If your life had a soundtrack, your living would become so much more fun. Your everyday things like going to work, walking your dog or or tapping an e-mail to your client would gain a unique color of … something that we cannot even explain. You sometimes find yourself humming your favorite tune when you are not in your headphones or you wake up with a fully-played to the very tiny detail song in your head in the morning.
Music is a huge part of our life indeed and we can’t deny it.
Let’s remember the last time you visited a website of your favorite singer/band/orchestra (maybe? :). That probably wasn’t so recent, since people don’t tend to visit the websites of their favorite performers too often. Maybe that is the reason why the most popular performers of the world have average websites. Maybe that happens because they are already world-wide famous and they don’t need further spreading, maybe they choose other ways to attract audience, or maybe their managers simply forgot about their website. Whichever the reason is, if you are looking for web design inspiration, you should search for it among the performers which are not that popular yet.
In this list we’ve gathered a little more than a dozen of pure web design inspiration resources including the websites of the famous musicians. There are also websites of those who do not perform music themselves, but still are somehow related to music.
We suggest that you see the websites yourself and get inspired. Caution: there are some of them which can literally make you dizzy.
This is a team of French guys who produce music for different purposes. When seeing this website, you somewhat get hypnotized by the way letter ‘N’ is performed on the home page. Looks incredibly dynamic and alive. Nothing superfluous, only music business.
2. OKEAN ELZY
It is a stunning interactive project that belongs to a Ukrainian band Okean Elzy. This website is a virtual museum, dedicated to the history of the band. Looks brilliant. Almost as if you are in a theater watching a 3D movie.
A website presenting Italian guitarists. Flat design looks perfect. But don’t scroll too fast – pay attention to their forehead. The name of the website corresponds to the idea of the band. Definitely.
This is one more intriguing website. One-page website with a Parallax scrolling effect creates the impression of something truly magical – the sticky design element reflects the background, you can get hooked for several minutes scrolling the website up and down.
This is one of the website you’ve been warned about: the loader can break your eyes and it may be hard for you staying on the website for more than 10 seconds without getting a headache or eye strain. However, as an extremely unusual web design, it has to be seen.
These guys will create a calming effect for you after the previous website.
They have lovely social media buttons – pay attention to those cute diamond-like buttons. The menu is hidden so your eyes doesn’t have any elements to stumble upon.
Caution! This is one more website we warned you about.
The design which clearly gets into your mind. It’s interactive and a little censored. Bold and audacious colors combined with an unsual slider create a powerful impact on fans of this performer.
8. BeoPlay H8
This is not exactly a performer, but these guys are related to music for sure. At first sight the website seems to be usual, but when you scroll down you discover it has a video. Besides, big background images always add some chick to online presence.
Coldplay website designers found a great design solution to present a big amount of content in a perceivable way. The boxes are clearly separated from each other and you don’t feel any visual overloading.
This agency which sells tickets to concerts has an incredibly elegant design. The color combination, flat design, image slider and muted background – they combine all the latest trends of web design and most like are one of those who create new ones. Definitely worth a note.
11. Chris Isaac
Chris Isaak’s website has a simple yet complete design. Soft colors, round shape throught the design, intuitive navigation – all these features create an impression of a very cozy and welcoming website.
Just like their music, the font of Paramore website is a little whimsical. The diagonal lines fit the font well and the website includes both informativity and clean and clear design.
13. The Sound Ibiza
A sunny summer-like music-related website which makes you explore the website right away after you enter it. When you move your cursor, the images smoothly zoom in, The colors are mostly concentrated on the top of a website – this subconsciously moves the viewer’s attention to the top of it, and then, when he get all the emotional load, he scrolls down and sees the info.
Using video in the background is always engaging. Why? There’s an assumption that it happens due to self-preservation instinct. The human instincts never went away, and human vision is still tuned to capture potential threats which is… movement. That’s why using a video or moving items in design performs so well. A music website fits for the purpose perfectly well as there is usually has engaging multimedia to show to a visitor.
15. Suie Pararude
An engaging vertical design which uncovers you the photos when you move the cursor. Surprisingly, they manages to put everything needed into this simple and yet unsual design – news, discography, photos, videos and biography. Let this design stay somewhere on the back of you mind and pop up as a great idea in future.
16. Josh Cohen
This website is a great example of how a music school can look online. Black and white colors on the home page, which has a full-width image, look absolutely natural. They moved the menu and all the info below – a great option for those who want to leave a full-width background and yet keep all the information their customers may need.
And, if you need a WordPress template, we suggest that you take a look at Crocoblock music themes.