How To Pick A Good Name

What makes for a “good” band/artist name? People will definitely disagree. There are just so many factors that go into a good name, and everyone has their own favorites, but what I can tell you for sure is that there are unambiguously bad names that can mess up an artist’s career, force a name change, or just create annoyances down the road. This can be because the name is already claimed, or because it’s just a terrible name. That’s why I decided to write a little explainer from my experience as a lawyer, music writer, and label operator, to help bands come up with names that don‘t suck.

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