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Sunday, 9 August 2009

What's in a name?

Whilst shopping in the city yesterday I picked up a copy of NME (famous British music magazine). Inside there was a feature about the top 50 influential music acts/websites for the future of music. Suddenly, I just saw that name on the page.... Salem. I became very excited!!

But then I read on and I realised that it’s not (our) Salem (Al Fakir) but it’s a group - and here’s where it gets confusing. There is already a death-metal group called Salem, but it’s not them, it’s a completely different group.

So there are now three acts in the musical world called Salem (!)

But for me, only one of them is the future of music :))))))

I just wonder though, if maybe (our) Salem who shortened his artist-name with a view to an international career, may need to become Salem Al Fakir again, if only to distinguish himself from these other acts with the same name??

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salem is easier said all over the world. Hopefully there's more than a name to distinguish them?..

EuropeCrazy said...

Their music is all certainly different - and of course there is no-one like Salem Al Fakir, he is a very unique performer!!

What needs to happen now is for Salem's record company to promote his music all over the world so that the world knows his name - I hope this happens very soon.