January 3, 2016

Published by PB Talent

Spanish or bilingual voice artists are in high demand, and with Spanish language usage growing rapidly in the U.S., that demand is likely to trend upward for the foreseeable future. When searching for top Spanish voice talent, however, you need to know how to hire wisely.

Four tips to follow when looking for Spanish or bilingual voice artists are:

  1. Closely Define What You Are Looking For: Narrowing the search to a specific type of candidate is half the battle. Think out and write down exactly what you want. Do you need bilingual or just Spanish? Do you prefer a particular regional accent? Do you need someone with experience in commercials, movie dubbing, cartoons, or educational materials?
  2. Use a Top Spanish Voice Talent Agency: Working through an agency that provides a wide selection of experienced artists, that has a streamlined booking process in place, and that offers competitive rates will greatly improve your chances of success.
  3. Conduct Truly Probing Voice Overs: Create a casting call with very specific information and give detailed instructions on how to read the scripts. Let artists know what you want as far as tone, rhythm, word stress, and timing.
  4. Communicate Clearly About the Contract: You, the artist, or the agency may have a standard contract type, but there are often adjustments. Double and triple check that contract length, rate, form, and timing of payment, and the kind of work involved are all mutually understood and agreed upon.