Suzanne Süßenbach Voice artist, Werbesprecherin
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- Englisch – USA: Muttersprache
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- 24 bis 59 Jahre
Voice artist Suzanne Süßenbach Pricesgültig ab 31.03.2022© 2022 Brilliant Voice® GmbH & Co. KGMindestpreis je Buchung
Voice artist fees:
The prices quoted do not include additional studio costs. Prices apply per film/version/motif, per end customer and per language.Mindestpreis
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 350 € (I)A minimum fee applies regardless of the price for exploitation per voice artist and for each recording date in an external studio. Minimum fee for recording in studios outside your own city by arrangement. See also →Travel and accommodation fees.PASSIVE NUTZUNG / UNPAID MEDIA / KOMMERZIELL
Image komplett | Intern + eLearning + Audioguide + Audiodeskription | Telefon
Commercial = to promote sales. Use: worldwide & in perpetuity.
Not for commercial use (paid media in TV, radio, cinema, stadium, POS etc. or as preroll/autoplay/push/upstream or embedded advertising on the Internet). 1 minute = 900 characters incl. spaces (equals approx. 120 - 140 words). Abbreviations to be pronounced in full (plus or e.g.) or numbers (1884) are to be replaced by written words before counting characters.Image komplett
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 450 € (C)
SMEs: Companies with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros per annum (according to the EU definition for small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs).
600 € (C) 150 € (C) 600 € (C)
Large Enterprises: Companies/groups with a turnover of up to 50 billion euros per year worldwide. Prices for larger companies (global players) on request. Cf, e.g. Haribo vs. Apple.
800 € (C) 200 € (C) 1,5x - 2x
Also known as audio-to-video synchronization - this refers to the precisely timed recording of the voice artist analogous to the lip movements of the person visible in the film and is associated with increased effort. The delivery of an appropriate script (dubbing book/dialogue book) is required.INTERN/E-Learning (WBT)/Audioguide/Audiodeskription
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 300 € (C)
Mindestbuchungssatz: 350 EUR
350 € (C) 75 € (C) 1,5x
Exactly timed recording on image content (e.g. with time codes) increases the recording effort. This may also apply to lip sync dubbing.
siehe Image komplett / see Image complete
e.g. as a purchase app or behind payment barrier (password-protected area)Telefon
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 300 € (I)
Mindestbuchungssatz: 350 EUR
All rates apply per end customer and per language. For continuous texts (complete sentences), no distinction is made between waiting loops, answering machine or voice dialog announcements or announcements for IVR systems (Interactive Voice Response).
450 € (I) 700 € (I) 400 € (I) 0,8x Companies with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros per annum (according to the EU definition for small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs).WEITERE PREISE & LEISTUNGEN
Layout | Session Fee | Übersetzung | Textbearbeitung | Änderung / Re-Take / Neuaufnahme | Korrekturschleife | Ausfallgage | Fahrt- und Übernachtungskosten | RechtlichesLayout je Motiv
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 350 € (I)
Booking a layout entitles the use of voice recordings for internal preliminary presentations such as pitches and market tests. Any publications or broadcasts, as well as other internal uses (such as on the intranet or at company presentations) are excluded. If another use is booked subsequently, the difference between the layout fee and the voice artist fee will be charged. If the fee is lower than the layout fee, no refund shall be issued. A layout fee can only be credited once. For mood films/tv animatic/tv narrative see —>Internal.
For the layout a script must be available in its final form. In the case of open text variations, an additional layout fee is due for each variant. The exception is when words are merely rearranged, a word is omitted for timing reasons, or a word is replaced without changing the meaning. Such variations are free of charge.
Examples of chargeable variants:
"Pineapple from Costa Rica - this is how exotic tastes."
"Pineapple from Costa Rica - exotic to enjoy."
"Pineapple from Costa Rica - a touch of the exotic."
Examples of free variants:
"Pineapple from Costa Rica - purely exotic."
"Pineapple from Costa Rica – exotic pure."
350 € (I) 75 € (C)Session Fee Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 800 € (I)
As an alternative to individual layouts, a flat-rate session fee can be booked in advance. In this case, the talent is made available to the studio, creatives and clients for a booked timeframe in order to resolve any creative issues in the script including wordings and formulations. During this time, copy adjustments and text variations of a campaign or product can be worked on. Related texts for internal use (e.g. case films, making ofs, board presentations, etc.) can also be recorded within this framework. After the first full hour of recording, we then bill on a half-hour basis. The price is independent of the number of spoken variations.
The exploitation of individual spots from a session fee is regulated as follows:
For the broadcast of the 1st spot, a classic layout is credited (i.e. deducted).
From the 2nd broadcasted spot on, the full exploitation/fee per spot and per medium applies.
400 € (I)Änderung / Re-Take / Neuaufnahme Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 50 % (C)
Changes are always subject to studio costs. The fees for changes are calculated based on the amount of text to be changed and are applicable up to a maximum of 30 days after the original recording date.
Please note the —>Minimum price per booking.
Example for flow texts: If a text length of 10 minutes was originally booked, but only 5 minutes were subsequently changed, half of the 5-minute price will be charged.
Example for adverts: A change exists if, for example, a (minor) error must be changed. The spot may not have run yet or only have run for a very short time (1-2 days).Korrekturschleife
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 +0,4x
Alternatively to —>Changes, a correction loop can be booked in advance. Instead of 50%, the surcharge is only 40% (= factor 1.4 times the booked voice artist fee). In addition, an extended deadline of 90 days instead of just 30 days from the original recording date applies.
So that the change can be implemented on time, the client must notify Brilliant Voice® no later than two weeks prior to the end of the 90-day period. During the recording session, either the whole text or parts thereof - including possible text changes - can be re-recorded. No reimbursement or refund shall be granted if the correction loop is not used. The studio fee will be charged separately. Only one of the two may be used; otherwise, an additional exploitation fee shall be charged. The text length of the correction loop may not exceed the length of the underlying tariff.Ausfallgage
Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 0 % A cancellation fee shall be due if a recording appointment has been firmly booked and is cancelled less than 48 hours (weekdays Monday to Friday) prior to the recording. The percentage amounts relate to the fee agreed for the recording session. If no concrete price has been agreed, a minimum of one layout will be charged. A cancellation fee will also be charged for the studio. 30 % (C) 100 % (C)Fahrt- und Übernachtungskosten Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 0,35 € / km
Applies to recordings outside the voice artist’s home city/immediate vicinity. Unless otherwise agreed, these conditions apply to distances of 100 km or greater from where the voice artist resides. Flights should be avoided if possible (for the sake of the environment).
Overnight accommodation is to be borne by the client if more than 8 hours are required per day for services rendered, that is, for work activities commencing before 10 a.m. or ending after 7 p.m. for which a departure from/arrival to the voice artist’s residence would have to take place before 7 a.m. or after 11 p.m. respectively.
1. Klasse / 1st class nach Vereinbarung / per agreement 4-Sterne-Hotel / four star hotelVertragsstrafe / Lizenzbruch / Unberechtigte Nutzung Price index Brilliant Voice® Preise 5.1 4x
Should a version be used beyond the original agreement, e.g.
- in an additional medium
- in an additional edited form
- beyond the usage period, outside the broadcast area
- or exceeding the agreed distribution and/or media budget,
without the client notifying Brilliant Voice® within twelve days of the additional use, this constitutes a contractual penalty, for which the client shall be held liable in the amount of four times the exploitation fee originally agreed upon in addition to the new exploitation fee for each case of infringement and without recourse to denial of continuation of offence. See also our General Terms and Conditions.Erläuterungen zu den Preisen….
Our price list reflects the current fees invoked by many of our voice artists and industry partners. It is the result of years of work and experience and is constantly being updated - so make sure you have the latest version. Basically, prices depend on a variety of factors and may vary in individual cases. So please feel free to have us prepare an individual offer just for you!
All prices are net and subject to the applicable value added tax.
What does the price index stand for?
The price index of our voice artists not only stands for their quality, but also reflects the market positioning and name recognition of the respective person. Each Brilliant Voice® determines their own index. You can see which prices our voice artists have chosen in their respective profiles on brilliantvoice.com. Some of our voice artists have individual prices or shall agree on prices upon request.
Layout and Exploitation
All fees for voice artists given are complete prices with the exception of layout and session fees, the exploitation for which being the decisive factor. The recording (but not studio fee) is included. As a rule, our list does not split according to layout and usage.
Resellers, End Customers and Handling Fees
The prices stated in this list apply to recording studios, advertising agencies and other resellers, insofar as the billing can be made directly to the client on behalf of the voice artists or other service providers. Brilliant Voice® appears purely as an intermediary in the invoicing. If billing is done directly to end customers or by Brilliant Voice® as a contractual partner, a 15% handling fee will be added to the price.
Minute as a Basis for Calculation
As a rule, the lengths decisive for establishing our offers and talent fees are calculated on the basis of the text. The following applies: 900 characters including spaces = 1 minute. The term, “minute“ is therefore a basis for calculation and, in this sense, an auxiliary parameter. It does not stand for the spoken minute or film minute in real time. Exceptions include, among others, audio books and TV reports.
Factors help avoid having to list an additional price table for each variable. There are two types of factors:
1.8x - here you get the exploitation fee for other media or regions by multiplying the applicable fee, e.g. TV national, by 1.8.
+1.5x - here you multiply the applicable fee (e.g. TV national) by 1.5. The "+" means that this fee must be added to another, e.g. adding the main spot to cut-downs.
Factor 1x = 100%.
Concrete key data - concrete prices
We would be happy to advise you personally and to provide you with an individual offer. This service is generally free of charge for you as a customer. We determine an exact price for the enquiry based on the text to be recorded, selection of the desired voice, naming of the advertising/end customer as well as the temporal, media and spatial utilization (or media budget and distribution).
Studio fees and services
Every good recording needs a good studio. Therefore, a studio fee is generally added to the talent fee, which covers equipment and labor for recording, editing and uploading. Whether an external recording studio or one's own professional home studio is used for this purpose is irrelevant. Exceptions are granted by some German voices with home studio for live transmission and recording (via IP or emulated ISDN) or recordings including uploading an unedited file for local commercials.
Get the best result with live briefing
We generally recommend tuning in live to each recording and briefing the talent on specific content, pronunciations or intonations during their work. This can be done over the phone, via Skype or various browser applications. When a recording session is ended, it is considered accepted. Notes on pronunciation and impression must be provided prior to the start of the recording; subsequent changes are subject to a charge.
Styles and Variations
In principle, the desired mood, attitude or speaking style should already be determined before recording. Often, however, working together on the recording with the voice actors is part of a creative process. Many voice actors are, therefore, happy to include this service and offer variations on their own. This is, however, not obligatory. Generally, the effort should always be in proportion to the payment and length of the text. So please always clarify this in advance, and remember that the studio fee is established on the basis of working hours, meaning the studio time booked includes not only the recording, but also editing and uploading. Are you looking to work actively with the talent on style, text, wordings, etc.? Then book a session fee!
Active vs. passive use
Or: paid, non-paid & earned media
In addition to the length of the text, the decisive factor for our prices is the use or exploitation.
Active use (paid media) stands for advertising and includes the fact that money (media budget) is usually used so that the spot, film, etc. reaches an unsolicited audience. This happens, for example, as placement, AutoPlay, PreRoll, Push, sponsored post, etc. Please note: Passive spots or films with promotional content, e.g. on campaign pages on the Internet that are referred to elsewhere, are also considered active use/advertising. In the case of passive use (non-paid media), the spot or film can be found online, but may not, for example, be started or switched on without the viewer’s permission. This includes, but is not limited to: usage on the customer's website, in the customer's own social media channels or video platforms such as YouTube or Facebook. Earned media is also considered passive use. This term suggests that followers or fans have already been attracted to the company's own brand, product, or campaign through social media, for example, and that the audience has thus been "earned" symbolically. If this group of followers shares the corresponding content (no advertising placement), this is also covered in the passive tariff. If, on the other hand, influencers or creators publish content on their channels, this distribution counts as paid media/active use, since this group of people generally earns money for this type of distribution.
Commercial vs. editorial use
We speak of commercial use when a voice recording and its use in films, commercials, etc. serves to promote sales or strengthen a brand.
Editorial use, on the other hand, means that the recording itself is the product (such as documentaries or audio books). Attention regarding branded entertainment: editorial content can still be considered commercial if the content puts the product or brand at the center (as is the case with many Galileo reports or podcasts by major brands) or if content is paid for. Since there is often no clear dividing line here, our team is always at your side and happy to support you in clearly defining the use.
One version - one price
All prices apply to one final version, i.e. one edited version. If further versions are edited and published, such as cut-downs, short versions, individual chapters or even just image changes, an additional fee for the corresponding exploitation is due. The same applies if a work is used by another (end) customer.
Price per motif
Each text or image variation of a spot or film is called a motif. Producing various motifs from a single recording is particularly common in advertising. If a finished spot is subsequently changed (e.g. with a new voiceover text, new music, images, fade-ins, modified editing, or cuts - see —>Cut-Downs – this always automatically constitutes another motif.
Generally, voice artists are remunerated at 100% of their fee for each motif or with a post-licensing fee for the respective exploitation. For campaigns or package orders of several motifs, cut-downs or image changes, we offer our attractive —>Multi-work prices.
Classic subtitles do not count as image changes.
Commencement of exploitation
In the case of a limited period of use (e.g. three months or one year), the right of exploitation shall commence on the day of the recording, unless the time of the first broadcast is defined in advance, or Brilliant Voice® is informed of the same no later than ten days after the first broadcast/use. The obligation to report any use beyond this shall remain unaffected.
Further exploitation (such as additional media or an extended time period) must be reported prior to exploitation, otherwise —>Contractual penalties may be incurred.SONSTIGES + ABKÜRZUNGEN + DAS KLEINGEDRUCKTE + IMPRESSUMMISCELLANEOUSBranded Entertainment
is "the further development of product placement and thus a means of marketing communication. We speak of branded entertainment when the action of a media product (film, TV series, video game, song lyrics, book) primarily serves to build awareness of certain products, which is usually the case when the content has been produced by the brand itself. Branded entertainment can be distinguished from product placement in terms of the goal of the production.
Whereas product placement merely looks to place products visually and verbally in the corresponding external media content, branded entertainment uses content produced by the company behind the product or brand. An example of this is the music video, Supergeil (feat. Friedrich Liechtenstein) by Edeka or the short Coca-Cola Polar Bears film from 2013 (produced by Ridley Scott)." Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branded_Entertainment (retrieved Jan. 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.).Broadcasting of versions in an editorial manner
If a version (e.g. a film billed in the tariff, IMAGE complete) is disseminated (TV, radio, cinema, online formats, etc.) in excerpts in an editorial (and non-commercial) manner (within the scope of the "right to quote"), this does not justify an additional fee. This is the case, for example, if excerpts of an image film are quoted as part of TV reporting.Definition of Editing Format
- Rough cut: Standard editing format. Mistakes, spoken slip-ups, and background noise are taken out. Additional post-processing may still be necessary. The spoken word is delivered in one piece as a voice track and generally without compression or mastering.
- One voice track: Our standard, unless otherwise agreed. The studio and voice artists record the text; there are no timing requirements that have to be observed. Alternatives are delivered in an extra file.
- Audio matches video: The delivered voice recording can be placed directly on the video track, as accounts for all spoken lengths and gaps. The prerequisite is the delivery of a reference video track in advance. Please ensure that there is sufficient lead time to create the track.
- Lip sync dubbing: The prerequisite for lip sync recordings is the delivery of a script written for lip sync (text synchronized with the lip movement; also: dialog book) and possibly exact time codes. Recordings of this type are associated with a higher workload, which is also reflected in the studio time.
- Individual files: The voice recording is delivered by our studios in several (smaller) individual files. In order to do so, a script must be available in tabular form with the following information: file name, time codes, speaker’s text and comments and/or pronunciation notes, where necessary.
- Fine cut: In addition to verbal slip-ups, audible (intermediate) breaths or natural background noises (crackling or clicking in the voice) can be edited from the recording. Details regarding the fine cut must be agreed in advance, as that which constitutes bothersome natural breathing or speaking noises is very much a thing of individual perception.
The respective sub-forms of single files, timing on picture and lip sync dubbing are also possible in the fine cut.Delivery Format in General
If recording sessions are not recorded live on the customer’s end (e.g. ISDN or IP transmission or recordings in their own facilities), our studios shall send the files generally as rough cuts in WAV format (wav, 48 kHz, 16 bit, mono). On request, different formats such as aiff, mp3 or others are, of course, also possible as well as further sound processing and post-production services. Our team will be happy to advise you!Option
An option is an agreement between various parties (usually the voice talent, the client and the recording studio) to keep a specific time slot open for a potential recording. If an option is not a fixed booking, it can be cancelled by any of the parties without further consequences. Unless otherwise agreed, an unconfirmed option will automatically be canceled 24 hours before commencement of the opted time slot, and the slot will be unblocked again (this excludes Saturday and Sunday, so for an opted time slot on Monday at 10:00 am, the option will expire on Friday at 10:00 am). If the voice artist or the recording studio receives another request for the same time slot (or if both dates overlap or are conditional, e.g. due to different locations), the client holding the first option is to be informed; as a rule, the first confirmed booking gets the appointment. There is no entitlement to options.Self-Promotion
Unless otherwise agreed, all works are authorized for unlimited temporal, passive (no advertising) use, in whole or in part, in all media for the self-promotion of the parties involved in the work (voice artists, recording studios, filmmakers, musicians, copywriters, agencies, etc.).Text Delivery
Texts should always be submitted as open Word files, so that the voice artist can add notes or make formatting adjustments if necessary.
The format should meet the following criteria:
- generally readable standard font, such as Arial or Helvetica
- font size 12 - 14
- line spacing 1.5 lines
- without images, mark-ups, comments, strikethroughs, etc. in the text flow!
An additional submission in PDF form, especially for (e.g. company-owned) special fonts, is generally recommended to avoid sources of error. Storyboards with images and notes about the film, page content, etc. can be additionally supplied for orientation purposes but should never be used as the reading script for the recording.
If the recording is to be made with timing, that is, to match the image, time codes must be included.
We generally recommend a tabular script with the following columns (if available):
- time code
- speaker text
- pronunciation notes (ideally phonetic)
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x times (Factor)The fine print
All prices are in Euro plus the applicable VAT of the respective service providers. Further services on request. Expenses, travel and accommodation costs are not part of the fees mentioned.
The exploitation rights to the underlying contractual products and services are only transferred to the client once payment has been made in full. A transfer of the products and services to third parties is only permitted after full payment.
Brilliant Voice® writes invoices - unless otherwise stated - in the name and on behalf of the service providers. The client is responsible for checking the obligation to pay contributions to the artists' social insurance fund (§24 KSVG), where necessary the payment of withholding tax (§50a EStG), wage tax, social security contributions and, in the case of children and adolescents, possibly the obligation to register/obtain permission from the relevant authorities. These obligations do not apply in the case of an overall invoice from Brilliant Voice®.
Clients are obligated to report any potential usage of the recording outside of the agreed upon medium, time period or other delimited criteria (e.g. media budget, distribution, broadcast area) as well as any other edited versions within twelve days. Failure to comply may result in legal consequences. Clients are also obligated to inform their own clients of the rights these are acquiring, that any further use can have legal and financial consequences, and what obligations (e.g. duties of disclosure and to provide evidence) are associated therewith.
Upon request, the commissioning client shall provide proof of the actual use in a suitable manner. At their own expense and upon prior notice voice artists and Brilliant Voice® reserve the right to have all documents relevant to the use of the transferred rights (bookings, placement strategy, etc.) inspected and checked once a year during normal business hours at the business premises of the commissioning client, the rights owners or rights distributors by an accountant or auditor bound to secrecy.
The place of jurisdiction is Berlin, Germany.Imprint
Translation: Enoch “Nick” Karry (Thanks for great work.)