The new WordPress theme that’s striking a chord with musicians

For bands, musicians, orchestras, record labels, and pretty much any type of music organisation, having a dedicated website is crucial to coming across as professional and letting people know you are‘the real deal’. If someone is interested in your music, they are going to expect to see a fully functional official website, even if the entity in question has great visibility elsewhere on the web (social media channels, streaming, and digital download sites, for example).

Thankfully, there are lots of options available for creating a music website, and there’s one in particular – a new kid on the block – that we’re going to focus on today. Band Theme is a new WordPress website solution from top music industry design agency, The Creative Corporation. It cleverly combines all the benefits of the WordPress content management system (we’ll get into that shortly) with the simple and familiar functionality of the best subscription website builders. In fact, it’s even simpler!

All of the elements you could want are need are pre-installed and you just need to select which ones you want (such as a merchandise store or tour calendar) and simply toggle them on or off. You can then tweak them to make them just how you want. Not only that, but they have also designed a whole bunch of different themes for musicians and bands, so whether you’re a hip-hop artist, a country band, or the next big K-pop sensation, there’s a theme for you.

Why WordPress?

The big subscription services such as Squarespace and Wix have been quick to diversify into the music website space, but you might not be surprised to learn that the biggest player is the granddaddy of all web platforms: WordPress. Powering 40% of all the websites on the internet, WordPress has numerous benefits. For starters, it doesn’t take a genius to create or manage a WordPress website. You can learn everything you need to do as you go, starting as a complete novice.

With the right theme to begin with, you can create an amazing website in no time, then you are free to scale up and make your site more extensive the more elements you need and the more confident you become. It really is easy to learn and for anything you want to do that you can’t quickly figure out for yourself, there’s an amazing WordPress community out there.

As well as being in full control of your website you also own it outright. whereas with subscription models the functionality and options you have are subject to change at the whim of the hosts, whether that be Wix, Squarespace, or the popular music-specific subscription website service Bandzoogle, and as you’re using their website builder, they can change how it works and is displayed at any time.

All in all, WordPress gives you that flexibility and potential for growth and evolution that best matches most musicians’ mindsets. And with Band Theme set to take things to the next level in terms of design quality (The Creative Corporation have designed websites for everyone from Oasis to Nine Inch Nails), there’s never been a better time to create a WordPress music website.