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I need Help with my Producer Name
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:32:57 am »
Hey fellow producers,

My name is Quentin. I've been producing for a year and a half now and now i want to get more serious with it. In the beginning i was told that i needed a name. So a friend and i thought of a few. We came up with "TranZParentBeatZ". This is an okay name, but i don't feel like it represents me like it really should. Recently i have thought about renaming myself to "On Q" (Get it, On Cue...) because the first letter of my name is Q. But i am still not sure... Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I really want to recreate my producer tag, name, and picture so that i could built around that and form a brand...

P.S. if you want to hear some of my beats to get an understanding of my style, my reverbnation is account is at: https://www.reverbnation.com/tranzparentbeatz

Thank you for your time
Quentin

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Re: I need Help with my Producer Name
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 01:10:54 am »
So first, you should no longer be using reverbnation as your primary music association, and I'm saying this before I even got the chance to listen to the beats. I say this because Reverbnation is not where people get discovered. You can keep your Reverbnation, the more websites with your music, the better. Reverbnation is more meant for bands instead of producers and djs, and the only reason you see any bigger artists on there is because their labels or marketing agent is just covering all their grounds and putting them music on sale on every website they can. OKAY, with that out of the way.

It's a good idea to move away from "TranZParentBeatZ". I'm going to be blunt, that's just a terrible name, especially with all the z's, and this is coming from a guy with a z in their pseudonym. Anyway, I'd actually say On Q is a lot better, and people within the music and DJ community are likely to get the joke, but as referring to your name, people who don't know are obviously not going to get that. When renaming yourself there are a couple things you need to keep in mind.

1. Is the name something people will remember. Without the music, can the name stand on its own, and with the music, does it stand higher? Think catchy, unique, or speaks to your character. And when I say unique, that doesn't mean change some letters, add a number around (which is what I did with this pseudonym, and regret it, Next one won't be as bad.) Unique means what does the name say about how clever or creative you were when thinking of the name.

2. Can the name be brandable? This one is important in that, if you haven't noticed, People really dig persona's that have character, a name that can play the part it claims to play.

3. This one is more of a final checkpoint before you make the decision. If you saw your name without knowing who you are, would you listen to it?

That being said, I think On Q is pretty clever, sounds nice, and could possibly get the attention of anybody interesting in djing, but it also suggests that you are more DJ than producer since a cue button is more commonly a DJ tool, If you tend DJ, then maybe that's okay for you. Once again, still haven't listened to any of your music, as my internet is trying to kill itself. Guessing from your original name, most of what is on there is Hip-Hop/Hard Trap with a lot of "creepy" minor pluck arpeggios. maybe some basic piano and choir chords.
(None of that is meant as negative, but more of just hoping I've made the right decisions of what I've said here based on what I'm guessing. Which is rare for me seeing as I tend not to be the assuming type.)

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Re: I need Help with my Producer Name
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 03:36:52 pm »
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