For bands, DJs and musicians looking to get their own website and increase their online exposure there are several excellent music, band and event based wordpress themes that have recently been released that are well worth looking at. Bands & artists with existing websites would also be advised to check out some of the new wordpress themes specifically focused on promoting bands music and gigs as their design and blogging ability can beat many stand alone html designs. These wordpress templates can also be easily adapted into event only websites that are ideal for music venues or festivals.
The themes below have not be categorised onto either band website templates or event website templates – many are interchangeable due to the various page templates and features that can be used or simply deactivated. However, it is worth thinking about what features and functionality you require before drawing up a shortlist. Some have the ability to integrate with WooCommerce to sell promotional goods, CDs, T-shirts, tickets etc, some will have excellent interactive calendars and others will have well designed templates that allow the easy integration of soundcloud.
Responsive designs (i.e. layout adapts to screen size) are also more important than ever so make sure you test any theme on different screen sizes before you buy it. Many will have different screen size icons in the header or their demos so click them if you don’t have a iphone, ipad, galaxy phone etc to check them on. Finally, if you really like a design but feel it lacks a certain feature check if you can just get a plugin for that element – it is normally the best way to do things so you can be sure of keeping the functionality even if you changes themes.
Updated: 5th March 2014.
Beatheaven is a great wordpress theme for DJs and festivals. It embedded audio player is awesome and it has a very cool upcoming events section where events are listed in a stylish vertical timeline. Coupled with its album and blog templates it really is a very slick and stylish theme that would impress the majority of music fans.
Berliner is a new wordpress music theme recently released by CSSIgniter. It stylish design is great for musicuans, bands and DJs to showcase their upcoming gigs, news, merchandise, videos and tracks. It includes a custom audio player and custom post types including show artists, discography, albums, videos, photo Galleries, important items and events.
Dark n Gritty
As the name suggests, Dark n Gritty is music related theme that is more grungy and indie looking than others. It is produced by the specialised music and band theme developer Fox Hound Themes. It is a retina ready responsive theme designed to show off music and events with attitude.
Music Theme is the ultimate WordPress theme for playing, selling and watching music. This awesome responsive theme includes loads of features and designs that a band, venue or musician would need on their website. Its WooCommerce plugin lets you sell your music to your fans and followers. Meanwhile, you can also list your discography and your tour dates, while playing audio. It’s highly customizable with features such as: responsive layout, custom widgets, custom header, custom menu, custom background and more.
Another very cool band theme by Fox Hound Themes, Indyfest is styling is designed to suit indie, rock, folk and alternative bands, musicians and festivals. It is very flexible and enables soundcloud tracks to be embedded easily.
Musikoo– Music WooCommere WordPress Theme
Created by Tokokoo, Musikoo is a premium wordpress theme designed specifically to be a musician’s or band’s official website. It has a unique CD shaped thumbnails and supports the WooCommerce plugin allowing you to sell your music with ease (assuming it is any good!).
Harmony is a clean and flexible wordpress theme for musicians and bands that are touring or have regular gigs. This template theme has various music and band related features including the ability to embed, list events, sell merchandise and easily upload photos and videos.
Fuse Music is a flexible premium WordPress theme that can function both as a site for bands and artists or a blog/mini magazine about the music industry. You can choose between a dark and light skin, depending on how you want to brand your site. There are also flexible customizations such as: 4 different page layouts, threaded comments, built-in events manager, 3 custom post types, SoundCloud support, Vimeo and YouTube support, 3 custom blog layouts, 2 custom homepages and more.
Give your band’s online presence an extra kick with this stunning theme built with the Bootstrap framework. Applause will present all your information and content in one eye-catching and minimal page that’s sure to engage your fans. It’s great for any band, musician, DJ, organizer, producer, or label that wants a flashy and entertaining website. Some features include: events management system with Gmap, responsive design, 360UI music player, unique gallery style, translation ready and more.
Brooklyn Indie Band
Are you an indie band looking to break into the mainstream? Or, are you the type who just wants to create beautiful music without the fame? Either way, the Brooklyn Indie Band is the must-have premium responsive WordPress theme for indie bands everywhere. The design is very modern and hip, embodying a youthful vibe. You’ll get various awesome theme styles and colour actions so you can customize the site to match your band’s style. The layout is crisp, and you’ll get it all in a PSD layout file. Don’t worry, they’ve included a step-by-step guide to help you manage your content
The name says it all. Clubber is the theme for nightclubs, DJs and club music fans. Organize your all-night parties with Clubber’s event manager. You can display each event with their own map, the duration and we wouldn’t want to forget ticket availability. Other features are: audio player, music sharing, 8 custom widgets, 2 skins (light and dark) and much more.
Music products are a dime a dozen online. What you need to make your products stand out is a WordPress theme with attitude. And what better way to do that than use Encore, a stylish and flashy one-page parallax scrolling theme. The full-screen homepage will dazzle and wow your visitors the moment they open your site, encouraging user engagement in the process. It comes with: AJAX newsletter signup, AJAX contact form, responsive design, Lightbox and more.
I Love Rockband
The name may imply it’s a WordPress theme for rockbands only, but you can customize it according to your needs, or genre. The flat design is modern and can be tweaked to suit your music. For instance, you can choose between two skins, light and dark. It also has different custom graphics for you to choose from. Other features are: responsive design, tracks management, albums management, events management and more.
If flat design is more your style, check out LA-Band. This responsive theme relies on flat elements to simplify the interface. The result is a music site that is easy to navigate and browse through. Its elegant and powerful look is suited for bands, musicians, DJs, producers, as well as artists, photographers, fashion designers and the like. Some other features are: 25 predefined colour schemes, full-width audio player, custom shortcodes generator, 16 custom templates and more.
Muse is one of the most powerful themes on this list. The design is strong with its flat and bold elements. The layout, you have everything you need within reach; no more scrolling here. The features are jam packed with the likes of: responsive layout, retina-ready, unlimited colours, translation ready, touchable full screen slideshow with videos, touchable Lightbox for image viewing, 22 musically-oriented social networks (all located in the homepage!), WooCommerce support and much more. It’s perfect for anyone in the world of music.
Muzak is a great theme that will do pretty much anything and everything for bands, musicians, and DJs. It has wonderful management tools like events management, discography management, video management, photo gallery management, and artists management. Sell your merchandise with the popular WooCommerce plugin. Other features are: responsive layout, recurring events and show lyrics to your songs, SoundManager 2 audio player and more.
Solo artists, you are not alone. If you ever need a personal website to showcase your music, here’s Original Singer. You will look cool and fresh with this theme’s modern design. Features like the responsive layout, SEO-ready, commenting system, and others, are all ready to make you and your music a star.
If you’re the type of artist that wants a clean and minimal page for your music, look no further, Shaken Encore is here for you. This premium music WordPress theme takes design back down to basics with its simple layout and uncluttered look. But that doesn’t mean the features are minimal. It’s built on the AudioTheme framework, meaning it supports gigs, discography and videos. You can also create a playlist with a custom audio player and place it on your site’s sidebar.
Time to take your music on a world tour, or should we say, online tour. Let your fans know what’s up with your band with the help of 6 custom widgets like: upcoming tour dates, latest photos and videos, latest album, newest videos and the latest news. If they really can’t get enough of you, they can buy band merchandise through your site using the WooCommerce WordPress plugin. It’s a powerful theme that can help start a strong online following!
You can definitely feel the vibe with this one. StereoClub will get your adrenaline pumping with its stunning visuals and sleek – not to mention crisp – layout. This responsive premium WordPress theme will look great on websites for nightclubs, DJs and music events. Other features are: audio player with playlist, 5 custom post types, 12 custom widgets, and more.
Flycase – Complete Music Solution for WordPress Theme
Flycase is a professional and easy-to-use Music WordPress Theme. It is highly and easily customizable, ready for all devices, simple to set up and e-commerce ready.Whether you are a professional or not, Flycase music theme includes all features you would hope for as a band or music label, to present, promote and sell music online.
Banda – Music Magazine WordPress Theme
Banda wordpress theme allows the easy integration of HTML5 video and audio and has a quality events counter. It is built on bootstrap 3 ensuring a responsive fluid layout.
Beatheaven Premium WordPress Music Theme
A responsive music WordPress theme for artists or event planners that want to stand out in front of the competition.
Metric: Music Band Responsive WordPress Theme
Metric is a great WordPress theme for all who love music, such as music bands, musicians, DJs, producers, labels or organizers of events and festivals. This theme has amazing modern and fresh design that will never get tired of you and your fans. You can easily adapt the design and add in events, albums, galleries and videos. As it is wordpress, this theme will also be a great blogging tool. The theme can be displayed on all devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops) and the clean code is SEO optimised.
RockWall WordPress Music Theme
This theme has many useful widgets for displaying content in an attractive way including GK Comments, GK Image Show, GK News Show Pro, GK Tabs and GK Title Overlay.
Vibration – Responsive Music & Events Theme
Vibration is a responsive premium music & event’s theme with a page builder and loads of options. Vibration also comes with 2 premium sliders (Revolution Slider and LayerSlider) and an Event countdown (over $30′s in value).
Nite Pop – Music Band/Artist WordPress Theme
NitePop is a wordpress theme specially designed for Bands and music websites. This template is easy to modify and ready to be up and running out of the box.
Montreal – WooCommerce Powered Music Theme
Montreal is a WooCommerce 2.0 powered WordPress theme for musicians. You can easily add music, events, photos and products to this template. Montreal uses a completely fluid layout which works on all devices and supports high resolution iconography.
SoundAnimal Entertainment WordPress Theme
SoundAnimal is an wordpress theme that includes integrated audio and video and event based page templates.
SoundMaster – Premium Responsive WP Music Magazine
Rock Palace – a Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Rock Palace is a responsive music and portfolio WordPress Theme that has load of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme.
Soundstage – WordPress Theme For Bands/Musicians
The Soundstage theme for bands has an impressive slider and slick home page layout. It offers a complete website including MP3 streaming with online store, discography, photos, videos, tour dates, and blogs.
Selling T-shirts, music and tickets can all be managed completely within your WordPress back-end as it can integrate with the WooCommerce plugin.
Musica – Responsive WordPress WooCommerce Theme
Brooklyn Indie Band – Responsive WordPress Theme
Brooklyn Indie Band is modern, pretty, clean and elegant as you can see from the homepage screenshot above. It is worth checking out the demo to see the soundcloud integration and attractive layout.
Strings Music Magazine WordPress Theme
Strings is a powerful wordpress magazine style theme with a music focus. It has more more than 70 customization options you can improve your look and be unique on the web!
Live! – Music WordPress Theme
Live! is a WordPress Theme or a band or label who who to promote, demo and sell sounds online. It is fully customizable and the layout adapts to any device, from very wide desktop screens to small smartphones.
K-BOOM – Events & Music Responsive WordPress Theme
Club88 – Premium Music WordPress Theme
Club88 is another great website template for bands, musicians, DJs and everyone involved in the music or entertainment business. It can be integrated with wooCommerce 2.0 and it comes with layered PSDs files for easy image editing.
Fuse Music – Premium Music WordPress Theme
Fuse Music is a premium wordpress themes for bands and musicians though it can be used for multiple multimedia websites such as blogs, or as a general all purpose CMS.
Rock Band – Awesome Music Template
Rock Band theme comes with event and caleneder management and WooCommerce support for selling all your merchandise. Audio and video can be easily integrated and it comes with loads of customisation options.
Wayne – Music WordPress Theme
Wayne is a responsive, feature-rich theme for recording artists, record labels, and others in the music industry. It features continuous audio play while navigating to different site pages. Several music relevant custom post types are packaged with this theme, along with intuitive user interfaces to manage custom posts. The theme dashboard has an extensive list of options for site customization (i.e. fonts, colors, images and widgets).
StereoClub / Music WordPress Theme
The StereoClub is another quality premium and modern WordPress Theme ideal for Music & Events, Bands, DJs, NightClubs and other music related websites. The responsive design makes it easily usable with any device.
Tuned Balloon – Music WordPress Theme
Tuned Balloon is an attractive and intuitive theme with a flexible layout that looks great on any device, big or small. Tuned Balloon theme uses basic, core WordPress options (pages,post,categories) to create site that is easy to use for wordpress newbies as well as more seasoned wordpress ninjas.
IronBand – Responsive Music & DJ WordPress Theme
IronBand is the perfect WordPress theme for bands, musicians and DJs. Everything is in the details. The design is unique and comes with layered PSD. The theme includes all major features: Events & Gigs, HTML5 audio Player, YouTube Videos, News, Discography, Photos and Biography and even a Booking section.
Drury Lane-Theme For Musicians And Bands + Intro
Drury Lane theme has a rare vertical sectioned website that some musicians or record labels may love. It has all the main features you would expect and it is worth seeing the demo to see the page transitions in action and cool side navigation bar.
Music WordPress Template – For Musicians / Artists
Brooklyn Indie Band – Responsive WordPress Theme
Nightlife WordPress Theme
I Love Rockband – Music Band WordPress Theme
Trio – Band WordPress Theme
Kontrol WordPress Theme
Kontrol is a feaure rich WordPress theme for DJs, music artists, bands, radio stations and everyone in the music business. Lots of use and imagery and well laid out events calendar.
LabelPro – Responsive Music WordPress Theme
LabelPro is worth checking out if you are a record label owners and music producers – the designers have focused on these 2 business for this theme.
SoundWave – The Music Vibe WordPress Theme
SoundWave has a well designed integrated music player and has also integrated upcoming events, artist info, photos and videos well.
LA-BAND – Music Band Premium WordPress Theme
LA-BAND works well for music based artists as well as photographers and other creative types due to its imagery showcasing.
StereoSquared Premium WordPress Music Theme
StereoSquared is a responsive WordPress theme for DJs, music artists, bands, radio stations and everyone in the music business looking for a stylish website.
Soundboard – a Premium Music WordPress Theme
Soundboard is a powerful music WordPress theme with special features for bands and solo artists. This template enables you to display your tour dates, discography, videos, images and sell your band’s merchandise – it has pretty much everything you need for a band website.
This theme is all about your fans. Next to the news section your fans will find all the important stuff right on the homepage thanks to 7 custom widgets: upcoming tour dates, newest album, latest pictures, latest videos, twitter feed,
Clubber – Events & Music WordPress Theme
Clubber is a wordpress theme focused towards DJ’ss and clubbers. It’s simple to use and personalize and comes loaded with tools for events management and sharing music, videos and much more.
Nocturnal: Premier Audio WP Theme
Nocturnal is an audio/music focused theme that is geared towards nightclubs and/or bands. The featured content is built to support posters and flyers.
Americanaura has that classy and timeless look about it that would suit jazz, blues and even country music websites. It’s also built on the AudioTheme framework; meaning functionality-wise, it’s has the flexibility to suit any musician’s needs. Americanaura may be on the classic side, but it has modern features like responsive design and a customizable marquee and pinboard.