- Wix – Has 50+ templates specifically designed for musicians and bands, so you’re sure to find the one that suits your sound
- Site123 – Allows you to easily build a multilanguage site, perfect for worldwide tours
- Squarespace – Offers a native audio player and SoundCloud integration
- WordPress.com – Has great blogging features to help you tell the story of your music
- SimpleSite – Lets you sell merchandise even on the free plan
- Weebly – Is so easy to use that your website can be live in less than an hour
1. WixWix remains one of the most popular website builders because it truly simplifies the process of creating a professional-looking website, regardless of the industry you’re in. It all starts with Wix’s templates. There are dozens of templates for the music industry, including:
- Solo Artist
- DJ & Producer
- Music Industry
- Music Promotion
Music Booking Agency – Try this template now
If you find that one of the templates is lacking a feature you need, you can always check out the Wix App Market for a wide variety of tools. You can add custom photo and video galleries, video backgrounds, booking forms, calendars, and even product webpages to sell your music or merchandise.
2. Site123Site123 offers a decent selection of templates and has a collection of music-themed templates. Most templates are straightforward and feature blog-style setups offering information on the musician, band, or producer. You can also list upcoming tour dates, provide video and music clips, and give your potential clients a way to contact you to book gigs and ask questions.
Mr. Producer – Try this template now
Similar to Wix, you can use the App Market to set up any features you want to add to your website. Want to create a concert gallery or fan webpage? If so, the Huzzaz or Cincopa apps can help. There are options for setting up online store products, adding social media functionality, and more.
Squarespace is the only website builder on this list that doesn’t have a free plan, yet it’s here for good reason. With its own music player and SoundCloud integration, Squarespace offers lots of added value for musicians at a fair price. It does, however, have a 14-day free trial – no credit card required. Squarespace is known for offering beautiful, mobile-responsive templates that make your website stand out. All of its templates will work for your music website, but it does have a few templates that are designed with musicians in mind. These include Horizon, Polaris, Vandam, Kitui, and Cruz.
Horizon – Try this template now
Unlike Wix and other website builders, Squarespace doesn’t have a large app market. It does, however, have a range of music-focused features built-in to enable you to create your music website. In addition to its own native music player, Squarespace allows you to create album pages and upload your music files for your visitors to enjoy using audio blocks. It’s easy to add album artwork and tracklists, too.
WordPress.com is the hosted version of the popular CMS. This means that you can have all the power of this strong platform, without having to learn how to code. The Free and Personal plans are minimal concerning templates and design features. In fact, it offers only one free template related to the music industry. If you want full access to premium themes, you have to go with the Premium subscription. Then you’ll have a much more robust selection of templates to choose from, including over two dozen music-themed templates. The Wayfarer template caters perfectly to individual artists and bands, providing an exceptional layout that smartly arranges videos, photos, and information in a modern-looking theme. It also allows for seamless integration of a blog and fan subscriptions directly within the template.
Wayfarer – Try this template now
The great thing about WordPress, if you choose to go with Premium or better, is that you can fully modify your theme’s features, including changing the HTML and CSS code of the website, which is a great option if you have some technical knowledge or would like to hire a web developer to enhance your site down the line. You can also set up an e-commerce store for your brand.
Let’s be honest for a second: SimpleSite is probably one of the blandest website builders on the list. Its templates are very simplistic, and there’s none in the music genre. That said, SimpleSite does offer blank template designs and a group of functional blog style templates that can be used to create a great-looking music website with a little work. So why mention SimpleSite? Two reasons. First, SimpleSite is the only provider on this list that allows for unlimited multimedia on paid plans. There are no limits to the amount of video, audio, or HD images you can post on your website, outside of your storage limit of course. The other reason is that you can sell online products on all plans — even the free Basic plan. While the free plan isn’t ideal due to design limitations and the use of a subdomain, it’s still a nice touch. If you need a larger web store, the E-commerce plan is a lot cheaper than similar plans offered by other providers on this list. SimpleSite is best for groups just starting and who want to get their name out there fast and host a lot of content on their website. If you’re not sure if SimpleSite is the right choice for you, read our in-depth review.
While SimpleSite’s templates are unremarkable, Weebly’s themes will blow you away. Weebly has the most modern-looking templates out of anyone on this list. That said, the selection is not the most robust. However, there are a few that are appropriate for those in the music industry. One that I like is the Backstage template in the Blog section. This one is set up more like a music events or concerts blog, but can easily be modified to be a group or artist blog. The Personal section has the Oasis and Venue 2 templates that are great for individual musicians. In the Business section, the Creative Ambitions template is an excellent choice for a production company, record label, or talent agency.
Backstage – Try this template now
Weebly offers a lot of creative features that will help you improve your template’s look or add functionality. The website builder includes a robust photo editor, and you can add video backgrounds to your pages. There’s also an app center that will allow you to add features such as mailing list subscriptions, concert booking tools, photo and video galleries, and more.