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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby Alanqa » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:07 am

Your real name is Mohammed Adhami???

Just call yourself Adhami. It’s a really cool name and single names are great.

Not sure about the Adam Artman. A bit too close to Aardman (the animation company behind Wallace & Grommet). Also it’s a bit boring and westernised. I’m already booking tickets to see Adhami.
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby Adam Artman » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 pm

thank so much my freinds.i think it's a big challenge for me
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:01 am

the challenge to represent without misrepresenting yourself,
girls used to use male pen names to author books,.
if your name is to unrecognizable people will never see it for the simple fact of never searching that word.
the letter A or 1 is always more searched and comes first in directories.
Some businesses in the past for phone books in America would use the letter A with a dash - than the business name,
it got so out of hand there would be hundreds of businesses trying to out do one another by trying to be the first name in the phone book for business.
Pretty soon you got AA, than AAA, than AAAA. you get the picture.
It was a total mess.
Like hey check out my studio for recording called AAA - desert studio.
or this artist is great I love the song called, "....love...." etc.
It's a matter of going complete banal or just doing you and picking something you can stand behind for a long time.
I've used many diff. pseudonyms in the past,.
Decided against that after awhile.
Sooner you stay the same,
the sooner people see you.
No matter the name.
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby CS70 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:25 pm

Guest wrote:I've used many diff. pseudonyms in the past,.
Decided against that after awhile.
Sooner you stay the same, the sooner people see you. No matter the name.

Are you sure? :mrgreen:
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby desmond » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:33 pm

Yep, his parents named him "Guest", no last name.

Actually that is quite a cool artist name...
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby MrRandom » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:08 pm

"It is more important to have a recognizable brand that represents your personality than to have a "nice" or "clever" name.

It's just as important to make good music that people identify with and interact with.

When this subject comes up, I still bring up the band Korn. It's not really relevant if you enjoy their music or genre. Nearly everybody has heard of them and they have the most dumb name possible... but to the degree that they have never changed their logo since 1994, it is recognizable. The argument is that they were marketable and had a sound that was original. It's a contract in a box.
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby MarkOne » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:57 pm

I released my 1st album under my own name, which is a pretty common one. Shared with a senator, nascar driver, rap singer, lawyer in the us somewhere and a half famous photographer. So I’m a long way down any google searches.

So generic in fact that both iTunes and Spotify haves lumped my album into someone else’s artist page. Both platforms are apparently sorting that out.

At least a unique name will ensure er, uniqueness.
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Re: how much is important Artist name?

Postby tea for two » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:26 pm

Of the thousands forumees on SOS the ones I recall

1. makes me smile : Huge LongJohns.

2. something familiar in this instance to do with a body part : Red Bladder.
Tupac has the familarity of the number Two.

3. Exotic sounding : Zukan.
Englebert Humperdink already mentioned.


Clever or complex names I just can't seem to recall until a see a post by these persons.
Actual names are ....... normal so they don't roll off my memory block as they all mashup into a soup of normal names.
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