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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is the career of voiceover, and includes my interview with renown New York-based voiceover talent Linda Bruno. Listen to this podcast episode to learn what goes into creating a successful career in the field of voiceover, from an insider who has done it. 

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There is nothing like speaking with a master of any art, and Linda's career credits speaks to her mastery of not only the art of voiceover, but the business as well. And to top it off, she continues to train her voice in the endless pursuit of higher levels of ability, and protection from strain. It is my great pleasure to work with her every week from her office to mine, over Skype.

Some of the topics we discussed include:

  • What the preferred term for her line of work is.
  • The trip to Miami with her father when she was 18 and the kindness of a pro that lit the fire for Linda's voiceover career. 
  • The current state of business for skilled voiceover talent, and what Linda does to stay competitive in the field. 
  • What it means to work union (SAG-AFTRA) vs non-union.
  • The really fun stuff: How Linda met Meryl Streep backstage while working the She Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
  • The not-fun stuff: How she deals with difficult clients who don't know what they want.
  • What it means to be a professional with a great reputation in this field.
  • How improv classes can be helpful for honing voiceover skills.
  • How acting can help with message delivery in voiceover as well as singing performance.
  • Why Linda still takes vocal lessons.
  • Why Linda believes it's no longer necessary to have an ISDN line for voiceover work.
  • Her practical advice for those interested in developing a professional career as voiceover talent. 

More about Linda Bruno:

Her website is www.LindaBruno.com. She can be contacted there.


From voicing promos for National networks to making you laugh with character voices to providing your pharmaceutical or banking information over the phone, Linda Bruno has been tagged a renaissance woman. Linda’s voice is used daily for Television, Radio, and multimedia formats all over the world. Currently she is the voice of HSN – Home Shopping Network, Disney Jr for South East Asia, Fandango, The Weather Channel as well as the voice of “Alex” for United Airlines’ website.  Her specialties include retail spots and auto dealerships. More Credits: Walmart, Pfizer, Disney Asia, HSN, The Weather Channel, Fandango, United Airlines, TLC – The Learning Channel, CNBC, CNBC Asia, CNN, Stride Gum, VH1, Nickelodeon, Verizon, Costco, McDonalds, AT&T, Kraft Foods. Various radio and TV stations across the country. Local and Regional auto dealerships including Mercedes Benz, Acura, Jaguar, Kia, Chevy, VW, Lexus, Honda and more. 

Remember you can find me and my services for your voice, as well as contact me, at www.JudyRodman.com

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is the middle voice, and problems that can make these so-called easy notes sound and feel bad. Listen to this podcast episode to learn from vocal coach Judy Rodman about 4 specific middle voice issues, what you can do to fix them:

1. Breath issues 

2. Facial language issues

3. Vocal register mix issues

4. Vocal cord issues

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If you’d like help with optimizing the sound and health of your middle voice, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is the Power of Getting To The Point. Listen to this podcast episode to learn to focus in on your messages, and make your central point clear for strongest songs, scripts, and vocal performances. You'll learn several exercises, featuring the 5 question focusing strategy asking... What? Who? Why? Where? and How?. 

Also covered is the subject of word count... how many words or lyrics are enough? How can you concisely write wordy songs?

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If you’d like help with singing or speaking performance focus and impact, my vocal training method has a whole third cornerstone devoted to that very area. Check out 'Power, Path and Performance' training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.comSubscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

Today's topic is the importance of artist development, and contains my interview with an expert in the field: PCG Nashville’s Bernard Porter. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to greatly increase your chances of success in the music business, and become a well-rounded, happier human being in the process. Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Areas typically missing in ‘artist development’ that can sabotage the successful breaking of new artists
  • Traits in a singer that turn Bernard off; signalling that singer may not ever succeed in the music industry.
  • Whether it is important for a singer to be a songwriter. 
  • The vital importance of an artist to be able to 'own' the stage with presence and performance skills.
  • The difference vocal training can make to a recording and performing artist.
  • The impact of persistence, dedication and even sacrifice required for the potential for the artist to succeed.
  • Ways even those without a lot of financial means can still find the money, heart, and effort to invest in training and preparing for a music career.
  • How PCG Artist Development works uniquely to grow artists in different dimensions, and what the byline of the company 'the science of artist development' means.
  • The brand new arm of the company that is offering training to everyone, even those who can't afford to enroll in the primary PCG program. (A little disclaimer… I am proud to be the author of PCG Online's vocal coaching courses, in the company of other instructors I highly respect authoring courses which include songwriting, auditioning, music theory, live performance. )

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

More on Bernard Porter and PCG:

PCG Nashville is recognized as America’s leading career/artist development organizations, working with established and new emerging artists. A successful business entrepreneur, Porter has spent his career developing and securing high profile joint ventures within both corporate and private sectors, guiding them in all phases of creative media, production, marketing and national product launches. In addition, he has served as an entertainment consultant to many record labels, broadband networks, major artists, large corporations, state tourism boards as well as to specialty venues, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Simon Mall properties, Dave & Busters and Marriott Hotels. Porter was instrumental in signing Jason Aldean to Broken Bow Records and has a long history of high level achievements. 
Note: I provide vocal coaching services for many PCG clients, and have a video vocal training course published at PCG Online.
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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is singing studio vocals with live stage magic. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to get the power, passion, authenticity and sheer vocal magic of your live stage performance into the final vocals you have to deliver in the austere environment of the vocal booth.

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If you’d like help with studio vocal performance, here are links to products and services discussed in the podcast:

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is my response to the fear by music makers and listeners that roots music could be lost in the marketplace. Listen to this podcast episode to find out why I don't believe we should ever worry about roots music disappearing, in fact that it will always be priceless.

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For help with your priceless voice, no matter what your style of music, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

 

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Interview With Tiamo

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Tiamo De Vettori. Tiamo has appeared on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, Jimmy Kimmel and has now won LA Music Awards' Singer-Songwriter of the year and San Diego's Best Songwriter awards. He has performed for audiences up to 15,000 people.  Tiamo leads his own multi-6-figure live workshops and as Founder and CEO of Fearless, Speaker Academy, inspires emerging speakers and music artists to share their message with the world. If you've been looking for a way to make the music business successful for you, you'll want to listen and take notes! 

URGENT:  Tiamo generously offers my ATV blog readers and podcast listeners an incredible gift towards the end of the interview: a scholarship worth almost $2,000 to his 3-day February 2016 event, so be sure to listen for that!

Links mentioned:

  • http://www.tiamomusic.com 
  • http://www.fearlessspeakeracademy.com/scholarship 
Find my products and services at www.judyrodman.com
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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Without a plan, resolutions are just wishes that don't usually come true. Today's topic will cover how to make a plan to turn New Year's Resolutions for your voice into goals which can become reality.  

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If you’d like help turning your vocal resolutions into reality, check out the products and services I make available for you atwww.JudyRodman.com, and contact me with any questions you have. Happy New Year from All Things Vocal!

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Vocal Gratitude List

This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I’m sharing some of my voice’s gratitude list. May it encourage you and make you smile. Happy Thanksgiving... may your own list be long!

Subscribe to this podcast at iTunes and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review there, too! REVIEWS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED!

If you’d like help with any speaking or singing problem or to maximize your voice, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's topic is one of the most important genre definers ...the shape and length of the vowels. Formal and popular genres require different choices to sound authentic. Listen to this podcast episode for tips to articulate vowels for contemporary commercial (CCM) or popular music genres.

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If you’d like help with articulating vowels, or any other vocal matter, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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