March 19th, 2013
We have a whole host of DJ name choosers for you, and loads of other ideas for getting the perfect name to spin under.
Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who’s happy to use their own name when DJing, one of the first things you’ll do as a new DJ will be choose your name. It’s a massively fun thing to do, of course, but it also has lots of pitfalls for the unwary.
Get this wrong and you’re stuck with something you’ll regret. I guarantee you that your parents spent months thinking of your name before you were born – you should definitely put the same effort into getting your DJ name right. It’s really tempting to pick one in a hurry, but if anything comes of your DJ career, you’re stuck with it for life – so don’t make that mistake!
November 20th, 2011
Namechk is a website that lets you search for your proposed DJ name across dozens of social networks and other sites to ensure it's free.
Reader Pier asks a common question regarding that most important decision of any DJ: Choosing a good DJ name. He says:
“How does one protect their DJ name or register it? Not just in the country where you happen to live (I live in Australia, for instance) but worldwide? I notice there is some confusion here with The Shapeshifters – the UK Shapeshifters, NZ group Shapeshifter and there’s a US one too!”
July 21st, 2010
Do you think this may be an "example" flyer, by any chance?
(Note: See our huge How To Find The Best DJ Name: 25 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts article for a newer version of this.) So you’re ready to start DJing out in bars and clubs, and of course will need a name. This is your one chance to get it right, and whatever you choose now will stick with you for your whole DJing life. So how do you do it? What are the mistakes to avoid? And how do you know when you’ve found a good one?
Over a long DJing career, I’ve heard great DJ’s and bad DJ’s – and I’ve heard great and bad DJ names too. And I reckon I can give you some pointers. So here’s my advice on how to choose your DJ name: