, establised 1997

How much does it cost?

A one-off, lifetime registration fee of $15.00 ensures your claim to the name will remain visible in the event of any name conflict claims and alert other artists of your active status. In addition you will have full access to all our unique member services.

Why register?

Establishing prior usage is a key component in protecting your name and avoiding unwelcome legal challenges. The Worldwide Registry notifies artists and labels where potential territorial name conflicts exist and registers your historical claim to 'name' usage. Our intention to establish "Prior Usage" and "Goodwill" will be archived in perpetuity and featured in the following:

World Wide Bandname Registry' Online Search
This unique database displays historical records of prior usage of a name and displays data for Music Industry members wishing to clarify the active or passive status of a given name.

World Wide Band and Artist Directory' Trade Publication
This three-volume publication featuring your 'Name' is lodged with the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the British Reference Library in London. Bandname is used extensively by Music and Entertainment Industries as a guide to 'Name' activity with the intention of avoiding expensive legal challenges over territorial name conflict.

The Band & Artist directory

The Worldwide Band and Artist directory is published and submitted to the Washington Library of Congress along with the British Reference Library as a guide to global name activity.

Important new feature

Avoid lengthy and expensive legal disputes by registering each band member's interest in your band's name. Bandname gives you the power to quickly and easily ensure each artist of your choosing has a registered interest, helping you avoid surprise claims later.

FREE Member Benefits..

Registration also grants you lifetime access to the many business tools developed exclusively for the benifit of our members, including opportunities to participate in Beta test trials of some of the most advanced software platforms prior to their release. These features are accessible via your account page after registration is completed.

Upon completion of your registration you can download the official dated certificate confirming your registration.