5 Popular Premium WordPress Themes for Musicians and Bands

You’ve got a great sound. A following. The t-shirts and posters printed up. And an album in the works. All you need now is to build a website so your fans can stay in the loop on your next gig, purchase your music and merchandise, and share the love with their social network.

ThemeForest offers hundreds of custom-built WordPress themes to allow musicians, solo artists, DJs, music promoters and bands build a website on a budget. We’ve hand picked five of the most popular and highly rated options to get you started for under $60.

Music Pro, $58

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 6.05.11 pmMusic Pro is one of the most popular WordPress themes designed specifically for those in the music blogging industry, but with full customization capabilities, you can be assured your website won’t turn out like another cookie-cutter band site.

Developed to be easy to use, responsive and aesthetically pleasing, Music Pro features include:

  • Theme options panel
  • Playlists manager
  • Three sliders with sliders manager
  • Filterable photo galleries
  • Video gallery
  • Store and discography page
  • Social media integration
  • Translation ready
  • Fully customizable skins and layouts
  • Unlimited sidebars and widgets areas

Music Pro has been purchased by more than 3400 users and currently has a 4.49/5 star user rating. Check out the live demo to see it in action.

Eprom, $58

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Eprom is designed to cover all the bases, whether you’re looking for a simple portfolio site or a platform to sell your music online. Offering ease of use with the R-Panel template management system, you can quickly customize Eprom without any advanced skills. Features include:

  • Responsive layout
  • Smooth CSS3 transitions
  • Unlimited colors
  • Six custom post types
  • Four custom widgets
  • XML demo content for fast setup
  • Unlimited sidebars
  • WooCommerce ready
  • jQuery enhancements
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Eprom has been purchased by more than 2500 users and currently has a 4.58/5 star user rating. Head on over to the live demo to see if this theme could work for you.

Clubber, $48

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If you’re a musician, DJ or band with a focus on live events, Clubber could be the theme for you thanks to its strong focus on event management. Beautifully designed and developed with simplicity in mind, Clubber features include:

  • Events manager that includes maps and ticket availability
  • Audio player and SoundCloud integration
  • Unlimited photo albums and gallery support
  • Video integration
  • Eight custom widgets
  • Customizable theme options
  • Google fonts

Clubber has been purchased by more than 3100 users and currently has an average user rating of 4.4/5 stars. Play around with the live demo to see if Clubber meets your site requirements.

Soundboard, $58

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Looking for a theme where engagement is the core focus? Soundboard is designed to be all about the fans, so your audience can find everything from tour dates and pictures to videos, merchandise and albums. No coding knowledge? No problem. Soundboard is developed for simplicity, while boasting great features such as:

  • Tour date management
  • Video, album and image support
  • Unlimited colors
  • Google fonts
  • Translation ready
  • Self-hosted video and audio file compatible with JW Player
  • Social media integration
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • Detailed documentation for easy customization

Soundboard has been purchased by more than 3800 users and has a current average user rating of 4.62/5 stars. Take the live demo for a test drive to get a feel for this theme and how it could be customized for your band or act.

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Nikki is a professional freelance writer and story teller with a passion for the web and technology. She writes for WP Dev Shed and amongst a roster of other clients.

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