12/22/2003

Naming Contest

OK, I need help. There's a new project I'm working on that is looking to be really cool - a local music calendar site. I don't want to say too much about it now, since it's still so early in the concept phase. Suffice it to say that the idea is to have a VERY comprehensive local music calendar, with the data supported by 3 input streams (automated data capture from other sites, self-entry by bands, and editorial updates by local editors). It'll track genres, individual artists, venues, etc, and it'll all be geared towards getting people more involved in local music by helping them zero in on their favorite music, as well as to be loyal fans for bands they've seen. Similar to JamBase in some ways, but broader in scope (not just for "jam" music - this will have classical, country, hip hop, tejano, etc.) and with more detailed data. This database will also power other sites as well, as a sort of local music tracking engine.

Here's the problem: I don't know what to name it. I've been thinking for a while, but I'm stumped. I want something weird and catchy, something that reminds you of supporting local music. It also needs to be something that I can get the .com for. I like the idea of a "scout" (it finds good local music for you) or the idea of a "glut" (like, there's almost too much good stuff going on, an embarrasment of riches.) Abstract names are OK too. I don't want it to just be a combination of ordinary words like "LocalMusicCalendar.com" or something. I want it to have some spunk.

So ... help me find a name! Put it in the comments or email me your ideas.

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