When a voice artist features on a radio commercial they are due a fee for the use of their voice.
This is called Radio Usage. Fees are per artist, per script, per radio station, per three months on air.
This guide lets performers, their representatives and employers quickly calculate the appropriate use fee for voiceover artists in radio commercials. These rates are the minimum rates recommended by Equity, they are widely accepted within the industry. Performers and employers are free to agree their own rates.
With Tags (the same script with regional changes) the first script is calculated at full fee, then extra tags are calculated at 50% of that fee. Please contact your voice agent to discuss further as the content of a script change will determine whether it should be charged at 100% or 50%.
While we have endeavoured to provide accurate and up to date information, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or any loss incurred through the calculators use.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to report name changes or other updates.Download Guidelines for Radio Commercials