It really doesn’t matter where you live anymore. You can be successful in voice-over anywhere. Once upon a time, if you wanted to make a decent living in voice-over, you had to live in Los Angeles, New York City or Chicago. But, not any more. While ISDN made some difference for people, it’s really the Internet that has broken the game wide open.
From the pages of the Salt Lake City Weekly, here’s proof: A wonderful article about several voice-over talents who all live in Utah. The key paragrah…
…the Internet and digital-media technology…as they have done with so many aspects of modern life…changed the voice industry completely. The introduction of ISDN lines in the early 1990s allowed for the high-quality long-distance transmission of recorded voices; MP3 allowed digital voice files to be transmitted instantaneously. Agents created studios in their offices so their talent wouldnâ€™t have to go to cattle calls, and some higher-level talent built their own home studios. It was only a short step to realizing that the â€œhomeâ€ didnâ€™t have to be in suburban Los Angeles. It could be literally anywhere in the world.
But, read the whole thing. It’s well worth it. And a big thank you to my friend Charlie Glaize for bringing this article to my attention.