25 of the Best Websites of Bands and MusiciansPublished in Galleries
Websites from various types of entertainment-related industries can often be a source of design inspiration. Bands and musicians need to have a website that is attractive to visitors and provides all of the necessary information that fans will want to find. In this post we’ll feature 25 websites for your design inspiration. Also, please see 35 Inspirational Websites Designs from the Music Industry.
Most band websites will have some things in common. Of course, they’ll usually include some prominent photos of the artist or band. They’ll probably include a bio, tour dates, a shop to buy or download music, usually some song samples, and possibly a blog. Take a look at this collection and let us know which ones you like best (or which ones you don’t like) by leaving a comment.
A soft blue background with a large photo that matches the cover of his latest album.
A little bit more of a blog style layout that features recent headlines, with upcoming tour dates also shown on the homepage. And of course, a large promo for the current album.
Darryl’s website has a nice wood and fabric background and a large photo to welcome visitors.
Justin Timberlake’s website is a lot different than most that you will see for musicians or bands. It has more of a news or magazine style layout, and the design style is more clean than most. It’s a nice stylish design that doesn’t follow all of the current trends for sites in the industry.
Anthony Hamilton’s site has a nice textured background and a welcoming color scheme. Video, audio, and newsletter signup are also featured prominently on the homepage.
Francesca Battistelli’s site is colorful and creative. The use of colors, textures, and graphics make it very welcoming for visitors. It also has a hand-drawn feel thanks in part to the fonts.
Rocket Club’s site’s most significant feature is probably the large, textured background. The large header image of the band also stands out, of course. The homepage features news headlines and upcoming shows.
U2′s site has more of a magazine style to it with thumbnails of different “highlights” leading to more content and videos.
Daughtry’s site uses a full-size background image, plus a faded photo of the band. A video is shown above the fold, along with some audio tracks.
The website of Death Cab for Cutie has a retro/vintage feel. The layout is also a bit unusual and interesting.
The main element on Jake Owen’s homepage is the music video. The design of the site is built accordingly around the video, with a large photo of Jake to the left. The site also makes good use of textures.
Zac Brown Band uses dark textures and a large header photo to make an immediate impression.
Brad Paisley’s site uses a colorful background and a hand drawn/painted skyline. The site also has a blog-type feel with the latest news section being the most prominent content area.
Darius Rucker’s site uses a large background photo as it’s primary design element. Latest news and tour dates are shown on the homepage, plus an audio player is available.
Madonna’s homepage has a pop art inspired photo of to the right, with some colorful splatter effects. The video is displayed front and center for plenty of focus.
The Specials have a simple layout. It consists of the logo, a band photo, and a vertical navigation menu. More content is located below. The design has a retro feel.
Jason Aldean’s site uses a large background image that also serves as the header, along with the logo and menu. Photos and video are shown prominently, and latest news is below.
Maxwell’s homepage is mostly a large profile photo. Of course, a navigation menu is also included in the header.
Jason Mraz’z site is one of the more interesting ones, like it or not. It has a hand-drawn look and some rollover effects.
The homepage of Rascal Flatts uses a large band photo, and a promo for the new album. A “jukebox” is available to listen to songs.
Tim McGraw’s site features a large background photo along with a promo for the upcoming album. The homepage is light on content.
David Cook’s sites uses a grungy font and a light textured background. The new album is promoted in the footer, and a photo of David is the first thing you see on the site.
Mat Kearney’s site uses a large photo as a background to the header. The new album is promoted in the header and video and news headlines are below.
Jennifer Hudson’s website is black a white, except for some purple text. The contrast of course helps it to stand out and makes the design a little more unique.
Kellie Pickler’s site also uses a similar approach with the pink on black and white. The header includes a photo, with media, news, and tour info below.
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