Re: What do you do when your name is taken?
As far as urls go, it seems a lot of people want to be called shadowmaster. So on most accounts i tend to make my username "shadowmaster-fx".
As for stage names, I used to make music under the name Prototype. A lot of people in various genres used the name, but I wasn't overly serious. Then a local DJ took the name so I knew I had to drop it. I stopped making music for various reasons around that time. My childhood fantasy was to be a musician who went by the name of Shadowmaster (even considered adding FX to it back then!) so I decided to take that name on in 2014 when I started making music again. Sure, some small time rock band in Florida or something uses the name, but I added a stylization to mine to distinguish me.