13 Best Music Websites for Inspiration (2020)

So, you have decided to build your music website? That’s great!! While you decide to build your music website, there is a basic question that needs to be answered. Where do you get ideas and inspirations to build your music website?

Building a music website needs tons of creativity and if you have decided to do it yourself, then surely you need helping hands to get bits of inspiration to build that first-ever music website.

Do such websites exist which can provide you with inspiring ideas for your music website?

Well, luckily there are a couple of such websites that can give you some out of the box concepts for your music website.

Hold on, while I speak about each of this in more detail.

hostingpill13 Best Music Websites for Inspiration
  1. Pharrell Williams
  2. Erika Nielsen Cellist
  3. Joe Maz
  4. Yaybrigade
  5. Henrysaiz
  6. Devotchka
  7. Odensesymfoni
  8. Artempivovarov
  9. Wolfthemes
  10. Timdavisvocals
  11. Ensemblecorrespondances
  12. Alexandergadjiev
  13. Anomalie

1. Pharrell Williams

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The website contains multiple cards which are fan’s projects about music. By clicking on any fan card, you can check the design. You can also create your own card.

The unique design provides ample of inspirational ideas.

As you open their landing page, you would find that it has simple scrollable navigation. Not only does this look classy but it is also quick to glance. It’s well segregated based on the genre.

The placement of each section is done in such a way that most prominent once is placed at the very top. It starts with Featured music followed by songs gallery. Next followed by music videos and the other music.

Each section has its own gallery collection. Each of this has side sliders which allows you to explore easily.

The page is quick to load and easy to use. You can listen to music as well as watch videos. This also allows you to buy via iTunes. At the very bottom, you would find a section about other artists which are directly linked to a reference website.

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2. Erika Nielsen Cellist

erikanielsenSometimes the most extraordinary things are hidden inside ordinary things. Would you agree? This is exactly what Erika Nielsen’s website offers. It might not be the most exciting website on this list but it certainly delivers what it wants to.

The landing page is a simple slideshow of the artist with the instrument, social pictures & links at the bottom, and a sidebar that contains the bio, discography & contact details. The website compensates in speed for what it loses in visual flair.

The sidebar menu is a certain highlight of the site. Whereas most websites feature a menu at the top of the page, this site goes against the norm by having a sidebar menu on the left side for fast & easy navigation.

The homepage lets you know everything at first glance. It’s short & simple without compromising space.

This tab features a neatly laid out timetable of upcoming events with google maps location links.

Every musical artist needs a viable discography to showcase his/her talent. Hence, this page features youtube links to all musical projects and performances by the artist.

The website was created using a Bandzoogle theme.

3. Joe Maz

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DJs tour all the time. Hence, scrolling the homepage of Dj Joe Maz’s website displays a tour chart of all upcoming events with an email newsletter form at the top. The website also has its own music player with an embedded download button.

Except for Spotify & Radio, all links are set to separate static background images of the artist while also featuring the newsletter form on almost every page.

As mentioned before, the landing page has an on-scroll feature that displays tour location & dates which immediately catches your attention.

It may seem gimmicky but it’s a good strategy by the designers to mention the newsletter on every page as a promotion tactic. But it certainly doesn’t come off as leaching due to a neat design.

The music player auto-plays a certain song upon clicking the play button. This feature is a great example of a music production website. If you make music, the first thing people coming to your site want is to listen to your music.

It’s hard to tell if the website even moves to another page or not ( it certainly does). All pages just seem to appear on top of the same page because of the blurred background layout design which also makes the site much fast.

This site was also made using a Bandzoogle theme.

4. Yaybrigade

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The landing page on opening gives a list of favorite albums of 2017. Numbered and added based on two authors’ choices, this provides a music list.

On hitting the page, you would see that the page looks simple yet has several customizations.

Here is what I found good about it.

  • Innovative Visual: As you open the page, with no doubts you would realize its visually appealing. First, you can see a well-segregated list which can be viewed in the form of a CD.
    YaybrigadeThis can also be viewed in the form of listing. You can choose any view. It includes songs across multiple years and for each year the visuals are different.
  • Well-organized: Though the landing page provides a series of music albums. It does not look cluttered and seems to be easy to navigate.
  • Customization: It not only provides customizations on view but also has additional customizations for audio. These options are placed at the bottom. As soon as you click on any of these options, the theme color changes automatically.
  • Listening Options: It provides multiple listening options for music. While you can listen on the page, you can also choose to listen to it over YouTube or Spotify.

5. Henrysaiz

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As you load the page, this does take some time; however, the loader showing the percentage of loading makes it seem easy.

This is more than a fan page where you would also see sections showing details about shows and events.

Each section gets highlighted on hover.

Here is what I found good about it.

  • Page Layout: As you load the page you would be able to hear music till you scroll down over the page. With a collapsible side menu, the complete page is used to show more content in less space.
  • Styling: The page uses a lot of minute styling elements. First, it starts with a collapsible main menu. Every section gets highlighted on hover.
  • Gallery: The page includes different places from where you can access the music. It has a link to complete discography. The gallery is listed with thumbnails and is easy to browse.
  • Easy Navigation: As you move from top to bottom, the navigation is simple and you get a lot of information on a single page. It’s almost self-explanatory with details about live show, dates, and gallery. The galleries can be viewed over Beatport.

6. Devotchka

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Devotchka

This is a simple website with not much multimedia content. This is a good example to refer to in case you do not wish to create a media-rich website.

While this is simple, yet it gives a good resonance about the website.

The website has a suave layout with not much flashy graphics. It has a well-segregated menu and is easy to navigate.

The website contains a separate tours section where you can buy tickets.

The gallery shows a list of all music which can be played over the website. There are multiple options using which you can either download or play.

The website contains a separate section about merchandise, where you can buy products.

7. Odensesymfoni

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Koncerter

This is a website that has multiple music connections with concerts, orchestra and includes teaching.

The website gives a good listing of orchestras and the different upcoming shows.

This is a website which offers multiple services starting from listing orchestra bands, concert time, and their courses. Their versatile services are well segregated to avoid cluttering around the website.

The page does not contain too many graphics or media links. Yet, it has well-separated menus showcasing a lot of details about each musician. It clearly mentions the instruments linked to the musician.

You would find loads of details about any orchestra you choose. It also mentions the upcoming shows and allows you to book tickets. Similarly, for concerts, you have a good detailing of information provided.

8. Artempivovarov

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The page over here has a simple website design with menus right at the top. You would find audios gallery, video gallery and concert information.

While at first glance the website looks simple, yet it has few customizable options.

With no second thoughts, the page is simple to view and does not require too many navigations. All options are clickable tabs.

Over the website, you can listen to any music by clicking on the audio button. You can listen to it over iTunes, Google Play or Sound Cloud.

Viewing videos is almost like YouTube. While you can view it on YouTube, you can also view it embedded within the website. It has options to Share, Watch Later. Except for the comment section, like and dislike options, it is like YouTube where you can also change speed or quality.

The audio library is placed compact showcasing thumbnails. On clicking any album, you can view all the available song options. This can be downloaded via Google Play or iTunes or you can play it using Yandex music.

9. Wolfthemes

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Wolfthemes

The landing page opens to show a host of services it provides. It is a complete music package website with not only a gallery but also ticket selling options.

As you browse down the single page you can see the different services with a contact form at the very bottom.

Though the page has several images and media, it loads quickly. The layout is well-segregated into sections.The graphics and images used are most appropriate for a musician’s website. While it is visually appealing, it is at the same time simple to navigate.

On the page, you can buy the music from Amazon, iTunes and on the go, listen to it. With music, it also has videos gallery.

This has a dedicated section indicating ticket availability at different locations along with status and allows you to buy tickets.
Along with tickets, it also shows a section showcasing the latest release which can be listened.

Not many musician websites incorporate much text content. However, here is one which has a dedicated news section.
Since this is a demo of WolfThemes, there is a mention of this one-page music WordPress theme.

10. Timdavisvocals

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This is an all in one musician’s website. It provides a brief introduction to the musician and the different work developed by the musician.

Unlike other examples, this one is exclusively dedicated to a single musician’s work.

The graphics along with page layout and color theme make the website look more appealing. The page has a scrollable option to view each section on the page. The sections are well-segregated and the page layout has been used effectively. Includes slide shows wherever possible.

Each section provides a brief verbose stating the significance of the section. The description provided is just appropriate to get a gist of the website and the services available.

Page contains a side menu which can be expanded or collapsed. The menus come with a close button. The website looks professional having images and references of popular celebrity works done by the musician.

The website offers multiple services and its well showcased. Contains enough information about being a performer, coach, vocalist, and music producer. There is a separate section showcasing different singers and you can also listen to their music.

11. Ensemblecorrespondances

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ensemble correspondaces

This is a good place to consider in case you have your own music band and are looking forth to add details about your concert over the website.

The website is filled with a lot of eye-catching musician and concert images. This with least verbose provides more details about the website.
The images are with high resolution making it appear clear as well as attention-grabbing.

The page dedicates a section to explain their journey from inception. It’s interesting to note, how for each year they have a significant image. This adds on to their credibility.

The music gallery linked to concerts and programs lets you auto listen to music.

The website contains a news section which provides news related to their concerts.
It has a dedicated team section, which does need a special mention. It provides all the key person’s details along with contact information.

12. Alexandergadjiev

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The page loads with an introduction, which can be skipped if required. There is a side music button that can be turned on to listen to music.

This is a portfolio of a single musician and highlights the different aspects of music.

Since this is a single musician’s website, it speaks louder about the musician in all terms. The page layout shows the musician’s profile along with well-aligned menus. It clearly puts forth the name, picture and other basic details and lets users share the link over social media channels. The theme used clearly indicates this is related to piano.

The page provides a brief biography stating the musician’s journey along with key events. The page also contains testimonials.

There is a mention of the good collection of audio as well as video libraries along with press releases.
You can listen to this or also buy it. The page contains a comprehensive calendar event where you can also buy tickets.

At the very beginning as well as at different locations on the website, there is a mention about the different awards. This is a good way to establish credibility.

13. Anomalie

anomalieAnomalie is another music website that showcases the artist’s music, artwork & products. Upon opening the site, it becomes clear that the designers wanted the utmost minimalistic design.

There are hardly any edges or borders on the entire website. However, they do occur when you go over the top menu which plays a simple transition that looks very smooth.

The homepage features the latest album & its playable playlist upfront, followed by youtube links to musical performances & tour dates. No better intro than an upfront showcase of the artist’s musical craft.

The transitions seems to fit nicely here with the overall minimalist theme of the website. The menu bar & social links pop up on a white background without giving away much visual flair.

Content is strictly aligned to the center for all the pages with some background shadow applied. Colors are basically mute with the exception of white, which is again, a minimalist trend.

9 times out of 10, fancy fonts tend to come off as immature. While stricter fonts like the serif family convey a stricter tone. But this site maintains an overall balance with its simple yet not too elegant font style.

This completes my list of best music websites for inspiration.

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Conclusion:

Having a glimpse of existing musician websites gives you great insights into what you can weave into your music website.

Lots of creativity, good look and feel, inspiring design and a good hosting partner is all that you require to get your musician website up and running.

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