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Old 25-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #41
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Re: How the crap do you pick an artist name?

I use the method of, "Ah, fuck it. That'll do" when I think of something roughly appropriate that isn't cringeworthy and doesn't already exist on discogs.

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Old 01-03-2016, 08:30 PM   #42
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Re: How the crap do you pick an artist name?

I actually just have a big list of names for albums, songs, projects, or whatever else I want to use them for. When I need one I just go through them till I find one that still sounds cool and pick it. Having a name that actually means anything is too much of a commitment when my opinions on the world change so often.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:00 PM   #43
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:50 AM   #44
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Re: How the crap do you pick an artist name?

Like @Lu-Cuss, I have a list of words. I don't know how @Lu-Cuss comes up with words, but for me I use the Notes app on my phone every time I see or think of words or sometimes phrases that are catchy. I actually just learned a new word "portmanteau", which is the combining of words and their meanings into one word, like 'magnificat;' you can probably figure out that refers to a magnificent cat. I do that a lot. Heck, "portmanteau" might be a great band name in and of itself, now that I look at it - my music is a hodge podge of influences that I combine into one thing that pulls meaning from each.

Disclaimer: I have yet to figure out a great band name, I'm still using my name and trying to figure out my 'identity' as an artist. It may never happen, but I have a few strong candidates.

Also, there is this...

http://www.bandnamemaker.com/
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:49 AM   #45
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Re: How the crap do you pick an artist name?

Anything that sounds cool to you should work, really. If anything that you think of doesn't sound cool to you, try thinking of things that impress you and modify the words a bit, if necessary.

I don't think that there's a professional guideline for this
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:34 AM   #46
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There is actually another dude with my music name , and we make opposite music. I can make ambient and dark ambient, but its too easy for me so I tend to only use it to increase some productions that I want to add space to.

The dude is just called Araphel though and I am Araphel The Sun. In a way it is motivating that I get known before him so I can be known for my name before he does.

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Old 14-03-2016, 04:25 PM   #47
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For me I chose something that would only come up with myself if I google searched for it.
Obviously, as well as that it has to sound 'right' and fit in with the genre that the music is.
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Old 16-03-2016, 02:48 AM   #48
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Do you have a nickname or anything? My artist name (BRizZle) was actually just a name this kid used to call me in 8th grade (my real name is Brian) haha and I just stuck with it. And if you don't have a nickname maybe just try to mess around with your name or initials!
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Old 16-03-2016, 04:42 PM   #49
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Also stick shit in anagram generators.

Reminds me of the time a friend used the handle "blood dragon" which anagram generators changed to "a dog nob lord"

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Old 31-03-2016, 07:33 PM   #50
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:57 AM   #51
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The typeset and graphic design is what matters.

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Old 01-04-2016, 09:41 AM   #52
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Re: How the crap do you pick an artist name?

We went through this on the forum one or two times. I'm still afraid to use this new name I got for myself. Sounds REALLY pretentious. But I got something else in mind if it won't work. Don't know what the people would make of it though.

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Old 03-04-2016, 03:05 AM   #53
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Stop caring so much.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:24 AM   #54
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We went through this on the forum one or two times. I'm still afraid to use this new name I got for myself. Sounds REALLY pretentious. But I got something else in mind if it won't work. Don't know what the people would make of it though.
Go with whatever name you feel has merit in defining who you are as an artist. You will have the respect of doing your own thing with your own thing as opposed to something "flashy" or "looks good on paper" that you could give a fuck less about within yourself.

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We went through this on the forum one or two times. I'm still afraid to use this new name I got for myself. Sounds REALLY pretentious. But I got something else in mind if it won't work. Don't know what the people would make of it though.
you are caring too much about your image. use your worry on your work instead of your name- it took me 6 years to find a name for my root stuff (stuff closest to my soul) so don't worry about not finding a name- instead focus on the music- the music is what speaks to the ppl, not the name- now the name may be good for getting ppl's attention- but you have to ask yourself if you only care about the audiences eyes, or their ears more. deaf ppl can read just fine

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Old 16-04-2016, 01:40 AM   #56
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Use your middle name followed by the first street you lived on.
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Old 16-04-2016, 03:57 AM   #57
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Use your middle name followed by the first street you lived on.
I'm not taking advice from you. Your user name sucks.
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Old 16-04-2016, 06:54 AM   #58
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I'm not taking advice from you. Your user name sucks.
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Old 16-04-2016, 12:43 PM   #59
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All the best names have been used already. So have all the best melodies, riffs and beats.

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Old 16-04-2016, 11:11 PM   #60
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Ahh this post. I have struggled so much to find one i can feel 100% satisfied with. But i think it's something that will come eventually, just don't let that stop you from releasing or finishing stuff. Sometimes the content you create will lead you to it. For example "Pincho" is just my nickname among my friends haha, not a fancy name tho. But i don't use it for "artistic" purposes, i currently create under the alias "V-Axis" And so far i like it. I just try no to overthink about it lately.

Or just go with something you find meaning in and go with it. People don't really have to get what that is. At the end of the day the content is what gives respect to the name you are using, just make sure it's something you feel comfortable with.

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