30+ Rocking WordPress Music Themes – Want More Fans?

August 8, 2013 · 39 comments

by Lars

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With a WordPress music theme anyone working with music, bands, fans, etc. can easily build a professional website to showcase songs, concerts calendars, photos, video and so on. Music is one of the greatest things on earth, feeds our souls and makes brighter the darker day but. A WordPress music theme will transform a WordPress blog or website into a great looking online music or band presentation, a website with all the features required by musicians and bands. There are plenty of different designs to choose from, but many band and music website templates make use of a dark web design style and a grunge look and feel.

I believe that a music WordPress theme is great for musicians who wants their own personal blog or band website. WordPress is known to be very user friendly and easy to get started with. Most people will be able to set up a website when starting out with a band website template as starting point. You can find a wide variety of WordPress band themes and in this article, I will do a round-up of music theme for WordPress to ensure your music or band website will get the right look and feel! You may also look for themes with a grunge look and feel if you do not find the right solution here.

This post have updated been updated with fresh themes and old broken links have been removed – leave a comment if some great themes are missing!


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.


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IndieFest WordPress Music Theme - MORE INFO

IndieFest

IndieFest is a cool retro style music theme for WordPress. It is great for bands and individuals that want to build a music showroom online but target specifically indie rockers, folk artists, grassroots pop stars, and outdoor music festivals. The soundcloud feature will allow you to set up a playlist and you can also easily build a list of gigs.

Kontrol – MORE INFO

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Kontrol is a dark music and even style theme for WordPress that I think is perfect for radio stations, DJs, music artists, bands and the like. The theme have great options for showing upcomming events, news and statements. There are some really useful custom post types included for building music related websites such as Show Artists, Discography, Albums, Videos, Photo Galleries, Important Items and Events

Harmony – MORE INFO

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With Harmony you get a WordPress theme for bands and musicians with a parallax scrolling header design and you even get e-commerce features in the package. This will allow you to sell your tracks and albums and merchandise online. The theme also give you the ability to play songs, handle events, upload photo galleries.

Dark & Gritty WordPress Band Theme – MORE INFO

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This theme is a bit grunge and works well for bands playing hard rock and grunge music. Dark n’ Gritty is specifically designed for bands and artists with a rought edge and the dark design makes photos and videos stand out really well. The theme have features included for setting up a playlist and listing upcoming events.

Pendulum – Music WordPress Template – MORE INFO

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Pendulum – it is a modern template which was created for the people who love music: DJs, producers, musicians, music clubs and for everyone who is fascinated with music as well. It is also possible to use the template for construction of the modern portfolio.

Grammy – Band website template  – MORE INFO 

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Foxhound’s Grammy Theme is for the band that wants their website as professional as they are. It comes with 8 background colours which completely change the vibe of the theme (wood, concrete, amp mesh, underwater, velvet, ghost, crosshatch turquoise, crosshatch red). We’ve also upgraded our social media functions to include over 12 different selectable social media hubs. You have the ability to upload your own promo pic into the header or choose to have a slider which allows you to cycle through more pics or advertise your latest album. This theme would also work great for labels or agencies that need a layout that would fit a wide-range of bands.

Hernan – MORE INFO

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This dark theme with transparent design elements stand out and fit the needs of DJs, radio stations, bands etc. really well. Hernan supports tracklistings, events and much more.

Music Pro – Music Oriented WordPress Theme – MORE INFO

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Another really dark and elegant music theme for WordPress is Music Pro. This is is perfect for a band, a radio station, DJs and artists. The theme is quite flexible and customizable with functions for adding music players, playlists, social integration, gallieries of photos and videos. In addition, there is a simple online store function for selling tracks, merchandise and more.

Muse: Music Band Responsive WordPress Theme- MORE INFO

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Muse is a responsive WordPress theme designed specifically for all music lovers, such as radio stations, bands, musicians, DJs, producers or organizers of events and festivals. Muse comes with a modern flat design and use strong colors. There is a powerful full width slider at the top of the front page that will feature your videos, photos and content very effectively. In addion, this theme have custom types for organizing Events, Albums, Galleries and Videos. There is also a large amount of shortcodes, widgets, integrations to social media and more. Muse even have WooCommerce support and therefore can function as a professional online store.

Musico – For Musicians by Musicians - MORE INFO

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Musico is made specifically for music oriented websites and tailored to meet the needs of musicians, bands, DJs and radio stations. It comes with powerful functions for showing upcoming event, and for managing and sharing albums. Further Musico includes a cool full screen and sidebar audio player. Musico supports buy links so users can go to buy your music with one click. In addtion, you will find useful custom widgets and plenty if shortcodes to build up a custom page layout.

Grunge – Responsive Blog Theme - MORE INFO

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With Grunge you get a responsive WordPress blog style theme with a grunge design that fit well for music bloggers, bands and artist. Grunge is simple and easy to set up. It includes some useful shorcodes and widgets for social media integrations.

K – boom – Events Music Responsive WordPress Theme - MORE INFO

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K-BOOM is a dedicated WordPress theme for Music and Event websites. This music template is meant to serve for music projects, events, portfolio or just for music related blogging. K-BOOM comes with a dark and colorful design and features a ultra responsive layout. You will find a cool event manager in the theme, tons of predesigned skins, custom templates and widgets to make your site fit your own visual and layout requirements.

Rock Palace – a Responsive Music WordPress Theme - MORE INFO

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Need a theme for a rock band? Rock Palace may be the right solution. It is a responsive music template for WordPress with a textured and colorful design which work well for bands and musicians. With this theme you get 3 built in sliders, 5 custom post templates, 70+ shortcodes for building custom page layouts, templates for 3 blog, 4 home page and 3 portfolio templates .

Videozoom - MORE INFO

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As many other themes that fit into the music and band niche Videozoom is dark and great for featuring photo material. The theme comes with a video enables featured slider, a caroucel and custom widgets for featuring posts. VideoZoom is prepared for playing any music videos you want to embed into your posts. It offers multiple posts layout, drop-down menus, video integration, custom templates, Theme options and many more features.

LabelPro – Responsive Music WordPress Theme - MORE INFO

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Label pro got all the cool features needed for setting up a music website. It is fully responsive and specifically developed to suit the needs of label owners and music producers. Label Pro comes with tons of useful features such as the automatic content importer, a music player, WooCommerce integration for selling stuff online, Event calendar, tracks manager, 24 skins plus 4 color picker, Youtube, Mixcloud and Suncloud embedder and much more!

Musica – Responsive WordPress Woocommerce Theme - MORE INFO

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Musica is a music oriented design delivered as a responsive WordPress theme. It comes with support for the WooCommerce plugins and therefore makes it possible to set up an online shop as part of the website. There are 3 sliders in this theme, 5 page templates, 70+ shortcodes and more.

Acoustic – Premium Music WordPress Theme - MORE INFO

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Acoustic is another music theme with ecommerce capabilities built in. The WooCommerce plugin for WordPress is powerful and makes it simple to add a professional shop to the website. The theme is fully responsive and looks great on mobile devices. There are some useful functions for music websites such as event calendar, artists custom type, discography, galleries and more. It is a cool music website template for DJs, solo artists, bands, collectives, club owners, music producers, events producers and anyone in the music industry.

Eprom – WordPress Music Theme - MORE INFO

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EPROM is a WordPress theme designed and built for the music industry. The theme is responsive, dark and elegaqnt and you will find tons of functionality for building a cool unique music site.  The theme comes with many useful shortcodes, 2 sliders, 6 custom post types, 4 custom widgets and many more features.

Rock4life – Responsive WP Theme for Band Musicians - MORE INFO

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Rock4life is a fully responsive WordPress theme for bands and music producers. It offers a lot of features like highly, customizable page structure, responsive modern unique design and super simple toast CSS3 animations. It also has custom shortcodes, widgets, post types and page templates.

Vibration – Responsive Music & Events Theme - MORE INFO

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Vibration is dark and perfectly suitable for building a cool music event website. The responsive  layout makes the theme render perfectly on mobile devices.  Vibration is a music and event theme with a page builder and it offers loads of options for setting up a unique music or event style website. Vibration includes2 premium sliders Revolution Slider, Layer Slider and features for showing an event countdown and a event list. Futher, you will love to hear that Vibration offers support for WooCommerce and makes it simple to set up an online shop.

Soundboard – Premium Music WordPress Theme – MORE INFO

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Soundboard takes the music WordPress theme genre to the next level. It has been created with features specifically picked out for meeting the needs of bands, solo artists, music event website and so on. Using the featured is Soundboard makes it easy for your to display your tour dates, discography, videos and photos.

Music WordPress Template – For Musicians / Artists – MORE INFO

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Music WordPress Template is a simple and minimalistic music website template suited for musicians with a blog.

Music – Musicians theme & Facebook app – MORE INFO

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Music is a cool WordPress music theme and you also get a Facebook page design in the package. The theme have unique features that I am sure you will find useful for websites aimed at the music industry. You will find a custom calendar solution for promoting your events, music player and a lot more!

Eventful an Events WordPress Band Theme – MORE INFO

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If you want to build an event website for the music industry I think Eventful is a cool option to check out. It is a premium WordPress theme specifically developed for the purpose. The theme make use of custom-post-types  in WordPress for handling events, locations and artists. You also find useful shortcodes and custom widgets.

RockWell – Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme – MORE INFO

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RockWell is a very feature rich dark theme for WordPress that have multi-purpose possibilities. However, it will be great for music related websites. In this theme you will find tons of features and design options such as 43 category templates, 20 single post templates, 10 page templates, 30 shortcodes, 6 color skins. Besides that there is a built in category manager and a slider manager for the 3 slider types.

Nocturnal: Premier Audio WP Theme – MORE INFO

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With Nocturnal music theme you get a design that have been created for audio and music focused websites. It will suit well for nightclubs and/or bands.

Tribal Music – MORE INFO

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Tribal is s urban style WordPress music theme. The theme comes with multiple dropdown menu navigation, easy paste code for Audio Player, featured content sideshow much more.

Music Portal – MORE INFO

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With this theme your can build your own online music portal website.

Dance Floor WordPress Theme – MORE INFO

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Dance Floor is a WordPress Night Club theme with cutting edge design and visuals built for Night Clubs and Music sites in general. The theme supports the popular Audio and Video Player plugin MediaElement.js (upload your own songs) compatible with iPhone and iPad (iOS) devices and mobile smartphones.

Setlist Music WordPress Theme – MORE INFO

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Setlist is a WordPress theme designed for Music bands, and artists in general that want to have a cutting edge design and great features for their band website. Featured include a photo carousel slider for featured articles, event calendar for schedule shows or any kind of events with an extremely easy module to add-edit-schedule events and featured articles.

Music Mix – MORE INFO

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Does a great job out of the box for musicians. It provides you with all the essentials, support for every WordPress function, and the ability to customize the header image and background from the WordPress backend, without ever touching any code.

Amped Theme – MORE INFO

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This is a dark and grungy theme for moving your music career online. Amped was built to help you build an online showroom for your videos, music and event dates.

NightClubbing WordPress Music Theme – MORE INFO

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A WordPress music theme built specially for night clubs and other music related sites. This theme comes with video and audio player compatible will other players online such as mixpod.com and videos from YouTube. You can also easily add in events and featured articles on the site.

Author : Lars Vraa

Lars is passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

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Yogesh August 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Thanks Lars for this beautiful collection of themes. I am starting a new blog for learning music and dance and I was searching for the themes I can use. Finally my search has got an end and I have found Label Pro which suits best for my new blog. Thanks once again.

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Theo May 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Was looking for some inspiration and i got it, thanks!

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Great to hear Theo! Hope you found the right match for you project ;)

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Ansh April 30, 2013 at 11:58 am

All themes are really great.. i liked most EPROM.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Thanks for sharing your opinion and favorite theme

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recetas April 8, 2013 at 5:21 am

The templates are very professional and several styles to choose from (depending on the category of the website), thanks for the post.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Thanks recetas, glad you liked the article

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daniel February 18, 2013 at 4:27 am

Hi,

You’re themes are amazing! Also, I’m looking for a theme that would allow bands to make profiles and viewers would search by genre or band name with rating and review capability.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Not sure I have seen this functionality in a lot of themes but try checking out themes with Custom post types such as “Kontrol” and “Muse”

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Christine Rage January 16, 2013 at 4:02 am

Great post, I’ve always been happy with Themeforest themes for sure and might check out theirs. I like some of the others too. Thanks for sharing this!

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Good to hear you feedback Christine. I agree that Themeforest is a great place to find themes. There is a risk though that a vendor will suddently take a theme off and worst case close for support.

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scott November 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Great themes here but you missed one of the original music theme websites: AlohaThemes.com. Many music themes there to choose from with amazingly, responsive support.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Thanks for letting me know Scott, Will check it out

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Jonathan Lindahl October 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Oh, great list.
Just what I was looking for.

But I think the theme Multimedia coming back 3 times.

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks Jonathan for letting me know

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music July 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

wow,,i get the best music thems here,,i like and this website will be my partnet to make more music site,,thx,,keep moving my friend..bee the best

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TL June 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

It is still difficult for recording studio facilities whether commercial or home based businesses to find website templates to suit. I cannot understand why no one designs templates for them.

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Lars June 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

What requirements do you believe recording studios have that are special, please share your thoughts on this? In many cases high quality themes can be used for more or less any business if the colors and images used are selected carefully. If however there are special features needed I would try to find those implemented as plugins.

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Priyanka June 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Great List…I will use Musaic :)

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dezebo April 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Great list broo….nice work

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Bohdan April 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

Another great Music WordPress theme is ‘MusicNews’ by Magazine3 which was released few days ago at http://magazine3.com/musicnews/

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kwando March 24, 2012 at 3:07 am

As a musician I personally I wanted to see a independent multimedia player with volume control that keeps playing music when you move around the site. either at the bottom of the screen or as a pop-up ?( kind of like myspace ) But thanks for compiling the list it was very helpful!!

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Bruno April 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I’m with you. The closest that i’ve seen is a free plugin with “AUTORESUME” sistem. That worked fine for me.

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pizad_sura March 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

great theme

thank you so much

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dialashop March 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for making this page. I am amazed by the diverse fantastic looking websites. I am going to try a few out. Thanks.

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smoki ice March 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

awesome collection… i am looking for it

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Shane Duquette February 16, 2012 at 6:41 am

Hey guys we’ve just just launched a new band theme that you might like :)

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Rasel Rony January 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Nice themes, I like the musaic theme very much

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smoki ice March 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

me too rasel vai :D

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Alex January 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Really nice post. You know you’ve mentioned multimedia more than once yer?

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Billy-Shane December 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Hey Iain,

We’re musicians that make band themes and only band themes. We’d love to try and give bands and musicians what they want. What do you feel is missing exactly?

We’ve got a new theme that’s almost done that we feel is pretty unique. We’d love to hear your thoughts and see what we can do in the future :)

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Lars August 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Added your themes to the post, they are absolutely great!

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Iain December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

There are not really any ‘good’ dedicated themes on wordpress for bands and artist as this list proves. These are really pretty poor and all look the same. There appears to be a big oppertunity for a developer out there to produce something special.

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beaty October 23, 2011 at 6:22 am

Another nice MusicPlayer http://www.pinkin.ch
:)

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Jon Pearce October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I was recently asked to do a website for a friends band who are getting quite popular. I must admit Wordpress wasn’t my first thought, but it’s amazing how flexible it is, and the best part is that as a very capable CMS you can hand it over to client to look after from there on!

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Amy @ As Seen on TV October 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Was looking for a theme for my band and glad I came across this page.

Thanks,

Amy

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Scott August 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for including my themes, Dustin! Great post.
Great to see others designers work too. Lot of great options for folks here.

- Scott

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Lars August 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

Thanks for your feedback Scott.

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Billy-Shane August 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Hey Dustin, wicked post. I saw you posted our Dark N Gritty theme. Thank you! We’ve got a brand new one out now called “the Grammy”. We’re really happy with it :)

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