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Picking and Retaining a DJ/Production alias!? WTF

Post by juntistik » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:02 pm

After switching production/dj alias's countless times and after countless frustration i am beginning to pull my hair out,

its like there are so many artists out there that every thing is taken, even really obscure shit that i start producing with i find out months later that there is some artist in the middle of nowhere with the same name that happened to release an album years back.

How do you guys double check your alias's besides google and soundcloud to see whats up? I'm worried about submitting my tracks and having someone else get the credit or recognition for them. This is driving me Crazzzzy

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Post by Alty » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:32 pm

If you really care that much about being 100% unique, just type the name into discogs to see.
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Post by joeki » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:27 pm

fuck that, what are the chances of someone actually filing a law suit against you, especially if they/he/she is producing a completely different style of music. Also alot of bands/persons have already stopped making music (check when the latest release was).

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Post by Hurtdeer » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:54 pm

i wouldn't worry about it too much. There's like 7 producers called Ghost and I don't think they seem to have that much problem

personally i'd just go with unusual names that aren't puns or word plays... red i isn't a bad name, but you can see how somebody else is going to think about it :)

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Post by Blue Patterns » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:14 pm

Make up a word.

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Post by B_90 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:49 pm

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Post by twentyOneDummies » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:13 pm

I like Martyn's idea. Real name, nothing to hide behind.
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Post by juntistik » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:57 pm

Haha im definitely going for the Red-I reference, but it seems like Red-I is a beatboxer who dabbles in dubstep. Do you think thats too close for comfort?

I dont know why im stressing it so bad i guess in the end it doesn't really matter that much.

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Post by Pistonsbeneath » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:01 pm

i picked my name in 1999 and it's never been taken by anyone

maybe you're just not that good at originality :P
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Post by DZA » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:03 pm

Pistonsbeneath wrote:i picked my name in 1999 and it's never been taken by anyone

maybe you're just not that good at originality :P
Or no ones taken it cus its shit ?

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Post by juntistik » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:05 pm

Ahah.

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Post by Pistonsbeneath » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:05 pm

DZA wrote:
Pistonsbeneath wrote:i picked my name in 1999 and it's never been taken by anyone

maybe you're just not that good at originality :P
Or no ones taken it cus its the shit ?

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Post by juntistik » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:18 pm

I see that Red-I is taken here on DSF though..

Sign to change it or what? or should i really just say fuck it and not care


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Post by abZ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:08 am

twentyOneDummies wrote:I like Martyn's idea. Real name, nothing to hide behind.
Good idea, you guys can call me Adam now. :lol:

I dunno I don't give my full name out anywhere on the net unless I am giving credit details as well. Not hiding anything it's just this is the net and all. I just picked a boring name. Let my music do the talking I suppose. This was like 04 when I picked my name. I was able to get myspace.com/abz at the time I figured that was as good as a trademark. Signed up for all kinds of shit and was able to get just abZ so I figured it was all good. Same way I picked out the name of the label Savory Audio. Got http://savoryaudio.com, Savory Audio gmail, etc, etc, the name is mine. Anyone else using that came after me and they will pay! :evil:

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Post by thrush » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:13 am

its not as if it really matters. just use your name?

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Post by pkay » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:38 am

First one to make a name for themselves gets dibs. There's like 20 djs named Nero, first Nero to the big time got to keep it.

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Post by juntistik » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:54 am

Yeah.

Definitely keepin my shit.

thanks for the input everyone

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Post by pkay » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:16 am

juntistik wrote:Yeah.

Definitely keepin my shit.

thanks for the input everyone

The only thing about red_i where you live is DJ Redeye has been a staple in DFW for almost 20 years. Two different scenes though but may be some confusion locally.

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Post by juntistik » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:05 am

Yeah i actually considered that and talked to some friends from the area and they all thought the genre differences would make it legit. I'm still starting to feel like its not nearly as original as i want it to be ( or originally thought it was ). Even if my eyes are always red and people are constantly pointing it out.

hah.

Definitely gonna hit the drawing board once again

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