Carrying on in our series, we’ll get stuck into the second bullet point.
2. A hard one: Change your band’s name if you’re unable to acquire it for your URL and/or your social networking accounts.
Drastic measures indeed suggested by Ian, but once again, it could be sound advice.
Factors you should consider when the name of your act is in doubt, should not just stop at URLs and social networks, but in today’s modern digital accessible age, they may actually be some of the most important.
Referring back to the first post in the series, there are ways you can get around the duplicate name problem by using certain suffixes to distinguish your brand.
2. If it has been taken, do not fret. For instance, if TheSlickBaldRobots.com is taken, then adding “Band” or “Music” as a suffix may solve the problem.
So use the tools mentioned in that post to check out if you can use a work around. If not, it may be time to consider changing the name.
If are seriously considering a name change, rather than choosing a name by using the methods you used to disregard the existing name, choose a name that means something to the act and once again go through the URLs and social network account profile checks.
This will allow you to put the band BEFORE the brand, and allow you to keep it real.
In Case You Forgot…
I’ve taken inspiration from probably the most popular (the most stolen) piece of content on my mate Ian’s website and that is the 151 Ways To Get Your Bands Name Out There.
This will be a series of “How To’s” for all (or nearly all) of the points made on the original post.