LOS ANGELES, CA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016—Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company and one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., announces that it will release the third annual Benztown 50 List of Radio’s Biggest Imaging Voices, the radio industry’s exclusive listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. The Benztown 50 list will be based on several criteria, including number of radio station affiliates, station size and market. Benztown has partnered with P1 Media Group 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 from now through October 21, 2016, at: www.benztown.com/50.
Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President said: “More companies than ever before are working to attract and engage consumers with distinctive, great-sounding audio content. That means that outstanding VO professionals that define brands and create excitement and interest have never been more essential to our industry’s success than they are now. We’re proud to shine a bright light on our industry’s top VO talent and look forward to sharing the results.”
Ken Benson, President of Research for P1 Media Group said: “P1 is proud to continue our partnership with Benztown in honoring the vital voices and considerable talent that play a critical role in today’s audio branding. Our proprietary algorithm will be evaluating a tremendous amount of data to determine 2016's Benztown 50. We’re thrilled to work with Benztown again to honor the unsung heroes of our industry."
Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,200 affiliations on six different continents. In 2016, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fourth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, JACK, and Alien Imaging's AI-FX1 and AI-FX2 sound effects libraries. Benztown’s proprietary web-based imaging solution, Benztown Branding, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology, Mr. Master, Explicitly Old School With Sir Mix-A-Lot, Nessa On Air, Dawson McAllister Live and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.