• Changing name June/May to ...
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Changing name June/May to ...
on: July 24, 2017, 20:49:43
Hi you all,

I am thinking about chaning the name of June/May. Background is that I am currently preparing for publishing our songs through Spotify... and don't think the current name is really optimal...

My current favorite is: "Painting Light"

What do you think?

Best,

Fabian


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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 21:13:56
ah, good question
let's get the creative juices going kitcheners, kitchenauts, and...kitchenistas

but i have to say i got very familiar with, and fond of your name

June/ May

i think it is great

i would keep at least some reference to June or May in it


so...i don't know... :P :P ::) ::) ::)



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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 22:00:07
Painting Light is a good band name.
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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 22:49:50
I do like the new name but I wonder if a name that somehow reflects the duality of your songwriting and musical collaboration might be even better ?
Perhaps Two might feature in the name ?  Just a thought ;-)
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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 00:13:18
Hey, I agree with @MrBouzouki that it would be great if you could keep reference to your duality in the name.

Painting lights is interesting as a concept but I guess you could come up with something which sounds even better and even more striking and which will be remembered by the listeners..perhaps even using the same concept.... i cant think of good alternatives at the moment though, but I'll let you know if some idea pops in my head...
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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 00:53:00
Hey @junemay , I really like June/May! Haha what's wrong with it from the Spotify perspective? The forward slash? JuneMay then..  ;) ;)

I like 'Painting Light' but I agree with others above it would be nice to capture the duality.. and I love the season story (keep giving each album having a month name could be great to preserve that aspect).
Well duality.. difficult..
I'll think about it, no ideas yet..


Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 03:55:13
June2May
Paint2Light

maybe??? the little number in there might be cool?

I don't know. Band names are tough so I feel your pain. ( I'm working on the same thing right now. )  :)

But, yeah, JuneMay without the forward slash is cool. Painting Light is also good but maybe slightly less memorable than the JuneMay name.
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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 13:27:55
I always liked June/May. It's a special and memorable name and I think it fits your style perfectly. If the slash is a problem, why not simply change it to JuneMay?

Painting Light is a nice band name, too. But at first thought it seems a bit ordinary and random to me. Maybe it's just because I'm a creature of habit, but I would prefer your current name. :)


Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 14:10:20
@junemay  I'm kind of wondering about name recognition


Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 19:07:15
Hi you all (@Vince @Mark Luto @Bill from November Sound @Mar T. @Dutchbeat @Rachel_D @MrBouzouki @Leonard Scaper)

wow, I did not expect so many to comment on this rather "small" problem so THANKS A LOT!!!

I see that, surprisingly, most seem to like the current name June/May. I agree, the "duality" of the way how Carina and I make music is indeed much better reflected in the June / May name. The main problem I have with it that searching it on the web leads to everything, starting from a band called "April May June" down to people named June May.

On the other hand, let's face it, who would search for us ;-)

Ok, I will think about it a bit more.... I like the JuneMay idea though - still need to check if the iTunes... naming conventions allow for / or writing JuneMay. Don't want it to be Junemay or June May in the end...

Best,

Fabian



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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 11:58:26
I think you would be alright with JuneMay, which is a great name, and it wouldn't get split as you are a band. You don't see Coldplay as Cold Play, for instance.

But the best Spotify names would surely be "Inspired By Your Recent Listening" or "You Might Also Like". ...that would really freak them out!  ;D

In record shops of old it used to help if you were at the top of the alphabet in your genre - as your album would show up first, or thereabouts, in the display rack. So maybe that was the secret to the success of Abba and ACDC. Not sure how this would work digitally - but if it did work you should be AprilMay !  ;)
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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 00:55:44
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

JuneMay

still sounds great to me

and @MichaelA , i remember the days when we went to record stores

and being in front, alphabetwise, was a great plus
indeed like Abba

but being at the end of the alphabet also worked in those days

like....Yazoo
or...XTC

no really!


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Re: Changing name June/May to ...
Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 11:56:10
Ha ha, very good @Dutchbeat  ;D

But you know, Yazoo would have been at the front of the letter Y shelf, because alphabetically their second letter is an A.

And XTX would have probably been on their own in the X section!

Followed by sole Z people, ZZ Top???

So you need to be Datchbeat really. And I am going to be AMichael, not MichaelA. Glad we have cleared that up!  ;D



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