After being in this business for a while we kind of get used to hearing our voices on radio and television and, perhaps sadly, the novelty tends to wear off. However, my friend and fellow telephony voiceover talent Julie Seitter got quite an interesting surprise the other day. Apparently a friend of hers was listening to music on Pandora when he stumbled upon a Jason Mraz track titled “If It Kills Me”.1 The song starts out with a recorded telephony message and her friend recognized it as Julie’s. Having absolutely no idea what he was talking about, she looked it up on YouTube. Check it out:
Wow. She had her son search Google about it and apparently Mraz was behind in payments for a surgery and found the robo-calls amusing, so he took it off his answering machine. He then called the hospital for permission to use on the song. Since the recording was done through an independent IVR company she was never notified. In case you are wondering, Julie doesn’t have dollar signs in her eyes, however she does hope she might get a signed copy of the CD as payment for her contribution. How cool is that?