New to Voiceover? What the Pros Want You to Know

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Welcome to the first episode of the VO School Podcast. My name is Jamie, I am a full-time voice actor, audio engineer, and Backstage expert. Each week, with the help of two industry professionals, we will discuss the ins and outs of the constantly-evolving voice industry.

Each episode will build upon the last to give you a comprehensive guide to the art, craft, and business of voiceover.

This week, we take a look at the industry as a whole, looking at the lay of the land from the perspective of a new entrant. Is the industry growing? Contracting? Has it plateaued? And where is it going next? How does a new talent break in? Do you need to be in New York or LA? And is age a barrier to entry?

We also discuss effective ways to reach out to producers and industry professionals, and how social media can not only be fun and personal but a powerful tool to advance your career.

I’m joined by producer, editor, and audio engineer Amanda Rose Smith and Emmy-winning producer, coach, and CEO of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, Rudy Gaskins.

Jamie Muffett is a British voice actor, audio engineer, and filmmaker based in NYC. His voice clients include Coca-Cola, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, and National Geographic. For more information, visit

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Jamie Muffett
Jamie Muffett is a British voice actor and podcast producer based in Philadelphia. Jamie is best known for playing Thatcher in “Rainbow Six Siege” and has voiced for clients including NBC, ESPN, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, and National Geographic. He also produces Backstage’s “In The Envelope” podcast. For more information:
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