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Ashley S.
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How to name your record label

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your record label. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our record label name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Artist Alliance Recording
  2. Independent Star Records
  3. RetroMix Records
  4. Record Player Label
  5. Beatnik Records
  6. Spot On Records
  7. Record Studio Records
  8. Red Lightning Records
  9. Repro Records
  10. Good Company Records
  1. Vital Records
  2. Record Gauge
  3. Record Head Music
  4. Your Record Label
  5. Hit Mixer
  6. Unconventional Records
  7. Absolute Records
  8. Record Century
  9. American Western Records
  10. Serious Sounds

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Four steps to naming your record label

This four-step process will help you name your record label. In this example, I’m creating a name for a record label that conveys the cool, cutting-edge aspect you would expect from a company like this. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Sounds”, “Hit” and “Mixer”. You can see that while these words can be related to a Record Label, they also suggest that you can expect a highly focussed and professional approach from this business or brand. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.

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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

Artist Alliance Recording

Independent Star Records

RetroMix Records

Record Player Label

Beatnik Records

Spot On Records

Record Studio Records

Red Lightning Records

Repro Records

Good Company Records

Vital Records

Record Gauge

Record Head Music

Your Record Label

Hit Mixer

Unconventional Records

Absolute Records

Record Century

American Western Records

Serious Sounds

#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?

My Shortlist:

RetroMix Records

Spot On Records

Unconventional Records

Vital Records

 

Removed Ideas:

Artist Alliance Recording

Independent Star Records

Record Player Label

Beatnik Records

Record Studio Records

Red Lightning Records

Repro Records

Good Company Records

Record Gauge

Record Head Music

Your Record Label

Hit Mixer

Absolute Records

Record Century

American Western Records

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#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great record label 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:

RetroMix Records

This name hints at a label that promotes retro music and that also has old-fashioned values.

Spot On Records

This name conveys that idea of a record label that always gets things right.

Unconventional Records

This name brings to mind a label that is happy to take a chance on artists that others might find too out of the ordinary. They probably do things their own way here.

Vital Records

This name sounds like a powerful, up and coming record label that it is well worth knowing about.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great record label 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 record label businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

Different Circles Logo

Different Circles is a clever name that makes them stand out from the crowd. It is easy to think that they move in different circles and have unique contacts, as well as producing different records / CDs from the rest.

More Time Records Logo

More Time Records manages to sound like the sort of label that gives artists more time to develop and that also encourages listeners to spend more time listening to them.

Strictly Rhythm Records Logo

Strictly Rhythm Records is a name that lets us see that they focus solely on music rather anything else.

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5 Tips for naming your record label

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

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 record label terms like music. 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 record label named “Different Circles”.

This names manages to give out two different meanings at the one time. While you could think right away of their discs as being different from the rest, it could also mean that they move in different circles that the rest of the industry. This immediately sets them apart as being unique in some way.

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 (Real Records, Dazzling Discs).
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (retro – this immediately brings to mind some of the classic music made in the past.)
  • 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 record label business names could be:

  • Hihi Hits
  • Recordlandia
  • Hitabilly

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, John names his business Smooth Records and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like SmoothRecording, RecordSmooth or SmoothandRecords.

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.

Business Name Ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to.

Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in record label company names.

Africa

media

limited

bass

beats

spot

fluids

gold

hive

group

lad

limitless

my

little

no

one

paper

shush

company

production

star

top

keys

big

major

DNA

associated

virgin

independent

generation

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Words Record Label often describes

(“record label ______”)

You can use these words to create record label names like ‘The Record Label’ and ‘The Record Label Hit Makers’.

music

hit

mixer

studio

sound

complete

live

track

unconventional

world

rock

soul

vocals

popular

country

classic

scene

production

century

absolute

black

western

american

modern

lively

serious

player

loud

sound

fine

native

mad

makers

house

primitive

favourite

pure

compose

listening

culture

sources

box

critical

work

style

station

hall

switching

free

rhymes

private

new

stop

permanent

unique

single

original

deviant

distinctive

major

producer

drop

How Record Label is often described

(“______ record label”)

Example record label company names using these related descriptive words ‘Permanent Record Label’ and ‘Deviant Label Records’.

new 

open

major

appropriate

original

more

pure

good

independent

verbal

unique

proper

liberal

distinctive

fresh

fine

best

clear

enough

excellent

okay

rich

hot

light

purest

finest

organic

wonderful

nice

genuine

sealed

right

wrong

optional

refined

mixed

wild

extra

pressed

Record Label Adjectives

You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Branded Records‘ or ‘Rolled Back Records’.

used

branded

labelled

misbranded

clean

recorded

registered

rolled

signed

standard

tracked

Evangelical

fat

washable

ancient

answering

autographed

backed

Record Label Verbs

You can use a verb in your record label business name to create business names like ‘Identify Record Label‘ or ‘Jump Records‘.

enter

indexed

merge

call

identify

tagging

append

attaint

attainted

cataloged

endorse

enroll

exemplify

flied

hold

jump

play

recall

stubbing

take

Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new record label company names.

Remix (record + mixer)

Remixer (record + mixer)

Recorganic (record + organic)

RecordBeat (record + beatnik)

Record Dent (record + independent)

Recordent (record + independent)

Recordstar (record + star)

RecordLabelspot (record label + spot)

Record Label in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.

Latin: noun (pittacium record).

French: noun (une maison de disque).

Italian: noun (etichetta discografica).

Spanish: noun (etiqueta de registro).

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