Every band and musician needs to have an effective website. Established and popular bands must be able to communicate with their fans, promote their live performances and tours, and offer audio clips or sell their music. Smaller bands that are working hard to get their big break will need to use their website to spread the word and to help make people more aware of their music.
Since many bands are working with limited budgets, having a quality website hasn’t always been easy. Fortunately, there are now a number of quality WordPress themes that have been created specifically for bands. With the help of any of these themes a band can have a professional-looking website for less than $100.
In this post we’ll take a look at 17 of the best WordPress themes for bands.
Band Name (FREE)
The Band Name website template is a completely free and fully responsive website template built in HTML format. The minimal layout along with the simple color scheme makes this template a perfect fit no matter what type of band you have. Also, this template is fully customizable with all of the necessary pages for a band’s website, so just add your photos, images, and songs to this template to create a custom website for your band.
Soundstage from MintThemes is a great choice for any band. It uses a clean design and has all the features a band will need. It integrates with WooCommerce to provide e-commerce functionality for selling music and merchandise. The homepage uses a stylish slider, and the theme also includes an HTML5 audio player.
The Faded theme by MintThemes uses a very nice design that can help to make any band website look more professional. Features include an HTML5 audio player, a homepage slider, multiple page templates, and more.
Elegant Themes members get access to Harmony, a great theme for bands. The $39 price listed is for the membership to Elegant Themes, which includes access to more than 75 WordPress themes. Harmony can be edited using the Theme Customizer, which gives the user control over colors and custom background images. It features a responsive design, includes many shortcodes, and provides e-commerce functionality.
Live! is available for purchase at ThemeForest. It features a fluid and responsive layout, 3 different skins (dark, light, and grunge), e-commerce functionality through PayPal, shortcodes, custom widgets, a show list, and much more.
Music Pro ($50)
Music Pro, available at ThemeForest, comes with 4 different skins, a theme options panel, custom widgets, e-commerce integration with PayPal, and more.
Bandzone users can customize the theme using the color settings in the theme admin panel. You can also upload your own background images and icons to further customize your site.It uses an adaptive layout to provide an optimal experience on multiple devices.
Muzak, available at ThemeForest, uses a responsive layout built on the Skeleton framework. The theme is compatible with WooCommerce to offer e-commerce functionality. It includes an events manager to help with promoting live shows and tours. Other features include audio management, video management, and more.
Soundboard is a theme for musicians that can be purchased at ThemeForest. With this theme you can manage tour dates, post videos and photos, and you have control over the look of the theme. It comes with dark and light skins. You can upload your own background image and logo, choose from over 500 fonts, and more.
Rockit Now ($45)
Rockit Now, available at ThemeForest, features a responsive design that will present a better user experience on tablets and smartphones. Features include event management, album and track management, gallery management, slider management, and more.
Dark & Gritty ($79)
Dark & Gritty from Foxhound Band Themes comes in 4 different colors, includes a slider, GigPress styling, and more.
Night Music Theme ($79)
Night Music Theme by Foxhound Band Themes uses a beautiful dark design. You can also change the colors to suit your own needs. It uses a responsive design and also is compatible with WooCommerce.
The Grammy Theme ($79)
Foxhound Band Theme’s Grammy Theme uses a nice wood background and a very nice design to give any band a great-looking website. The wood background is just one option, as the theme comes with 7 other choices. The features include a slider, SoundCloud integration, social media integration, and more.
Unsigned, from WooThemes, uses a large background image and transparency to create an interesting look. Since it is from WooThemes it only makes sense that Unsigned is WooCommerce compatible for selling music and merchandise. It also features a responsive design, events module, discography module, SoundCloud integration, custom typography, and more.
Soundcheck from Press75 is a great choice for anyone looking to display audio content with WordPress.
Amped, from StudioPress, is a child theme for the Genesis framework (the price listed includes the framework and the child theme). It features 6 different layout options, a theme options panel, and more.
Brooklyn is from Gorilla Themes and it features a homepage slider, and audio/video module, social media integration, and more.
Garage Band ($39)
Garage Band from UpThemes features an HTML5 audio player, album and track management, a homepage slider, GigPress integration, SoundCloud integration, fan-powered photo galleries, and more. The price listed is for a one-year membership to the UpThemes theme club, which includes access to 20+ themes and plugins.
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