exchange between me and an aspiring voice talent.
 
See if you can spot the point at which I decide not to represent him ...
 
To: PN Agency
Received: 12:18 PM
 
Hi, Iím looking for an agent/manager. Iíve hosted/produced a radio show for a year, and currently help in the production of a daytime show, and am contracted as a promotional model.
 
Iím looking for more work, and a manager and/or agent. I can do voice, commercial, modeling, extra, etc.
 
I am also a music maker, dj, and certified hypnotist.
 
From: Roger King
Sent: 3:08 PM

I would need to hear a voice demo. Thank you. Roger King
 
To: PN Agency
Sent: 6:23 PM
 
I do some singing etc Ö I can try for my voice for whatever youíd like. Iím a voice artist in that way. Eg. I can do a bad british accent, bad foreign accent, anything really I have a huge voice range.
 
Iíll send you some link to some of my song drafts ... skim through them for the vocal parts. This isnít all my vocal materials BUT I
can do an accent regardless my tone can range I can deep voice high voice etc ... all I need is some voice samples and chances are I can mimic it. (9 file links attached)
 
From: Roger King
Sent:  6:32 PM

Thanks for the links but I donít really have the time to go through all that, plus we donít really get calls for vocalists. You would need to have an actual voice demo, about 1:00-1:30 in length.

You can visit our web site - www.pnagency.com - to hear samples of voice demos. Roger King
 
To: Roger King
Sent: 7:55 PM
 
here is voice only - if youíd like others let me know this is very adlib. Link attached (File is 8 minutes long)
 
From: Roger King
Sent: 10:29 PM
 
Iíve told you twice now that you need to make a proper voice demo and you donít appear to pay any attention to what I say and keep sending stuff that has NOTHING to do with the voice-over industry and is not anything approaching a demo. Roger King
 
To: Roger King
Sent: 11:08 PM
 
Hey Roger, perhaps you can be a little more specific in what you are looking for. If you have a specific request in what you are looking for in the demo let me know but otherwise go to hell because you arenít being very cooperative.


Roger King is the president of Peformance Network (PN) Agency, which provides voice-over talent to the radio, television, film, multi-media and animation industries. In 2004, he launched a sister agency, Ethnic Voice Talent (EVT), and now represents over 100 voice over talents and translators in more than 15 different languages.

PN Agency: www.pnagency.com 
Ethnic Voice Talent: www.ethnicvoicetalent.com 
Email: pnagency@pnagency.com 
Blog: www.voiceovercanada.ca
 
 
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Comments (3)
JG Collins
1/21/2016 at 8:42 PM
"Certified hypnotist" was enough for me. "Certified," for sure.
Tim Paige
1/18/2016 at 9:09 PM
Roger, I'd really appreciate it if next time you didn't post my emails to you on your site.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go hypnotize my client during my dj set.
Phoebe Lou Roome
8/18/2010 at 9:42 AM
That exhange between that Voice Talent?? and you was wild....your reply did not put him in his place...Of course, you were the one who was wrong..and he was RIGHT.....he wasted your time...what a fool.....Phoebe
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