Voiceovers And Rumors – The Not Silent Blog 10/22/19
Rumors are a problem in the voiceover industry, just like everywhere else. Case in point…
A couple of weeks ago, someone posted on a Facebook group that Edge Studio was bought by Voices Dot Com. As rumors are wont to do, some people ran with the ball and it got pretty negative pretty quickly. I reached out to Edge Studio owner and good egg David Goldberg who said that the rumor is, and I’m quoting here, “100% false”.
This isn’t the first time this particular rumor has made the rounds.
Full Disclosure: I’ve been a coach for Edge Studio since 2011.
Sure, it’s possible that there has been an acquisition of Edge Studio on the part of Voices Dot Com or some other company and they’re not allowed to talk about it until they’re allowed to talk about it. In this particular instance however, the rumor started because someone made an innocent joke and it got real weird real quick.
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This isn’t about defending or disparaging Edge Studio, Voices Cot Com, or any other institution. It’s about rumors and how easily we as humans love to hear & disseminate them. As voice talents, we should be in the business of collecting and processing facts. Facebook groups, tweets, posts, ads, and other communiques are rife with false or misleading information.
The next time you hear or read something on a Facebook group like an acquisition, excessive praise of a coach/school, or a particularly vitriolic criticism of anyone or anything in the voiceover, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Google is your friend! If you do your due diligence, you can pretty easily determine if something is a fact or a rumor. Don’t let rumors color your opinions or decision-making process.
Also, these places all have email addresses and phone numbers. Contact them!
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Thursday, October 24th @8:oo PM EST: The Edge Studio “Business and Money 201” Webinar, ‘Time Management’. In this one-hour webinar, I’ll talk about how to set your priorities and focus day-to-day on moving your voiceover business forward. Click here to sign up!
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Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a voiceover business & marketing consultant known as the VOStrategist and produces the comic book “Agent 1.22”.