I’ve always agonised over names for releasing music. Sometimes I just want to use my own name for everything and other times I want a different name for each project that has a different audience or feel. I think it’s quite a common problem.
“Mark Hadley” is not a great name for releasing music as it’s fairly common, there are already a couple of Mark Hadleys on the streaming platforms so you have that complexity to deal with. I will release future sound work under my own name but it’s nice to have a few alternatives for music.
Most recently I’ve been using “Autophon” on SoundCloud and it has served me well but it does have a definite feel – electronic and “Kraftwerk-ish”. There will be new Autophon work soon but my latest work is not like that, it’s more mellow, lo-fi, ambient – so I felt Autophon was not right and so I’m now releasing work under a second name as well – “The Listening Station”.