Command attention right away with the new Empire template. With its focus on a featured image, perfectly reflected in the header background, Empire is the best template for bands and musicians with something to say. From EPs and singles, tours and residencies, stir up your fans’ curiosity with this stunning template.
Enter the spotlight
Featuring a thumbnail image that’s reflected in a landscape background, the Empire template is perfect for musicians with upcoming and ongoing releases. If you’ve created some amazing album artwork, place it in the header thumbnail, then adjust the thumbnail border and background options for a truly customized look.
With options like drop shadows, image filters, border colors, and an adjustable header height, the sky’s the limit with Empire. Try expanding your header height to the max and remove the image blur to set the stage for your featured image.
For your inner pages, change the thumbnail image to define the content and make each page special, or keep the image the same for a more cohesive look.
Draw the right attention
Layered above the background on the homepage is a direct call-to-action, which can be used to promote your latest single, blog updates, or even a mailing list signup. Choose the blur effect on the background image to let your call-to-action be a clear opportunity for fans to engage with you.
The Empire template has plenty of customization options for the call-to-action, including border sizes, a background color, and more. Incorporate colors from your header image into these options to make an aesthetically pleasing palette!
If you don’t want to use a call-to-action, no problem! Your site menu will sit at the top of the background layer in a horizontal fashion, making it easy for visitors to navigate your site.
Variations on point
Every Bandzoogle template comes with pre-templated variations to help get you started! Of course, you can customize your template at any time, but these four fantastic variations of the Empire template are sombre, elegant, playful, and neutral.
The Sombre variation features 3 distinct section background colors, contrasting monochromatic black and whites with a luxurious gold tinge. The fonts have a delicate curvature to add a bit of drama to any text that jumps out on your page. The Sombre variation is perfect for an R&B artist ready to mark their mark.
With a delicate palette of eggshell blue and white, the Elegant variation is the perfect match for anything from post-rock to hyperpop. The surprising element of this variation is the lightly gothic title font style, which works perfectly with the gorgeous elegance.
If you want to dazzle fans, the Playful variation of this template is for you! Incorporating saturated pinks, majestic purples, and splendid blues, you’re well on your way to standing out in the crowd. Coupled with bubbly fonts and cool contrasts, the Playful variation is great for dance music or power pop.
Balancing a monochromatic color scheme, the Neutral variation is modest and straightforward. If your goal is to let your content be center stage, this variation will give it room to shine.
Template updates under the hood
At Bandzoogle, we’ve been converting our themes to work well with the latest browsing technology. This means your site will load faster for your fans and potential clients - which is great news!
Along with the live site improvements, your editing capabilities will be boosted with these new SASS conversions. Customizing your template will feel like a breeze, with your adjustments to any template appearing real-time in your editor.
While you won’t notice any differences in your website’s appearance, these updates will pave the way for more flexible theme options in the future. Converting our themes opens up so many possibilities and, with no known drawbacks, you can focus on your creative content and let your custom design enhance your artistic style.
Thinking about giving your website an update? You can try out a different theme at any time, and your content stays the same. Head to your Edit Theme tab to get started. All of our music website templates are fully customizable, so you can add your own personal flair in the theme options.
Create a mobile-friendly website with lots of room for your music and more with the Empire template! Try Bandzoogle today.
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