If you are planning to form a band, whether its a rock band, reggae, grunge rock, etc., you MUST first think of the right name for your band that will catch the fancy of your would be fans/market.
Like any other industry, some names are good and some are not. Stay away from names that leave you with a negative feeling or names that will raise the eyebrows of the listeners. Try to choose a name that is positive and reflects the moods and music of your band. Picking a name that is controversial can also be good, but be careful not to choose a name that gives off harmful signals.
If you can combine a great name with a great logo, you’ve got the best of both worlds. A memorable logo helps with band identification and also serves as a handy marketing/merchandising tool for you.
You begin the name selection process by asking each of your band member to compile a list of names. Spend a couple of days or even weeks putting each individual list onto a master list. Then, during a band meeting, begin reading off the names to see if any of them strikes a chord. If you didn’t came up with something from this meeting, don’t force it. Some of the most famous band names came accidentally.
Then, once you come up with a name you all agree on, live with it for a while before you go spending lots of money on flyers and business cards. Is this name really you? Does it say anything about the type of your music? Is it easy to pronounce and to memorize? The point is : You’ve got to live with the name of your bandâ€”you’ve got to be proud to see it, to say it and to write it. And that’s all that really matters.(Source:Mediawebsource)
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