Whether you’re an independent artist just thinking about putting out a single, or an up-and-coming musician with a solid following, creating your own music website is a must. It’s an unparalleled way to create your brand and grow your direct-to-fan following online.
Getting started is the easy part - gather up your bio, images, best songs, and a video or two. Once you’ve got that content in place, you’ll be ready to create a website that works to showcase your style online.
This is where a lot of musicians get tripped up. Yes, you’re great at creating melodies and thinking outside the box - but creating a design for your online presence might seem daunting, and out of your wheelhouse.
Music website templates are a way to get your website off the ground, quickly and seamlessly.
Templates for music websites
Why use a music website template as a starting point for your design? A template is guaranteed to adapt beautifully to mobile devices. From there, consider a template as a framework. It’s a structure from which you can customize the bones of a design to your heart’s content, with the peace of mind that your website will load and look great all across the internet.
The good news is, there are loads of choices, and any template can be customized to reflect your sound. You can also change up your design at any time to match a new release, or an upcoming promotional push.
To choose the best template for your music website, take a look at the options and see what stands out. Are you hoping to release new music soon? Look for a template with a call-to-action near the top.
If you have a stellar promotional image, try a template where imagery is the focus. If you have plenty of content to organize, try a template with a simple content area, at full-width. If you like the interesting side-menu feel, choose that - and the rest will come together.
Below I’m taking a look at some of the most popular templates here at Bandzoogle. Each one comes with four preset versions, complete with a color palette and fonts selected by our designers, keeping current web design trends in mind.
These templates are wide open to customize as much as you’d like, but when you begin, select one that catches your eye and see how it works with your images. Every music website template listed here is fully mobile-responsive, meaning they adapt to any screen size without further work on your part. So if your image fits well and looks good, you can change the colors, layout, and fonts from there.
Once you take a look at these templates in action, you may get a better idea for which will work for you!
1. Jacob - a music composer's dream
Jacob is a fresh take on a website template - with a side set title and menu, it’s unique without being confusing to visitors. Using a full-width background image sets this template apart; with a photo of yourself in the background, your content will scroll up over it in a fixed way.
Many music composers gravitate towards the Jacob website template. It’s a blank, clean canvas on which instrumental sounds make their mark. Without a band image at the top, there’s plenty of space to add details about all of your work.
Jacob: a great website template choice for music composers, beat producers, or djs.
Artist using the Jacob template: Jason Adams
2. Synth - a retro feel for high-energy bands
To celebrate the return of New Wave, this 80s inspired website template makes use of funky animated effects to add a little pizzazz. Whether you play classic covers, or create your own sounds, Synth offers a landscape for your music.
Making your navigation stand out is important for any website design; with the Synth template you can set the background color of the menu as a solid bar. This gives structure and support to your page.
With a wide image area at the top, Synth works well if you have lots of imagery to set up your brand. Use it at the top, and in sections throughout your website. It’s also a very versatile choice if you want to use a combination of dark, bold color choices throughout the content area.
Synth: a great website template choice for pop bands, rock bands, and cover bands.
Artist using the Synth template: Flara K.
3. Nadia - classic, subtle, and structured
The Nadia website template is simple, with a structure that adds a defining quality to your website. It features a background image, adjustable page content width, and a call-to-action to demand attention.
This template works well if you have something coming up to promote, such as an album or single release. You’ll need a high quality, horizontal image, and over that you can place a call-to-action to direct your website visitor’s attention.
If you’re a musician with a multifaceted career, this template is a good choice. If you are a music teacher or composer on the side, or if you’re planning to add many pages to your website as you grow (think: crowdfunding or fan subscriptions), Nadia offers space for a wide menu.
Nadia: a great website template choice for classical musicians, music teachers, and songwriters.
Artist using the Nadia template: Marius Noss Gundersen
4. Entourage - perfect pages for press
With the option to add a background image, the Entourage template sets up your website for success right off the bat. Make the most of your imagery in multiple places if you’ve got something new to promote. This template can easily handle plenty of images, videos, and other content without getting too cluttered.
This makes it a good choice if you plan to set up fan subscriptions, or sell band merch directly from your website. There’s room for play within the borders, or you can set your content to full-width to make the most of side-stacked features like photo galleries or a news blog.
You can choose a simple black and white version to create a classic vibe, or customize one of the color palettes to make your music pop. For an even more unique look, use hi-resolution imagery in the background and main header image area as well.
Entourage: a great website template choice for indie bands, folk bands, or cover bands.
Artist using the Entourage template: Car Park Social
5. Vincent - a fun, funky template for musicians
When you see the Vincent template, you’ll know right away if you want to give it a whirl for your own website. It comes with a certain stylistic look because of the simple and stark side menu, and can be used successfully by solo artists or full bands.
The beauty of Vincent lies both in its simplicity and its versatility. To make it your own, start with a great image that commands attention and shows off your style. Then, add a background image to complement your content. These images will appear on every page, with your content to follow in floating sections.
If you’re planning to launch a new album, or your website contains a lot of content (think: record label, band with many releases), this stripped down template may not be for you. It’s ideal for bands starting out, solos artists, or recording studios.
Vincent: a great website template choice for rappers, recording studios, and electronica.
Artist using the Vincent template: Aobaprod
6. Forte - an expansive template for modern music
Two things make the Forte template stand out: the built-in animated scroll effects, and the full-width content area option.
When scrolling down, the header image fades into the background with a subtle color overlay applied on top, giving your website a modern look. Once your visitor has scrolled down, they will also see your content stretching from side to side. This means extra room for your photo galleries, blog posts in columns, or site-wide footer.
Forte features a clean design aesthetic, sans serif fonts, and room to play with the margins. For these reasons, it’s a prime choice for musicians with lots of content. As a very modern take on a website template, this one works well for new, trendy music.
Forte: a great website template for djs, rock bands, and metal bands.
Artist using the Forte template: Athenz
7. Mezzo - structured with a sidebar
To get a slightly different look, the Mezzo template offers a sleek side menu. If you have stunning portrait-style imagery, this template would be a good starting point for you. Your image remains static on the left side while you can load up content on the right. Your music, bio, and more will scroll while your sidebar stays fixed in place, making sure your brand is always top of mind, and your menu is easy to navigate.
This template is ideal for artists with 6 or 7 main pages; any more and it’ll start to get messy. To customize the menu for a different look, set it as a hamburger style.
Mezzo: a great website template choice for solo artists like songwriters, rappers, and producers.
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Artist using the Mezzo template: Malcolm Elliott
8. Anthem - imagery front and center
The Anthem template features a wide open space up front, drawing attention to your band’s image. As long as you have a great hi-resolution image, almost any landscape-style photo will work well with this design.
This website template has a built-in frame that stays in place as you scroll. You can select different start and end colors so that as your visitor navigates down the page, the frame color changes. This animation adds movement to the site, making the content pop even while on the same page.
Just outside the frame there’s a spot for your band name or logo, menu, social media icons, and sitewide music player. You can customize the look with either a thin line around your image or a thick solid border that goes to the edge.
Anthem: a great website template choice for singers. It’s also a great pick for full bands, from jazz to metal and punk rock.
Artist using the Anthem template: Abby Feferman
9. Ghost Note - simple, clean, and super stylish
If your music errs on the complex, or you’ve got a full band and need space for content, the simple Ghost Note template is a great place to begin.
Ghost Note gives room for your content to breathe, making it work well for full bands or labels with multiple artists. With space on the sides and the option to add content in sections, this template focuses the eye to the center where all the important stuff sits. As a super simple template, it’ll highlight your music, latest news, or videos in a clear manner.
It features trendy color palettes and fresh fonts so you can pick one of the preset variations and add your content with minimal worry about design choices.
With a full-width, landscape-style header image, there’s lots of room for band photos or a video at the top. This is also a good choice if you plan to create many pages in your menu.
Ghost Note: a great website template choice for electronica artists, full band, and record labels.
Artist using the Ghost Note template: Max Gumdrop
10. Filter - streamlined with whitespace
There’s something familiar and comfortable about the Filter template. With a square image that plays up your profile, simplicity is the key to success here.
Your main band image takes on a modern, blurred look, sitting stylishly behind a call-to-action created to direct your fans’ attention to your new single, video, or to sign up for your mailing list.
There are four versions to choose from with Filter, most of which feature whitespace in the content area, flanked by sections. With color palettes pre-selected in mint and white, or olive green, this template works well for jazz musicians, soul, or R&B artists.
Use a different image per page to give this template an interesting, varied look. It’s one that works well with lots of colourful content placed against the clean white background.
If you wanted to create an EPK for your music, Filter is a good choice to start with.
Filter: a great website template choice for funk or hip hop artists. It also works well for R&B singers.
Artist using the Filter template: Children of Indigo
11. Frontier - smooth animation for striking pop and classic rock
The Frontier template is perfect for creative types: your imagery will, without question, be front and center. In addition to a huge area for a striking image on the Homepage, your content area can be as wide as you want, making lots of room for images within text, photos, and more media.
The smooth, modern animated effects that scroll in as your website loads gives this template a unique, polished look. The preset palettes vary from subtle to striking, with the option for stacked sections.
This template is well suited for a band that’s bursting off the page, keeping the content background colors simple to showcase colorful merch and music. A great header image that tells your story is essential to bring this template to its full potential.
Frontier: a great website template choice for pop bands, jazz groups, choirs, or rock bands.
Artist using the Frontier template: Attaboy
12. Tonic: branding for music businesses or bands
No header image on hand just yet? No problem. Your name in the center of the white space at the top makes it a focal point instead. Choose a website font that speaks to your style of music here.
Tonic in its default form includes tons of whitespace. For that reason, it’ is a great template for a music-related website, such as a recording studio, teacher, music and/or video production house, or record label. It’ll also work well for a solo artist, especially if you have a large back catalog of music, or plan to use your website as an online resume.
With tons of room, the Tonic template makes it easy to organize your content in a streamlined way. If you’d like to use styled sections to separate out your content, this template is a good choice as well. Add a muted background image or full-color block behind your text; under the simple header area, these sections stack well.
The four variations of this template are markedly different from each other. Choose either a large title, or a bigger than normal menu; give your website a sentence at the top, or leave everything in sleek black and white.
Tonic: a great website template choice for music businesses, record labels, or music teachers.
Artist using the Tonic template: Sophie Bijani
13. Marquee: stacking sections for a singer website
With loads of space up front for a standout image, choosing a header that conveys your music is a must for the Marquee template. Use an image that shows you, and your instrument, and make sure there’s also space around you for perfect mobile sizing as well.
If you’re a solo artist and want your name to stand out as your main brand, this template is a good choice. This works especially well if you’re a singer with a personality to bring across online. Marquee has a very customizable menu, plus bold default palettes (think: blue and yellow sections) to give your website a strong sense of self.
If you plan to add more than 6 or 7 pages, you can make the Marquee template work for you by removing the bar background, allowing your pages to stack in two lines and float over your header image. Just be sure they’re visible by choosing a contrasting font if you go this route.
Marquee: a great template choice for gospel, R&B, or country singers. It also works well for blues artists.
Artist using the Marquee template: Jaleesa Janae
14. Duet - a multitude of music
If you’re looking for something a little different, Duet may be a template to try out. Instead of the typical landscape-style image, Duet works well with a portrait image, even if it’s close-up, like a headshot.
With the Duet template, you have a good chance to direct your visitors' attention. So if you’re serious about selling a new album, promoting fan subscriptions, or building your mailing list, this is a good template to try.
If the mirrored image and text structure catches your eye as a standing point, you can customize the options in a variety of ways to make this template further suit your taste. Menu inside or outside of the header image? Either is fine. Border or no border? No problem. Call-to-action at the top, center or bottom? You choose.
Another good reason to try out the Duet template is if you hve’ve got a lot of music to add. With the borders and section options, your albums will stand out on their own, flowing nicely down the page.
Duet: a great website template for soul artists, country singers, singer-songwriters.
Artist using the Duet template: Ashton Brooke Gill
15. Pulse - plenty of space for music, merch, and more
Pulse is one of ourthe most versatile music templates. With animated title effects, each variation creates a unique look right away. From there you can customize the feel of the template to suit almost any kind of music.
The open header space means that a horizontal image is required for a polished look. Adding a stock photo of a texture or instrument will work well with the Pulse template if needed, especially on the inner pages, which are shorter images by default.
The content area is wide open, lending itself well to content placed in columns. If you’re creating lots of content for your visitors to peruse, Pulse is a good choice.
This template does not offer a call-to-action, so if you’re relying on directing your visitors attention to an upcoming event or release, you’ll want to use the menu, or your Homepage content area for that purpose instead. This template serves well as an online collection of your images, songs, and band bios for press.
Pulse: a great website template for bluegrass bands, country artists, electronic musicians, beat makers.
Artist using the Pulse template: Rock Ridge
16. Echo - perfect for pop band and songwriters
For a double feature that incorporates the look of clean lines, the Echo template gives your website a unique look based on your main image. Its preset palette choices range from colorful to neutral, or classic black and white.
This template features clean fonts that are easy to read over your imagery. Use a call-to-action to mirror your band name at the top, then fill the content area with text and images. It’s a narrow template, with a modern spin, but you’ll want to restrict your pages and content so that it doesn’t scroll endlessly.
One way to get creative with customization here is to style the background with an image filter, or a bit of blur to give it some flair. Then use the colors in your images to add different tones to any sections you please. With the stacked structure of this template, your content becomes easy to sift through quickly.
Echo: a great choice for solo artists and duos.
Artist using the Echo template: Idlewave
To choose which website template might work best for you, think about the imagery you have, and the look you want to create. Then filter through these options to see if any of the design aesthetics catch your eye. From there, creating a mobile-ready website that is customized to your own music is easy to do.
As your online home for your music, your website template should reflect who you are, and we hope these options give you lots of choices to start from.
If you’ve chosen a design that you love, but aren’t sure what kind of content to add, read our comprehensive guide How to make a music website to get an idea of the pages and information you’ll want to include.
It might feel overwhelming, but once you get started, you’ll love the look you can create for your own online home. Don’t forget, you can change your template at any time to get a fresh look that matches your music.
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