How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Voice (Or Lose Your Tonsils Trying)

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9780071424103: How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Voice (Or Lose Your Tonsils Trying)

World-renowned vocal personality Gary Owens, who gained national fame on TV's "Laugh-In," shares the inside scoop on how to break into the voice business and, once there, how to succeed. Peppered with entertaining anecdotes from well-known actors, producers, and agents, How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Voice offers an irreverent entrée into this often overlooked but lucrative entertainment career. In this step-by-step workshop, voice-over hopefuls will learn about everything from developing a demo to finding an agent to improving their pipes.

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Parlay one of your most basic natural assets--your voice--into an exciting career in the entertainment industry

In How to Make a Million Dollars with Your Voice, legendary voice artist Gary Owens draws upon his four decades in radio, TV, film, and animation to show you how to break into the voice business and carve out a million-dollar niche for yourself once you get there.

With the help of priceless anecdotes and insider tips from well-known actors, producers, and agents, he gives you the inside track on becoming a successful DJ, newscaster, announcer, sportscaster, commercial or cartoon voice, or other type of voice artist.

Here's everything you need to know about how to:

  • Zero in on and promote your vocal talents
  • Develop realistic career goals and an action plan
  • Produce a demo CD that sells
  • Find and land an agent
  • Write winning cover letters and resumes
  • Ace interviews and auditions

About the Author:

Gary Owens skyrocketed to national fame as the announcer on NBC's classic "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In." Since then, he has appeared on-camera on more than 1,000 network TV shows, has voiced more than 3,000 cartoons (including "Space Ghost and Dino Boy" and "The Ren and Stimpy Show"), and has emceed Emmy and Grammy telecasts. He currently hosts two national radio shows, and he routinely voices more than 1,000 commercial a year. Gary has been inducted into The National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (for both radio and television) and the Radio Hall of Fame, and he has a star next to Walt Disney's on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jeff Lenburg is an award-winning author and celebrity biographer. He has written 30 books, including biographies of Larry Gatlin, Dustin Hoffman, Veronica Lake, Steve Martin, Dudley Moore, the Three Stooges, and others.

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