+20 Best Free, Premium Music & Artists WordPress Themes (2020)

Blair2004 Entertainment Jun 7, 2020

Thanks to WordPress, everyone can now express himself using a blog. However, but using WordPress with the default provided WordPress themes is not always enough if you want to stand out (just as your art does) from other artists. You, therefore, need to have a dedicated WordPress theme for Music & Artists. That's what we're about to convert today.

In today list, we've bundled 20 WordPress Free/Premium themes you should consider to use if you want to create a music/artist website. But before jumping in the list, let's figure out what are the features you should expect from Music & Artists WordPress theme.

Best Music & Artists WordPress themes features

This is a list of features we believe are essential for musicians and artists. However, if your theme doesn't provide that, it doesn't mean it can't be used for music since there are WordPress plugins out there which aims to provides such features to your themes. But meanwhile, in an unordered list here are the best music & artist WordPress themes features.

Audio Player & Playlist

This should be the first thing that comes in mind when we think about creating a WordPress website for artist. In fact, it will be nicer if you can keep your visitors engaged by playing your music in your website.

WooCommerce Or Easy Digital Download Support

If you plan to sell music online, then your WordPress themes needs to either be compatible with WooCommerce or with Easy Digital download. While it's true the support is not mandatory, for a seamless integration, it's better that it is handled.

Social Sharing Buttons

No one ignores that artists or music groups have fans. It's therefore obvious that WordPress themes for music and artists allow the visitors to share the content they like. Regarding this particularly, you can get some plugin on WordPress and CodeCanyon.

Event Manager

Everyone knows that artists use to travel a lot around the world. They therefore usually need to keep their fans informed of the events taking place around the globe and that's possible with an Event Manager.

While WordPress already has tons of WordPress plugins for Event Manager, having a theme that supports specific plugins remains a good option.

Alright, that was the basic features that a WordPress theme dedicated to artists and musicians can offer.

Best Free (and Premium) WordPress for Musicians & Artists

Let's now explore some free WordPress themes for artists and musicians (with some premium themes full-featured). Some might have all the features we've mentioned above other not.

NeoBeat - Music WordPress Theme

Neobeat is a recent WordPress theme released on Themeforest that offers a bunch of features for artists and musicians. It's has been designed for music bands, DJ, singers and can pretty much be used to craft any type of website on the music niche. The author has created around 9 different demos that give you a clear sight of what you can do with the theme.

Besides the design, which looks very attractive, here are the other features we have noticed and that might also be enjoyable for you.

Key Features

  • For Modern Websites
  • Elementor Supported
  • Multiple Icons Pack
  • 900+ Google Fonts
  • Custom Widget Areas
  • Contact Form 7 Supported
  • Multiple Blog List Layouts
  • Slider Revolution Supported
  • WooCommerce Supported
  • Powerful Admin Panel
  • Translation Ready
  • Customizable Mega Menu

Music Freak - Free Music WordPress Theme

Music Freak is a quite elegant WordPress theme. With +900 actives installations, we can say that around the world it's appreciated for the features it offers. If it's true the theme is shipped with the basic, we believe that with the grid layout, the fullwidth template, and the custom background, you have everything to showcase your creativity. Here are the notable features we've noticed.

Key Features

  • Blog,
  • Custom Background,
  • Custom Header,
  • Custom Logo,
  • Custom Menu
  • Editor Style,
  • Entertainment,
  • Featured Image Header,
  • Featured Images,
  • Footer Widgets

Musico WordPress - Premium WordPress Theme

Musico is a premium WordPress theme that has yet 880 sales. That WordPress theme aims to be used for Artists, Music Band, Dj websites. It includes various demo from which you can get some inspiration, but also tour layout, video galleries and compatibility with WooCommerce.

Musico theme is also compatible with Elementor, and it integrates seamlessly with WordPress customizer. Here are the key feature we've noted.

Key Features

  • Elementor Page Builder
  • WooCommerce supported
  • Gallery & Image Protection
  • Amazing Backgrounds
  • SEO Friendly
  • Fully Customizable
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Responsive Design
  • Boxed & Wide Layout
  • Awesome Gallery Options
  • Retina Ready
  • Translation Support (WPML)

My Music Band - Music Band WordPress Theme

My Music Band does it well to provide a quite elegant and pure design. What we've noticed, at first sight, is that it ships music players and playlist. Remember that these are the features you should expect from a WordPress theme for artists. With around 2000+ active installations, this theme as an active author who frequently updates the theme. Here are the features we've noticed.

Key Features

  • Sticky Player
  • Playlist Supported
  • Responsive Layout
  • Minimalist Design
  • Responsive Images
  • Featured Image Slider
  • Portfolio
  • RTL Supported

Vex - Creative Music Theme

What makes Vex unique as a WordPress theme is how dynamic this is. With this WordPress theme, your readers will have the feeling to be using a mobile application. Smooth and elegant transitions, this is the feeling we had browsing this creative WordPress theme.

Vex includes a nice gallery with a lightbox, a beat store (where albums can be seen in details with tracks), a blog, a contact page, and many more. Here are what else you'll get.

Key Features

  • Stunning Fullscreen Pages
  • One Click Demo Import
  • Fast, Stunning Visual Page Builder
  • Interactive Background Player
  • Events Manager
  • Tracks Manager
  • SEO Ready
  • Contact Form 7 Supported
  • Multiple Custom Sidebars
  • Multiple customizable layouts
  • Built-in Music Player
  • Drag And Drop Playlist
  • Custom Cursor

Music Lite - Free Music WordPress Theme

Music Lite is well balanced between premium and free WordPress themes. At first sight, it looks like a premium WordPress theme (the term lite should have been used for a reason). We've liked the video background header, the sidebar widget with music player, the drop-down menu, and the portfolio. That's a quite interesting theme, at it is the feeling we got exploring his features.

Key Features

  • Multiple Shortcodes
  • Music Players & Portfolio
  • Dropdown menu
  • Nice Typography
  • Nice Blog Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Video Background
  • Event Manager

Lucille - Music WordPress Theme

Lucille is an elegantly designed music WordPress theme, suitable for musicians, music producers, artists, music bands, DJs, or anyone working in the music industry. It's provided with a music player, background video, event manager, gallery. We've noticed that SoundCloud player can easily be integrated and that fits the theme colors. The SoundCloud player is a nice way to share SoundCloud music on your website.

Elegance is not only what you get with this WordPress theme. You'll also get the following key features.

Key Features

  • Fully responsive
  • WPBakery Page Builder
  • Slider Revolution
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Music album
  • Event Manager
  • Photos Manager
  • Videos Manager
  • Full screen background
  • Translation ready
  • Various layout styles
  • Unique Background Images

Blogger Buzz - Free Blog And eCommerce WordPress Theme

If Blogger Buzz has not been initially crafted for musicians, thanks to the features offered, we can say that it can also be used to sell music. Indeed, it's compatible with various plugins such as Elementor and WooCommerce (and that's not all). With a nice shop layout, good looking slider, splash page, we can easily understand why the theme has +1000 active installations.

Key Features

  • Elementor Supported
  • WooCommerce supported
  • Contact Form Supported
  • Portfolio feature
  • Nice blog layout
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Sticky header
  • Responsive Layout

Epron - Music Theme for WordPress

Epron is a premium WordPress theme released on ThemeForest. While it aims to be a music WordPress theme, it can fairly be used for any purpose. This theme includes an Event Manager, Gallery, Shop (WooCommerce), and is compatible with Revolution Slider.

We've liked the way the theme included smooth transitions between pages. Epron also includes as many other themes on this list, a music player, and a playlist. There are other interesting features you might also like.

Key Features

  • Stunning Advanced Headers
  • Scamp Music Player
  • Sell Your Music
  • Ads Sections
  • SEO Ready
  • MailChimp Integrated
  • 32 Premium modules
  • One-Page advanced animation
  • King Composer Pro Builder
  • Event Manager
  • Premium Revolution Slider
  • WooCommerce Supported
  • Contact Form 7
  • Powerful Theme Option

Euphony - Free Music WordPress Theme

Euphony is another very interesting Free WordPress theme for artists. It offers a sticky player with a music thumbnail and title. It also ships a portfolio, playlist, event manager. You should also note that the theme has a Pro version that has various interesting features.

However, based on what we've seen, here are the feature you should expect from that WordPress theme.

Key Features

  • Featured Slider
  • Hero Content
  • Sticky Playlist
  • Services
  • Portfolio
  • Block Editor Styles
  • Custom Header
  • Custom Logo
  • Custom Menu
  • Editor Style

Slide - Music WordPress Theme

Slide is a colorful and elegant premium WordPress theme for artists, music bands, or anyone willing to create a music website. It comes with an elegant and flexible music player, an Event manager, and testimonial. While exploring the theme demo, we've noticed there are 4 full different demos that cover different music genres.

The design of this theme is quite modern and the mixtures of colors make this theme looking more beautiful. You can also your music directly from your website with WooCommerce. Besides that, here are the features also included with this theme.

Key Features

  • Fully responsive
  • WPBakery Page Builder
  • Slider Revolution
  • Music album
  • Event Manager
  • Full screen background
  • Contact page template
  • Translation ready

AudioMan Free WordPress Theme For Artists

Audioman has been created by the same author who did "Euphony" (the previous free WordPress theme above). Such as his brother, Audioman offers a player with playlists and a very looking design with portfolios and galleries.

Same as Euphony, Audioman has a pro version which also includes tons of unique features. But without the premium version, here is what you'll get for free.

Key Features

  • Parallax Animations
  • Players & Playlist
  • Portfolio & galleries
  • Responsive Layout
  • Sticky Posts
  • RTL supported
  • Testimonials
  • Featured Silders

Meloo - Music Theme for WordPress

Meloo is a nice looking premium WordPress theme that has a very intuitive UI and focuses on better user experience as visitors browses your website. It comes with an MP3 music player but also some widget that will allow you to embed Soundcloud content easily. This theme uses Muttley as the WordPress framework and is compatible with WooCommerce.

When we said the theme focus on the user experience, that's because throughout his navigation on your website, your visitor will keep listening to your favorite tracks. There go the other key features.

Key Features

  • Built-in Music Player
  • WooCommerce supported
  • Frontend Page Builder
  • King Composer Pro
  • Event Manager
  • One-Click Demo Import
  • Custom Page Backgrounds
  • Revolution Slider
  • Multiple Custom Sidebars
  • SEO Ready
  • MailChimp Integrated
  • Contact Form 7 compatible
  • 32 Premium modules
  • Parallax Sections

Deejay - Free Artists & DJ WordPress Theme

If you're aiming a WordPress theme specially created for DJ, then "DeeJay" is the free WordPress theme you're looking for. As the name might already be explicit about what the theme aims, we can say that it doesn't remain on that field, as it can fairly be used for music bands or artists.

Deejay looks to have what we've recommended, as it supports WooCommerce, Event Calendar, Easy Digital Download, and Jetpack. We can say, you have everything to create your store without a lot of hassles. Here are the other features you'll get.

Key Features

  • Responsive Layout
  • Multiple menus
  • Widget areas
  • Various Layout Options
  • Header Background Video
  • Grid Layout
  • RTL Supported,
  • Theme Options
  • Threaded Comments
  • Translation Ready

Tabula - Art, Music & Language School

If you're looking for a joyful WordPress theme for children's music, then this is the theme to use. Tabula doesn't only aim to be a premium WordPress music theme, but it can also be used by music teachers or by music & dance schools. The set of colors are very pleasant and joyful. With the pricing table, event manager, weekly schedules, we can almost say you have everything for your next music teacher website.

Colors aren't the main characteristics of Tabula, you can also create stores, courses and use any of the elements it provides to enrich you website. Here are other features you might find interesting.

Key Features

  • 3 full demos available
  • 12 differents homepages
  • WooCommerce Supported
  • Yoast SEO Compatible
  • WPLM Compatible
  • Override global settings
  • Parallax effect
  • Button widget
  • RTL supported
  • Contact Form 7 Supported
  • Bold Builder
  • Fast Drag & Drop Builder
  • Full width & boxed layout
  • Custom footer
  • Smooth transitions
  • Icon widget

Musicsong - Free Music WordPress Theme

MusicSong is a well-designed WordPress theme that aims to help artists to showcase their art online. It includes a playlist, music player, testimonials, and an amazing blog layout.

Same to various other popular free themes, MusicSong has a premium version that includes more features. But yet, if you want to know what you'll get from the free version, here are the features.

Key Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Demo Import
  • Site Layout
  • Homepage Sortable
  • Infinite Scroll

  • Loader
  • Custom CSS Option
  • Advanced Color Option
  • Advanced Font Family Option
  • Post/Page Layout Meta box Options

Noize - Music Industry WordPress

If you're a fan of music, then Noise (with a pretty explicit name) will help you to spread your passion. This WordPress theme is created to help anyone in love with music to create artists, music bands, DJ websites. It ships a nice sticky music player, an event manager, a gallery with a lightbox.

So far, it's one of the only themes we've seen having Gutenberg blocks (optimized for Gutenberg). What is however unfortunate, is the lack of WooCommerce support. But still, as you can see on the following key features, there are some interesting points.

Key Features

  • 3 Homes Pages
  • Fully Responsive
  • Gutenberg Supported
  • High Performance Theme
  • Optimized for Search Engines
  • Pricing Table
  • Elementor Supported
  • Powerful theme options
  • Parallax Animation
  • Music Player

Rock Star - Free WordPress Theme For Musicians

Rock Star is a Free WordPress Theme that comes with a Rock'n'Roll look. Such as other WordPress themes on the list, it includes music player, hero slider, gallery, and many other interesting features.

What makes this WordPress theme very catchy, is the parallax effect we can see on the homepage. Let's break down the key features of Rock Star.

Key Features

  • Full screen Background Image
  • Music Player & Playlist
  • Event Manager
  • Gallery with slideshow
  • Responsive Design
  • Blog Layout
  • Multiple Layouts Template
  • Social Network Icons

Spectra - Music Theme for WordPress

Spectra is a premium WordPress theme designed for artists, music bands, music organizations, or anyone interested in the music and willing to create a unique website. Spectra comes with a lot of useful features. It almost fit all the features we've mentioned as required features for an artists & music WordPress theme. There is a portfolio, event manager, gallery, shop, and blog.

Such as other WordPress themes on the list, there is a music player which has the same color set as the theme. Here are other features you might also like

Key Features

  • Visual Composer Page Builder
  • WooCommerce supported
  • Email Marketing
  • Responsive Design
  • Contact Form 7 
  • Retina Ready
  • One Click Demo Import
  • Stunning Advanced Headers
  • Background Generator
  • Music Player
  • Slide Panel
  • Unlimited sidebars

Musical Vibe - Free WordPress Music Theme

Musical vibe is a free WordPress theme for artists also available on a Pro version. While the free version has some basics features, the pro provide WooCommerce as one of the compatible plugin. By exploring the theme, that looked not bad at all, even though we first thought it was a corporate WordPress theme.

While it doesn't offer all the features you might be looking for, here are what you'll get with Musical Vibe.

Key Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Sticky Primary Menu
  • Featured Slider
  • Advance Featured Slider Options Basic
  • 13 Custom Widgets
  • Advance Widget Options Basic
  • Color Options
  • Font Family Options
  • 4 Custom Menu
  • Menu Settings
  • 10 Layout Options
  • Optional Sidebars
  • Advance Pagination Options
  • Advance Author Bio Basic
  • Front Page Widget Area
  • Footer Customization
  • Footer Widgets
  • WooCommerce Support

Final Words

There is a lot of choices when it comes to creating a WordPress website for artists. Based on the current review, we've realized premium WordPress has more features than free ones. But still, free ones can meet your requirements. You might be looking for hosting for your new website, therefore we highly recommend SiteGround as they have very affordable pricing and they provide WordPress dedicated hosting.