WordPress music themes are among the most popularly searched themes as they allow bands and musicians a way of communicating effectively with their fans. Whether it is a new release, a new gig, or a festival event that you will be appearing at you need to let those that love your music know that it is on so they will buy tickets and attend.
In the list below we have curated some of the very best premium WordPress themes for musicians, they have been selected in no particular order but they are updated often.
If you are looking specifically for WordPress themes for DJs – check out this post!
We take every care to only include music themes that are easy to use and from reputable theme companies where the quality of the product and support is a priority.
If you are looking to create a music orientated website using WordPress than you should be able to find what you are looking for below.
Bodega is a drag and drop theme builder with over 30 demos (Tune is one of these demos). All demos and content can easily be imported, and because of the nature of this theme elements on the other demos that you like can also easily be added to give your website that totally unique look and feel.
The ‘Grammy Theme’, or as it has recently been renamed the ‘Artist of The Year’ theme is perhaps my favorite theme dedicated solely to musicians. The themes come equipped with 5 backgrounds to help express the vibe you are looking for (wood, concrete, amp mesh, underwater, velvet, ghost, crosshatch turquoise, crosshatch red). A really stunning theme that will definitely separate you from the rest. Just look at that cool footer!
While this theme could be used for many different niche products it has been specifically built with musicians and events in mind.
This theme allows you to embed a music player, or create a full video background of you performing.
The theme comes with a powerful page builder that will ensure you get the look you want without having to touch a single line of code.
A modern theme that ensures the music is at the forefront of the design.
This theme offers a number of options and allows you to use the background of your choice by either using one of the predefined backgrounds or the ability to upload your own with ease.
Also, you can test drive the themes front end as well as administration options by simply requesting a test drive (please see the sales page for details).
Amp has been built as a minimalist theme either with dark background, or light background for your music project. The theme boasts a built in audio player, 100+ Google web fonts, social sharing capabilities to help you grow your fans over the numerous networks, a booking form and many more besides.
Berliner is a stylishly modern theme built for anyone associated with the music industry, whether you are a band, solo musician, or night club owner you may want to consider this theme to help you pull in the customers.
Key features include: a mobile friendly responsive design, custom audio player with SoundCloud support, gigs and events, post types for artists, discography, video, and photo galleries, theme options panel, shortcodes, and a lot more besides.
A traditional music theme with a rock edge. This Genesis child theme has been designed to allow the bands using it to showcase music, sell merchandise, play videos & promote upcoming events. This theme requires you to purchase the Genesis framework before it can be successfully used.
Price: $49.95 (plus Genesis framework which is sold separately)
A superb theme for your musical project. Fully responsive with amazing features such as an event planner & built in music player.
This theme from Web Savvy Marketing offers a more traditional design for those not in the rock music scene. Ideal for folk, country, and even classical musicians. This is a Genesis child theme so you would be required to purchase the Genesis framework from Studiopress. If you need some explanation of what a child theme is please refer to this post.
Price: $49.95 (plus Genesis framework sold separately)
Tuned Balloon has been billed as an easy to use theme that looks great on any device.
A WordPress theme that screams indie band. The perfect package for anyone looking for the perfect website with perfect features.
A theme that has been built to be easily customized. This amazing theme can be used with BuddyPress to create amazing music orientated community’s of fans or musicians.
A much nicer theme that my poor screenshot can show- check out the real demo before making a final decision on this one.
There is a bit of a whacky vibe to this band theme that has been specifically designed for indie rockers, folk artists, and festivals. It offers a huge number of customization options, including eight different backgrounds, and a choice of seventeen main colors, as well as fifteen accent colors. Allow your visitors to play your music at their leisure.
A darker alternative for those bands looking to break into the indie or modern punk scene is offered by the ‘night music’ theme. Amazingly this theme not only looks really good but has options to ensure you can collect their email addresses so you can contact them again in the future- a big gig or a single release perhaps?
A rockier theme for sure. Let your fans listen to your favorite tracks straight from your website, while keeping them up to date on the latest shows, releases, or musical direction. A great widget for adding your upcoming shows is included.
A great theme for showcasing video, images, music, and the band members themselves. The sound stage music theme also offers somewhere that you can sell band merchandise (optional) straight from your own website.
Matrix is a WordPress theme that works hand in hand with your social marketing efforts. You can create guest lists & sell tickets online for your upcoming events. Guests can easily sign up and pay for tickets – you collect their email addresses for future gigs using Mail Chimp. Your guest list can be easily printed off from the WordPress dashboard – simply pass this to your door staff.
Again, this WordPress theme was not specifically designed for those looking for a website for their band, but with its dark colors, fantastic placement of photography & ability to place a large video directly on your home page you could do a lot worse. In addition, you will likely be one of only a few bands worldwide to have the idea of putting this stunning theme to such a use – your welcome!
One of the few band themes that cuts the mustard from Themeforest. Giving you all the features that a you may expect from a theme dedicated to the love of music.
Another theme that could be a perfect fit for either a band, or a record label. This theme has thought of virtually everything so if you like the look of the demo you are bound to be able to manipulate it to your likeing. You can also easily host your own videos with the use of JW Player (which is free for non-commercial use).
Arguably one of the best looking themes in the bundle. If you want a modern WordPress theme to showcase your bands talent this is probably it. With a solid 5 star rating you can be sure that you are not only getting a great music theme, but also first class support to help make your website a reality.
Eventure is a theme dedicated to events, whether you are a band, musician or DJ you may want to publicise your tour or single gigs. This theme has an edge, and brings back fonts that is reminiscent of the punk era.
The theme has been specifically built with nightclubs, DJ’s & bands in mind. Though really any event could be promoted using this design. The theme is fully resonsive and looks great on all mobile devices.
The theme offers unlimeted color variations, is fully multi-lingual and has a built in MP3 player to help you showcase your music.
So there it is, our list of music WordPress themes that we think are going to be a huge hit in 2014. Bookmark this page as we are likely to update this post often – and when we do you can guarantee that we will have added even more impressive music theme for you to choose from.
Do you have a favorite that has not been included? If so let us know in the comments below.