How do I Choose the right Artist Name?

The right name for the right artist:

What are the three most important things listeners are looking for in any music streaming page?          

The Artist name - The Track / Album name - The Artwork.  

Many artists choose their own names. But if you want to choose an artist name, some thought should go into this. Stop worrying and start looking for inspiration below.

Some Brainstorm ideas

  • What do you associate with your music? Write down all of the names and adjectives that come to mind.

  • Create a word game. Combine two words that are meaningful to your music. Play around with different combinations and see what sounds good.

  • Use a word from a different language. Some languages have words with meanings that don't exist in English and can be a great inspiration.

  • Use the name of a mystical figure, but change it slightly.

  • Did your band have some funny experiences that keep you guys together? Let that influence your name.

Of course, don't include all of them in your artist name or you will have a very messy artist name…

How to Make a choice?

  • Tip 1: write down all the ideas that come to mind. Even if they seem bad at the moment, they can inspire you later for a different name.

  • Tip 2: tell your friends about your name ideas. What resonates with them? What do they associate with it?

  • Tip 3: once you have narrowed down your ideas, search the internet for your name idea. Maybe another famous person already uses the same idea? Then select a different one. Is the name associated with some topic that you don't want to be related to? Choose a different one.

  • Tip 4: Make sure your name is catchy and relevant. Is it easy to pronounce? Does it have a nice ring to it? Is it easy to remember?

These tips should give you plenty of inspiration. Remember that there is no correct and no wrong artist name. Be creative and have fun during the process!

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