35 Inspirational Website Designs from the Music Industry

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Within the music industry there is a great variety in terms of the quality of websites. Some bands have excellent, creative websites, and others have sites that are not so friendly for visitors. In this post we’ll feature 35 websites from the music industry. Some are band websites and others are involved in the music industry in various ways.

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The Blizzards

The Blizzards

Gary Nock

Gary Nock

Jared Campbell

Jared Campbell

Remedy Drive

Remedy Drive

The RGBs

The RGBs

Derek Scholl

Derek Scholl

Dave Barnes

Dave Barnes

George Lazaros

George Lazaros

Umusic.ie

Umusic.ie

The 9513

The 9513

 

Bristol Archive Records

Bristol Archive Records

Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch

Native Tongue Music Publishing

Native Tongue

Concertwire

Concertwire

Evel Merch

Evel Merch

Song Pull

Song Pull

The Jazz Mann

The Jazz Mann

Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot

Rox

Rox

Coke Studio

Coke Studio

Don’t Walk Alone

Don't Walk Alone

Howard Wing

Howard Wing

Hella Music

Hella Music

Monofuse

Monofuse

Grooveshark

Grooveshark

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club

Purevolume

Purevolume

Acceptance

Acceptance

Virb

Virb

Mike Poss

Mike Poss

Suie Paparude

Suie

Billy and Cindy Foote

Billy and Cindy Foote

Margot Blanche


The Wreckers


The London

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  • nice music websites, thanks for the list..

  • Vladimir, March 5, 2009

    Great collection! I have one similar book about Music sites from taschen.com

  • Rishi Luchun, March 5, 2009

    Great post, some really nice sites there, although a few of them look like a standard template design??

  • Timothy, March 5, 2009

    I agree w/ Rishi. Some look like standard table structures. But, a lot of these are pretty slick.

  • Russ Adams - WebDesign.fm, March 5, 2009

    Those are some awesome sites. Almost makes me want to start a band so I can make a site like those for myself. Unfortunately, I can’t sing. :(

  • Kevin, March 5, 2009

    Great list with some very beautiful designs.

  • Matt, March 5, 2009

    “Industrial” design has really taken web design to a new level. It’s nice to see that throwing money at design sometimes actually works. Now give me the money. :-)

  • Shalyn, March 6, 2009

    This is a cool article. I always love music industry websites, they are fun to create as they are very artistic and heavy on flash. Very creative.

  • web development, March 6, 2009

    What a great insipiration website design all are from music industry, i enjoy the post.

  • seo london, March 6, 2009

    Hi,

    All Designs are really good, i like that all,

    Thanks

  • Ken the tech, March 6, 2009

    I’m really amazed about the creativity involved in these themes :)

  • Devid.H, March 6, 2009

    Very beautiful, thanks for share.

  • Ryandc, March 6, 2009

    The prodigy should be on the list: http://www.theprodigy.com/. Graphicly rich, while being really useable too. Great design!

  • Josh, March 6, 2009

    A lot of creative sites, but I wonder how many of them actually increase sales, which is supposed to be the purpose.

  • Myke, March 7, 2009

    @Josh – “Increasing sales” is not always the purpose of a website. Especially for a musician. How about keeping fans informed and developing a relationship with them and most of all sharing music?

  • Harry, March 7, 2009

    It’s amazing to know that some of them are powered by WordPress.

    Thanks for the list.

  • Jones, March 7, 2009

    Wow! Awesome sites. I’m just learning to build sites using Justin Tadlock’s Hybrid and Bliss theme frameworks. (No affiliation) Maybe these sites don’t increase sales but they are attention getting and thereby get more traffic. More traffic leads to higher page rankings leads to advertisers that will pay to advertise on your site. For a good example of this do a google search ” how Plenty of fish conquered online dating”. The guy is a multi-millionaire from paid ads.

  • Camilo Oliveira, March 7, 2009

    Pearl Jam has also a great website.

  • calgarc, March 8, 2009

    you forgot Stereofame http://www.stereofame.com

  • Wow. There’s so much talent out there. Love how WordPress is powering so many of these sites.

  • Web Templates, March 8, 2009

    Many of these designs are not search friendly. That is something that should be kept in mind when designing IMO.

  • LeapGo Web Design, March 10, 2009

    I love how most of these sites have a great balance of aesthetics and cleanliness. I also agree with Andy, WordPress is awesome!

  • Site Ekle, April 3, 2009

    Wonderful and great designs. But i like so much Remedy Drive design. It began too creative.

  • Kelly, May 29, 2009

    It always depends. All the designs are good but most of them are too overburdened. Purevolume is the best in my opinion

  • Singer's Spotlight, May 30, 2009

    Thanks,
    I really enjoyed looking at these websites.

  • boy, June 29, 2009

    Hi I like all designs.

  • Joe T, July 17, 2009

    Margot Blanche was my favorite. Sexy cover and cool tune with the old Roaring 20’s intro then into smooth contemporary.

  • Music Studio Leeds, October 20, 2009

    something for most tastes

  • EHR, October 21, 2009

    I like the looks of them… But as a web designer, a lot of these sites are extremely terrible. I don’t mean to be negative, but someone’s got to do it… And the more the amatures know, the better.

    One example, “The Blizzards” website, looks good yes… But what’s a good website if A. it isnt remotely cross-browser compatible (view their page using IE 7/8 or Opera), B. on main-stream browsers, half the stuff on the site doesn’t work properly.

    1. Put some roll-overs on links and buttons… You can’t tell what you are looking at statically and what is user-interactive.
    2. Use lightbox or shadowbox to play your embedded flash videos… For example, you have 9 videos you want to show off? Put a small thumb, and when you click on the small thumb, you launch a full-sized video. Minimization is far sexier in modern web practices.

    Making a site look good is worthless if it doesn’t function properly. Nuff with the good looks and let’s get some actual functionality. Myspace layouts are dead people.

  • Music Community, February 1, 2010

    How come all 35 site is awesome to the max? I can’t really decide the best one. They’re all equally stunning.

  • spooky, August 15, 2010

    The londonband website is already shut down. so much for being inspirational.

  • Nikunj, August 22, 2010

    Was searching for music blog that have hip design did not find many, but your list is superb.

  • william, June 8, 2013

    Thanks,
    This list is superb really enjoyed looking at these websites. not so hip hop only but all.
    thanks

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