Voice Guild Malaysia

Rate Card

Commercial / Broadcast Marketing Material
(Television, Radio, Cinema, Social Media Platform, Online Radio, Podcast Platform)

0 – 15 seconds

RM300

Subsequent
16 – 60 seconds

RM20
per second

Subsequent
61 – 90 seconds

RM10
per second

Subsequent
91 seconds & above

RM5
per second

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Additional Charges

  • Characters
    RM100 for third character, including announcer
  • Re-record
    RM300 or 50% of original fee (whichever is higher) for commercials not yet broadcasted.*
  • Rejection
    RM300 or 50% of original fee (whichever is higher)
  • Cut-down
    Full payment based on duration of cut-down version
  • Format conversion
    Full payment based on duration of format-converted material

Buyout Rates

  • For single country
    Original fee of longest duration x6
  • For 20 countries & below
    Original fee of longest duration x10
  • Worldwide
    Original fee of longest duration x25

Notes

  • *Amendments to broadcasted/published materials are considered as new recordings
  • Fees are calculated based on full duration of output material, NOT duration of VO
  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single version, single format (visual material and audio material are considered two different formats) on multiple platforms (television, cinema, social media etc), single territory/country
  • Any subsequent form of editing from the final original material is regarded as a new version and shall be charged accordingly (i.e.: 30 sec visual material being edited into a 30 sec audio material)
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Corporate Video / Non-broadcast Material
(Internal Usage, User's Manual)

5 minutes & below

RM700

Above 5 minutes

RM100
per minute

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Additional Charges

  • Re-record
    RM350 or 50% of original fee (whichever is higher) for up to 7 lines of an unused/uncirculated video.*
  • Cut-down
    Full payment based on duration of cut-down version
  • Format conversion
    Full payment based on duration of format-converted material

Notes

  • *Amendments above 7 lines for the same video are charged as a new recording
  • Fees are calculated based on full duration of output material, NOT duration of VO
  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single version, single format (visual material and audio material are considered two different formats), internal usage (i.e. company lobby, company domain website as company profile video etc, and shall not be used on any platform that possesses the coverage of audience for viral/broadcast capacity)
  • Any subsequent form of editing from the final original material is regarded as a new version and shall be charged accordingly (i.e.: 3 min visual material being edited into a 3 min audio material)
  • Once the recorded material (or part of the recorded material) is broadcasted/published, the rate calculation on this category is no longer applicable, please refer to Commercial/Broadcast Marketing Material
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Demo, Guide VO,
Research, Stealomatic

60 seconds & below

RM300

61 - 180 seconds

RM500

181 seconds & above

To be negotiated

NOTES

Notes

  • Fees are calculated based on full duration of output material, NOT duration of VO
  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single version, single format (visual material and audio material are considered two different formats), internal usage (i.e. in meeting as presentation, on video’s rough-cut as duration marker etc, and shall not be used on any platform that possesses the coverage of audience for viral/broadcast capacity)
  • Once the recorded material (or part of the recorded material) is broadcasted/published, the rate calculation on this category is no longer applicable, please refer to Commercial/Broadcast Marketing Material
  • Payment is due before the recording session

I.V.R. / Voice Prompt, Training Module

1st Page

RM400

Subsequent page

RM150

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Buyout Rates

  • For 20 countries & below
    Original fee x10
  • Worldwide
    Original fee x25

Notes

  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single territory/country
  • Rate calculation is based on A4-size sheet, double spacing, one-inch margin, Times New Roman 12pt font (English/Malay), Kai Ti or Fang Song Ti 14pt font (Chinese)
  • I.V.R. = Interactive Voice Response
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Announcement
(In-store, Themepark, Museum, Event, Gallery, Award & Nomination)

30 seconds & below

RM300 flat rate
per announcement

31 - 90 seconds

RM500 flat rate
per announcement

91 seconds & above

RM700 flat rate
per announcement

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Buyout Rates

  • For 20 countries & below
    Original fee x10
  • Worldwide
    Original fee x25

Notes

  • Fees are calculated based on duration of VO, of a single announcement
  • Rates are based on usage of a single announcement, in physical store, on-ground event, one-off virtual event and gallery/themepark/museum, that does not possess the coverage of audience for viral/broadcast capacity, single territory/country
  • Once the recorded material (or part of the recorded material) is broadcasted/published, the rate calculation on this category is no longer applicable, please refer to Commercial/Broadcast Marketing Material or Audiobook, depending on the nature of final output material
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Program Narration
(Television Program, Documentary, Online Program / Content Production)

30-Minute Show
(24 - 26 min content)

RM1000
per show / episode

60-Minute Show
(48 - 52 min content)

RM1600
per show / episode

90-Minute Show
(72 - 78 min content)

RM2100
per show / episode

120-Minute Show
(96 - 104 min content)

RM2500
per show / episode

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Buyout Rates

  • For single country
    Original fee of longest duration x6
  • For 20 countries & below
    Original fee of longest duration x10
  • Worldwide
    Original fee of longest duration x25

Notes

  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single version, single format (visual material and audio material are considered two different formats) on multiple platforms (television, cinema, social media etc), single territory/country
  • Payment is due before the recording session

A.D.R. / Dubbing, Animation, Video Game
(Film, Series, Shorts, Animated Film / Series / Shorts, Video Game)

1st working-hour

RM500

Every subsequent
HALF working-hour

RM250

NOTES

Notes

  • Working-hour = time spent in recording booth and on discussion/meeting/briefing regarding character/direction/performance
  • Minimum 1 hour, maximum 4 hours, per session, per project
  • Total working-hour is rounded to the closest higher half-hour or hour
  • Vocally stressful sessions should be limited to 2-hour sessions
  • Rates are based on lifetime usage of a single version, single format (visual material and audio material are considered two different formats) on multiple platforms (TVC, cinema, social media), single territory/country
  • Once the recorded material (or part of the recorded material) is broadcasted/published as marketing material, an additional fee for the marketing material may be applicable. For the rate of broadcast marketing material, please refer to Commercial/Broadcast Marketing Material
  • A.D.R. = Automated Dialogue Replacement
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Audiobook

1 - By Latin Letter Wordcount
(Fees EXCLUDE Recording & Editing Services)

10,300 words & below

RM1000 flat rate

Every subsequent word

RM0.065

2 - By Chinese Character Wordcount
(Fees EXCLUDE Recording & Editing Services)

18,000 words & below

RM1000 flat rate

Every subsequent word

RM0.037

3 - By Finished Hour
(Fees INCLUDE Recording & Editing Services)

1 finished hour & below

RM1000 flat rate

Every subsequent finished hour

RM700

ADDITIONAL CHARGES & NOTES

Additional Charges (For All Sub-Categories)

  • Re-record
    Hourly rate applies (refer A.D.R. / Dubbing, Animation, Video Game)

Notes

  • For 1 - Fees are calculated based on wordcount, of Latin letter words.
  • For 2 - Fees are calculated based on wordcount, of Chinese-character words.
  • For 3 - Fees are calculated based on finished-hour, which is the full duration of VO, AFTER all the mistakes being edited out.
    The duration of edited VO which isn’t a complete hour, is rounded to the closest higher finished-hour (i.e. 76 minutes of VO is considered 2 finished-hours).
    Typically, at normal reading speed, one finished minute is around 155 words (Latin-letter words) or 270 words (Chinese-character words).
  • Rates are based on lifetime usage
  • Once the recorded material (or part of the recorded material) is broadcasted/published as marketing material, an additional fee for the marketing material may be applicable. For the rate of broadcast marketing material, please refer to Commercial/Broadcast Marketing Material
  • Rates are not inclusive of mixing, music and/or sound effects
  • Payment is due before the recording session

Studio Work
(Basic VO Recording & Editing)

1 recording session,1 language, 1 version

RM150-RM350

Editing of recorded VO

Free of charge

Audio file of edited VO

Free of charge

NOTES

Notes

  • A recording session shall not last longer than 2 hours, for one version and one language of job
  • Additional time for editing would be needed after the recording session ended
  • The editing work is only free of charge when the editing is meant for the VO recorded by the respective voice over artist/voice actor, and is immediate after the VO is recorded. Editing work for anything other than that is chargeable. Please discuss for rate.
  • Rates are not inclusive of mixing, music and/or sound effects
  • Payment is due before the recording session