Who's Online Now
22 registered members (Dave Rice, JAPOV, couchgrouch, CTthomas, Gavin Sinclair, Everett Adams, 9ne, Guy E. Trepanier, 4 invisible), and 223 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Moosesong
Moosesong
Roseville, CA, USA
Posts: 599
Joined: December 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Liberals Crawled Out of the Ocean
by Dave Rice. 10/20/19 03:26 PM
Just a Dream (Dave Rice Cover)
by Kristi McKeever. 10/20/19 03:09 PM
How Bout Them Yankees?
by John Lawrence Schick. 10/20/19 03:00 PM
Honky Tonk Angel
by couchgrouch. 10/20/19 02:29 PM
Conservatives less Creative
by Kevin Emmrich. 10/20/19 01:56 PM
My Cheesy Song - first post!
by Ricki E. Bellos. 10/20/19 11:13 AM
Little Lies
by 90 dB. 10/20/19 11:06 AM
South of Chicago
by Ricki E. Bellos. 10/20/19 11:05 AM
Brian's FB post and surgery news
by Ricki E. Bellos. 10/20/19 10:50 AM
beware the trolls
by JAPOV. 10/20/19 10:10 AM
You Know It Could Have Been Different
by CTthomas. 10/19/19 06:05 PM
This is my Battlefield
by ckiphen. 10/19/19 04:46 PM
Fun country song hook idea
by Fdemetrio. 10/19/19 12:11 PM
Anybody Watch Axs TV?
by Fdemetrio. 10/19/19 11:26 AM
Yes, I !
by MFB III. 10/19/19 02:28 AM
Chasing the wind...
by JAPOV. 10/19/19 12:37 AM
Nothing to agree upon...
by JAPOV. 10/19/19 12:33 AM
Scratching The Surface
by John Paragreen. 10/18/19 09:12 PM
In Between
by ckiphen. 10/18/19 06:13 PM
DON'T BE TOO SHY (Uke)
by Guy E. Trepanier. 10/18/19 05:41 PM
Long Way Home
by JaneK. 10/18/19 12:46 PM
Mama Julz Still Pumping It
by Gary E. Andrews. 10/18/19 10:00 AM
Jimmy Joe Jack Jones Jr.
by Dave Rice. 10/18/19 09:06 AM
What song on JPF do you remember the most
by Martin Lide. 10/18/19 06:56 AM
North Of Nashville
by Fdemetrio. 10/17/19 02:15 PM
I Have My Girl (C. Kiphen)
by niteshift. 10/17/19 01:32 AM
Life and Death Out Here In Da Sticks. ..glyn
by Moosesong. 10/16/19 10:58 PM
TAXI Road Rally 2018: 10 Reasons Why
by Gary E. Andrews. 10/16/19 10:35 PM
Moscow Mitch
by Moosesong. 10/16/19 09:58 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,774
Travis david 11,592
Kevin Emmrich 10,555
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,586
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,844
glynda 8,613
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,907
couchgrouch 7,578
Corey 7,357
Dave Rice 7,356
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,550
Joe Wrabek 6,403
Vicarn 6,138
ben willis 6,105
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,490
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,652
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,363
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
Roy Cooper 4,128
nightengale 4,092
TamsNumber4 4,058
Caroline 3,865
MFB III 3,822
Kolstad 3,813
Dan Sullivan 3,710
beechnut79 3,500
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
E Swartz 3,383
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,812
MidniteBob 2,707
Nelson 2,570
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,242
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,214
Erica Ellis 2,202
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,982
maccharles 1,959
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,650
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,597
Cal 1,574
Martin Lide 1,564
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,462
Tom Franz 1,455
GocartMoz 1,441
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
Fdemetrio 1,421
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
Gerry 1,144
summeoyo 1,126
joro 1,082
lane1777 1,079
BobbyJoe 1,075
Deej56 1,058
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 947
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
9ne 883
90 dB 855
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
Andy K 744
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
Irwin 627
CG King 622
douglas 621
Pat Hardy 617
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Moosesong 599
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
R&M 492
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
JAPOV 386
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#976870 - 09/18/12 02:27 PM How to find a great artist name???  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Anders Eriksson Offline
Casual Observer
Anders Eriksson  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
sweden
Hi everyone!
I am brand new on this forum, I think I read about it in some book about songwriting and now I searched on Google for songwriter forum and then I joined.

I have a question about artist name. My name Anders Eriksson is very, very common and it's not good for branding, at least not in Sweden. I think if you want to get fans people don't just look for good music, they want an artist that they want to bond with and to join its "tribe". So they need a great image overall- Sade is a good example. It's great music but also a lot of other things that people are drawn to and it's even a part of their persona to show other people that they like for instance Sade.

An artist name should be easy to pronunce and easy to remember

I have been thinking about my name. I tried to write it in different languages or mix last name and first name:
Rikoh, Rick A, Andix, Rex (Erik in greek), Rix, A Rixo, Rexo, André Rexo, André Rixo, André Rikoh. I got feedback that RIKO or similar sounds like I am from latin america.

Also some ideas are just a word like "Journeyman" or "Traveler" and build an image around that, but now I found they were already taken. It's sometimes difficult for me to realise what is a good name because English is not my first language.

I would not like to have a typical american name because I am from Sweden. (some Swedish artist got names that sounds like american or british names, but I think it's a bit ridicolous)

If you have some comment or feedback or want to share your own process in finding a good artist namn I would be thankful.

Anders
http://anderseriksson.bandcamp.com/

#976889 - 09/18/12 04:41 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,907
Colin Ward Offline
Colin Ward  Offline

Top 30 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,907
Saint Petersburg. FL
A friend of mine has a boring last name so she uses her first and middle name in reverse order and spells them in an unusual way.

You could be Andy (insert middle name) or Eric Andrews or Rick Andrews, or name yourself with a band name. There are lots of pages on line with band names. To be unique, use two words that are rarely used together - August Crow for instance.


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/


#976977 - 09/19/12 01:10 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Colin Ward]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Anders Eriksson Offline
Casual Observer
Anders Eriksson  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
sweden
thanks!

#977061 - 09/20/12 02:53 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 49
T.Wallace Offline
Serious Contributor
T.Wallace  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 49
Nova Scotia, Canada
I like the hook of "AndE Eriksson" or just "AndE" (Andy is fine too but not as cool looking as a logo)

#977104 - 09/20/12 07:37 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: T.Wallace]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,829
Brian Austin Whitney Offline
Brian Austin Whitney  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,829
Indianapolis, IN USA
So what is your genre, who do you sound like, what is your message and who are your fan base? Those answers would help a great deal!

Welcome to JPF. We hope to visit Sweden on our next Euro Tour.

Brian


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justplainfolks

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney

"It's easier to be the bigger man when you actually are..."

[Linked Image]
#977183 - 09/20/12 05:56 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,404
in2piano Offline
Top 200 Poster
in2piano  Offline
Top 200 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,404
Oregon, USA
Anders....

I would think your work would be first and foremost...if your tunes are memorable your fan base won't have a problem with any handle your choose..but if you want a name to draw attention one word can draw a crowd.

Good Luck with your endeavors...

Cher


Can't find the stairway to 'heaven'...but I know where the elevator is.

Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us" - Albert Schweitzer.
#977197 - 09/20/12 07:02 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Anders Eriksson Offline
Casual Observer
Anders Eriksson  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
sweden
thanks a lot! hope you can make it to Sweden;)

#977198 - 09/20/12 07:03 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
Anders Eriksson Offline
Casual Observer
Anders Eriksson  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
sweden
... and thanks everyone for fast replies...

#977203 - 09/20/12 08:08 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,066
Scott Campbell Offline
Scott Campbell  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,066
Lakeland, FL, USA
Brian has a good point. Genre is important. So:

Pop: Ricoh

Country: Rex

Bluegrass/folk: Andy

Rock: Rick

Trance: André Rixo

You get the picture smile

Scott (aka Scotty, SW, Campbell, C, Soupy.....)

#977210 - 09/20/12 08:44 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,650
WriterTomYeager Offline
Top 100 Poster
WriterTomYeager  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,650
Harrisonburg,Virtginia
How about Erik Andersson or Erik Andreeson?


whatever you finally decide-best of luck to you in your music career..

welcome to JPF


Tom

#977529 - 09/23/12 12:19 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4,179
Tom Shea Offline
Top 100 Poster
Tom Shea  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4,179
Nebraska
Read ----- Just start reading magazines or books and watch for words that you like ---- Keep it short.


Thomas Shea

Thomas Shea - Songwriting
http://www.soundclick.com/thomasshea

Justice - Songs
http://www.soundclick.com/justice-nebraska

#978478 - 10/01/12 01:31 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Tom Shea]  
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 5
MarkTheHarper Offline
Casual Observer
MarkTheHarper  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 5
Bronx, NY, USA
How about "Son of Erik"?

I think that is memorable. Different. Acurate. a good conversaton starter.

Good luck!

- Mark The Harper, Bronx, NY

#978524 - 10/01/12 03:17 PM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 29,275
"Tampa Stan" Good (D) Offline
Top 10 Poster
"Tampa Stan" Good (D)  Offline
Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 29,275
Tampa, Florida since 1973
G'Morrning Anders...(VERY likeable/Distinctive First Name ya've already got..as far as an American hearing it goes...)

Consider adding a COLOR... "Clint Black" comes to mind....He's Easy-to-Remember...because of the Color there.

I wasn't overly-fond of my last name..so I picked a CITY...(One not too-small/not-too-big..heh..& as luck would have it, one that I've lived in for 39 years, now.) Lucky for me, the City's Grown in Size/Reputation...& I've done my share too...heh!

DO like that "One Word" gimmick...& ya could get Instant memorability/recognition with a handle like "Wiseacher" or "Sidewinder" or whatever else you can think up that works.

Good Luck at the Name Game...

Best Wishes & a Big Guy-Hug,
Stan

#978570 - 10/02/12 02:02 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: "Tampa Stan" Good (D)]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,829
Brian Austin Whitney Offline
Brian Austin Whitney  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,829
Indianapolis, IN USA
Names are fun and important. But let's take a step back... it's more important and relevent to become a great artist first and THEN worry about the name, which could be about anything if you're good enough, but which may work differently based on what type of talent you really are once you're ready to enter the commercial market place.

Brian


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justplainfolks

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney

"It's easier to be the bigger man when you actually are..."

[Linked Image]
#978584 - 10/02/12 03:27 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Jim Colyer Offline
Top 30 Poster
Jim Colyer  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Nashville, Tennessee usa
Anders,

Good to hear from you. I am a big fan of ABBA, Roxette and Ace of Base and have spent lots of time in Sweden.

Jim

#1083301 - 05/18/15 05:38 AM Re: How to find a great artist name??? [Re: Anders Eriksson]  
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 617
Pat Hardy Offline
Top 500 Poster
Pat Hardy  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 617
when I think about how important names are, I'm reminded
of "Engelbert Humperdink"

End Of Argument smile


But, nothin' wrong with a cool name.


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
jane_song, NancyHuebner, Gareth_Glakin, PaulCanuck, MikeNez
21228 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics119,406
Posts1,125,587
Members21,228
Average Posts Daily43
Most Online1,589
Oct 4th, 2019
Just Plain Quotes
"I'd rather starve than eat poison food" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
coalminer (40)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0