SEPTEMBER 1, 2015, BURBANK, CA—Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voice-over services company and one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., announces that it will release the second annual Benztown 50, the radio industry’s exclusive ranking of the top 50 voice-over artists in the U.S. and Canada. The Benztown 50 ranking will be based on several criteria, including number of radio station affiliates, station size and market. Benztown has partnered with P1 Research to compile and analyze industry data that will be the foundation for this distinction. The list is currently in development and will be released to the industry this fall. Voice talent can apply for the Benztown 50 at www.benztown.com/50.
Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President said: “With the huge success of last year’s inaugural Benztown 50, the Benztown and P1 Research teams couldn’t be happier to expand this year’s list to include Canadian VO artists. In this burgeoning era of more audio companies vying for the ears of listeners, we believe that VO artists are more integral to the process of defining brands and creating stationality than ever before. We’re proud to shine a much-deserved light on VO artists and look forward to sharing the results with the industry.”
Ken Benson, President of Research for P1 Research said: “P1 Research is teaming with Benztown to honor the nameless, yet vital voices that play an essential role in today’s radio branding. This year we are excited to be expanding our Voice Power Index beyond the United States to honor the signature voices of the Canadian radio market, too. Our proprietary algorithm will be evaluating a tremendous amount of data to determine 2015's Benztown 50 Voice Power Index. We look forward to working with Benztown to honor the unsung heroes of our industry."
Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2014, Benztown was recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 596 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown’s industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, “Benztown Branding”, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, Round Trip with Dave-O, Remote News Service, Vipology and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.