It has become essential for emerging artists and bands to keep their fans updated. Most rely on their social media profiles such as twitter, facebook, etc. However as you grow, it becomes essential to have a website. WordPress is the best platform to setup a website for bands, musicians, and music lovers. In this article, we will highlight the best WordPress themes for bands and musicians that has all the right features to promote their music.
In order to use any of these designs, you would need to have a WordPress site setup. If you do not have a website, then you can utilize WPBeginner’s Free WordPress Setup Service or you can install WordPress yourself.
Modern Mag is a magazine style WordPress theme that comes with different color variations. It is fully responsive and adjusts the layout to fit any device or screensize. It also comes with easy to use Theme Customizer, custom page templates, and menus. It is designed to be SEO friendly and super fast which makes it a really good choice if you want to embed videos, audio, or add lots of images. Social media integration is built right into theme. Modern Mag allows you to quickly set up a beautiful website in minutes.
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Americanaura is a customizable WordPress theme that’s easy to use for artists and intuitive for fans. Built on an AudioTheme framework, it has all the awesome features for the artists such as content management for photos, videos, and articles. Gigs and Venues management which allows you to keep your fans updated with live performances, tour dates, and venue information. It also allows you to assemble your own album information, assign tracks, plugin your covert art, etc. Some other features include video galleries, widgets for tracks, records, videos, and more.
3. Faded Theme
Faded Theme is a purpose-built WordPress Theme developed specifically for bands. It has a built-in HTML5 Audio Player and support for videos and photo albums. It also has Facebook comments enabled and a Twitter widget to display your latest tweets. Faded Theme has a customizble top slider for the home page and the “Latest Album” showcase.
Blocco is a unique block style theme great for blogs, portfolios, and media. Built on an AudioTheme framework, it has all the awesome features for the artists such as content management for photos, videos, and articles. Gigs and Venues management which allows you to keep your fans updated with live performances, tour dates, and venue information. It also allows you to assemble your own album information, assign tracks, plugin your covert art, etc. Some other features include video galleries, widgets for tracks, records, videos, and more. Blocco is build with HTML5 and includes microformats for various types of content thus providing you with maximum on-page SEO.
Soundstage Theme for Musicians, Bands and Music Websites has support for streaming music, videos, photo albums. It has the support for uploading your music files in albums. Apart from all the features that a band website would need, it comes with all the regular features of a premium WordPress theme.
Slipmat is a music theme for DJs and music artists. One feature of this theme is the placement of the music player at the top of every page which looks nice and works great too. Slipmat has support for multimedia formats so you can share your music, photos, and videos. You can also publish and manage tour dates and use social media widgets to stay in touch with your audiences.
Harmony is a band theme by Elegant Themes. It is designed specifically for band websites and comes with many built-in features that a band might need. It has support for handling audio files, video showcases, managing events and tours, and keeping fans engaged. Apart from these features, it also has the regular Elegant Theme features such as widgets, shortcodes, page templates, theme customizer, and color choices.
Built upon the Genesis Theme Framework, Amped is a Band theme developed by StudioPress. It has event management, promotional tools, video and image showcases and ability to handle your audio files. All of this is built upon the rock solid code base and powerful theme customization options.
As the name suggests Magazine is a magazine style WordPress theme. However, we have picked it because it has the features and style of a a music website. It can handle slideshows and multimedia, at the same time it is also readable. Magazine is built upon Genesis Theme Framework and comes packed with tons of customization options.
Garageband WordPress theme comes packed with tons of features purposefully built for a band website. It has album and track management system with an HTML5 audio player. It has a fan powered gallery where fans can upload photos and you can approve them to be published on your site. Apart from that it has all the premium theme features that you might need such as custom headers, logo, widgets, multiple color and layout choices.
Event theme is designed to promote events and ideal for band tours and keeping up with fans. It comes with a Calendar to schedule your events. A separate layout that lists all your events. Multiple sliders on the main page and multiple page templates. It also has custom widgets, shortcodes, theme customization panel and multiple color choices.
We hope that you will find this showcase of best WordPress themes for bands and musicians to be useful. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.