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5 Ways to Make Your Music Website Stand Out

A website is great for leaving a lasting impression on viewers. Here are five ways to make your website really pop!

by Melanie Kealey of Bandzoogle

As a musician, you create songs that will elicit the emotions of listeners. Website design should do the same: while staying on-trend, you want the vibe to evoke a memorable feeling.

The clever use of color is a great way to grab attention, set the mood, and influence the impression your website visitors have of your band. To help you get your website started on the right foot, we’ve added a new ‘Bold’ atmosphere to the theme selector. Our designers have combined the concepts of brutalism with vibrant color palettes to come up with 11 new ready-made designs to spark your creativity and frame your music with confidence.

Let’s take a look at some of these templates and how they can help you give your website a new tone.

1. Emphasize your call to action

Your website is a great place to convert curious listeners (they arrived at your website, after all) into real fans.

The best way to grab the attention of your website visitors is to use a prominent call to action. With a palette of bold color choices, the Spotlight model shines a light on your latest promotional effort as an independent artist in a prominent call to action at the top of the page.

Featuring a universally appealing image that suits most artists, this template is set to make a statement without much work on your part.

Build your own music website in minutes with a bold new template. Build a website with Bandzoogle now.

5 Ways to Use Bright Colors in Music Website Design Example

2. Choose functionality over aesthetics

The concept of brutalism is gaining popularity in web design for its raw and austere look. This means prioritizing the direct effectiveness of your music website instead of a flashy, over-designed feel. The Brutalist notion of practicality and clean lines played into the selection of colors, fonts, and images used in these contemporary design choices.

The Tonic website template is a great option if you want to test out a new brutalist look for your band. This theme features complementary orange and blue hues and draws attention to your artist’s name. This is perfect for a party band, rapper or a DJ website.

5 Ways to Use Bright Colors in Music Website Design

3. Choose a colorful image

Many musicians stumble when trying to find the perfect image of themselves to display on their website. And it’s understandable – group photos are an important part of building your brand online. However, you can design around this using stock images that convey your vibe and use your posed group photos on your About page.

If this idea appeals to you, try the updated Mezzo theme. Mezzo features a side menu space ready for a pop of color. The right side of this website template is clean with simple lines and plenty of space for content to flow, while the sidebar remains static.

By default, it features a geometric image, going along with the simple brutalist aesthetic, but you can change it to any image you like. There’s a lot to try out in the image picker, many of which are abstract and would fit well into these new theme concepts.

5 Ways to Use Bright Colors in Music Website Design

4. Be experimental

If you like to take risks in your music, a bold template choice might work well to convey that energy to your website.

Try it simple Slice model – another powerful out-of-the-box design for you to add show dates, biography, EPK, and more. Red is the featured color here, and since there is no header image, this template can hold a lot of content.

5 Ways to Use Bright Colors in Music Website Design

5. Try a new font for inspiration

In addition to the new “Bold” vibe, we’ve added seven new fonts to all website templates available in the theme selector. If you’re not ready to change your entire website design, you can try a new font to brighten up your band name. You can also change the font of your content – ​​even a small change like updating the style of your text can breathe new life into your website.

The ‘Bold’ version of the Eclipse theme shows off our new ‘Syne Mono’ font. If you try this updated variant, the new font will automatically show up. You can also use this font (and other new ones!) in any of our current designs.

5 Ways to Use Bright Colors in Music Website Design

To try out one of these striking theme designs, head to your theme chooser and click on one of these thumbnails: Receiver, Signal, Jacob, Slice, Entourage, Vincent, Tonic, Limelight, Mezzo, Spotlight, Eclipse. There you will see the “Bold” style option which you can click on.

Bold color mood option in theme switcher

If you were planning on redesigning your website, why not try one of these new options? Moving away from ornate details, this bold new vibe focuses on practical designs that hold that remarkable “wow” factor. We hope these vibrant templates help make your website an even more memorable visit!