Jump to content
  • 0

How do Full Broadcast rights work in regards to multiple gigs?



I am an indie game developer and use Fiverr to hire voice-actors.

Because of the nature of game development, anything could change at any moment. So, when I'm trying to fill positions for people to voice certain characters I don't have them voice every single line that could possibly be in the game; Mostly because I haven't actually written every single piece of dialogue that far in advance.

Most Voice Actors will have a small purchase price (say, 5-10 dollars per 50 words) but have large Broadcast Rights prices (usually around 30-50 dollars).

But my question would be, what exactly does this Broadcast Rights cover? If I contact a seller 4-5 times throughout the year or so when I need voice lines do I have to buy these full broadcast rights EVERY TIME I request a gig? Or do I only need to purchase it once?

Because if I got them to read off all 1000 words at once in a single gig I would only pay for the Full Broadcast license once. But if I space it out am I expect to purchase it every time?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

That can vary per seller, so you'll need to ask per-seller.

Some might be fine with building a custom order that notates, outlines, or line-items the rights as (pre-paid as of order #xyz123), while others might want the rights paid per 1000 words (mix), or the price might be variable based on per-order word-count, and others still might want per order.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It really would depend on each seller how they do it. I would charge broadcast rights per project. If I were to get lines to do for the same game at a later date, I would just charge for those lines. That said, that would require trust. I've been scammed out of rights more than once, mostly commercial rights. I Include this in my price now rather than as an additional extra. I don't think anyone has ripped me off with broadcast rights because that would have consequences. Anyway, I digress. Discussing it with each individual and coming to an agreement is the best way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...