Creating a music website from scratch is difficult but with WordPress, it is easy. Although WordPress is a great CMS, you can build a good music site without hiring someone or learning/writing code only if you choose the right theme. Free music themes in the WP repository may not come with all the features you may want on your site. While using the free theme, you might come across advertisements that prompt you to purchase the premium version of the music theme. If you don’t want to buy the theme’s Pro version, you might have to find and install plugins that add the missing features to your site. The only way to do so is to explore the WordPress plugin repository, find, install and use the plugins. Frankly speaking, this is a waste of time. Installing too many plugins will make your site slow and bloated. The following WordPress themes for musicians have every feature you require. They have an elegant design and are feature-rich.
Best WordPress music themes
Music WordPress theme by Themify supports full-width video background and parallax effect. It enables users to create audio/video albums and show the same on pages of their site. It supports 10 header layouts and events. If you’re organizing an event, you can highlight the events on the Google Map. If you want to share the images of your concert, event with your users, you can use the Themify Music theme’s built-in gallery feature. The theme enables you to embed Vimeo, YouTube videos on the pages of the site. You can also upload a video and configure the theme to display the video in a beautiful lightbox. Like the Themify Ultra theme, Music supports animated backgrounds. Themify Music features an audio dock module that will allow website visitors to stream/play your tracks.
Divi theme, which is powered by the Divi builder allows you to install and use Divi layout packs or use the page builder to design custom pages from scratch. The music layout packs enable users to create a beautiful music website quickly. You can customize the design with the intuitive Divi builder. The page builder provides many options. Divi supports many header and footer styles. You can create galleries with Divi and even configure the theme to autoplay videos. You can also add a video background to your Divi site.
Like Divi, Astra is a powerful multipurpose theme. Why Astra is a great WordPress theme for musicians? Well, the template supports boxed, full-width, fluid, and padded layouts. Most importantly, Astra supports Elementor and Beaver builder. It lets users create custom headers, activate sticky headers, change font/color of text, etc. Astra music theme lets users create and use custom layouts with the help of hooks. You can configure it to show a specific layout on pages of your choice. The developers of Astra have launched premium add-on packs for Elementor & Beaver builder. If you use the free version of Astra and grab a copy of the addon pack, you’ll get access to 50+ custom-built widgets, 60+ starter templates, 200+ section blocks, etc.
Neve is a great alternative to Divi, Themify Music, and Astra. It supports Elementor page builder and offers many add-ons to the users. With the addons and builder, you can create a great-looking music website with the Neve theme. What are the features of Neve? The template from Themeisle enables you to customize the header/footer with the drag and drop tool. With its header booster module, you can add cool items such as menu icons, buttons, search forms, etc to the navigation bar. Neve supports multiple site layouts and allows you to change the colors/fonts of the text. It ships with an Elementor booster module that will add new Elementor widgets/features to the page builder. Neve supports the parallax effect and AMP.
Croma is yet another great WordPress theme. It was designed and launched for musicians, bands, DJs, etc. Croma ships with an audio player that will appear on pages and will play music files of your choice. The template ships with various music website demos that you can import/customize/use on your site. It has an events management function built-in and features an easy menu builder tool that you can use to design beautiful headers for your music site. Croma offers three powerful premium plugins – Essential Grid, WP Bakery page builder, and Slider Revolution.
If you’re a talented music artist, you can showcase your talent to the world by launching a website. The 5 music WordPress themes I’ve shared above will help you to create and launch a music website with WordPress within half an hour (or 20 minutes). As the themes support WooCommerce, you can sell videos or tracks with them. The templates are SEO/mobile-friendly. As the music themes for WordPress have many options and support live customization, you don’t have to learn anything or waste time looking for plugins. All you have to do is log in to your WP dashboard, install and customize the template.