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PICKING A STAGE NAME

Ways to decide which stage name you’ll use throughout your career.

PICKING A STAGE NAME

Picking a stage name: You don’t have to but if you have a common name or one that is difficult to spell or remember then maybe it’s worth considering. Picking a Stage Name is something that needs a lot of thought, simply because that will be your brand once you’ve become successful. It should be unique and stand out. So here’s some ways to help you pick one! 

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Avoid obscenities: Stage names are your professional name, and the name you’ll be known as in the industry so it’s important to ensure that your name can’t be linked with anything that may cause offence to anyone.

Choose a persona: You can’t be more than one person, so make sure when deciding which name will match a narrowed down persona. Keep it simple yet effective. It is also important to make sure your image reflects your stage name, without synchronisation you’ll lose your identity as a singer.

Pick a unique name: Picking a name that no one has is a difficult task to complete, but there are ways around it! Emeli Sande chose to call herself Emeli rather than her actual name Adele because Adele was already a successful brand name. Having an individual name means that once someone has heard that they will know exactly who is being spoken about. For example:

  • Lady Gaga was inspired by her favourite song (Radio Gaga- Queen)
  • Katy Perry used her Mother’s maiden name (Kathryn Hudson)

Keep it simple: Ideally you’ll choose a stage name that’s easy to pronounce and even easier to remember. You’re more likely to become a household name if people can remember your name as an artist.

Register your name: Once you’ve been through the process of selecting a stage name, make sure it’s not being used by another singer and you then register the name. This way whilst you’re becoming successful no one else can use that name to make money.

PICKING A STAGE NAME

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