- A company called Rovi tracks about 1.4 Million artists names;
- Rovi adds an average of 6,521 new names a month;
- Top band variant names are Bliss (keep this one in mind), Mirage, Gemini, Legacy, Paradox and Rain.
"Every other name is taken," Mr. Jones explains. "Think of a great band name and Google it, and you'll find a French-Canadian jam band with a MySpace page."
The available supply of punchy one- or two-word band names is dwindling. So, many acts are resorting to the unwieldy or nonsensical.It's a real problem with C&D's and legal challenges coming from big companies as well as competing bands both new and old.
Among more than 1,900 acts expected in March at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, are bands with the names And So I Watch You From Afar, and Everybody Was In the French Resistance...Now! The f-word is part of 100 band names in a media database maintained by Gracenote, a unit of Sony Corp. that licenses digital entertainment technology.
Imagine 1337@l3Wl_lrk5 or Tortoise Brand Pot Scrubbing Cleaner's Brewing or some phrase from Ipsum Lorem Brewing. Maybe we should ask taxi drivers. From the WSJ article.
MT @darrenrovell Taxi driver wants to open brewery. When taxi driver told me yrs ago he did real estate knew boom over. HT @craftbizdaily
— Stan Hieronymus (@StanHieronymus) April 23, 2013
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