Music Business Name Generator
Generate names for your music business below.
How to name your music business
Hi, I’m your branding expert, and I would be taking you through the process of generating your unique and ideal music business name. Below, you’ll find twenty high-quality and great business names I generated using this same process, but before we get started, you can scroll up to try our music business name generator.
- Soul Sound
- Vector Volume
- Trusted Voices
- Smooth Sounds
- Sonic Sounds
- Billowing Bass
- Bass Support
- Music Magic
- Terrific Tone
- Pace Rhythm
- Box Sounds
- Sticks And Strings
- Trap Therapy
- Mellow Melodies
- Bebop Boys
- New Wave
- Jazz Music
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming on what words would represent your business rightly. I used words like rhythm, therapy, and soul to illustrate both the art form and the emotional effects of music. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great music business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This sounds like a musical instrument.
This sounds like a danceable tune.
This sounds a lot like a country music band.
This name implies a good sound or production quality.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great music business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful music businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Sound Cloud is true to their name; they provide a wide variety of songs and the name illustrates a type of mass storage for songs, and also, it seems to express easy accessibility.
Shazam comes off as a magical sound, and it is really catchy and simple. It also would be quite easy to remember and pronounce. Shazam also sounds edgy and fun, giving the target audience a glimpse of what to remember
Next Big Sound rightly qualifies what the business is about which is all about, bringing new artists to the world. The name sounds very explanatory and is still quite catchy.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused music terms like dance, tune or beat. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real music business named “Next Big Sound”.
Literally, it explains all the brand is about but still doesn’t overdo it. The name tells a type of story and also allows you to know what to expect.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Music Magic, Bellowing Bass)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Trap Therapy: trap outside this context would imply to an instrument used for catching animals, but there is a type of music called trap music)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable music business names could be:
- Bebop Boys
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, if you intended to use Music Magic, it would be really disappointing and wrong to change it to MuMag which makes no sense at all. You can use our music business name generator to get better ideas.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.