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10 Inspiring Music Artist and Band Websites in 2016

It isn’t easy finding interesting and well-designed band websites on the internet. Musicians seem to neglect their websites, which I find a bit upsetting because they could get so experimental and have no rules or brand guidelines to stick to.

I found that overly commercial musicians (with some exceptions) already have an enormous fanbase and they see no need to spend too much effort on a website because it does not serve much of a purpose for them. I also found that there’s quite a fair bit of musicians, commercial and underground, with no website at all. A lot of underground musicians seem to rely on sources like SoundCloud or Bandcamp to promote their music, which in my opinion, can be a mistake because they could express so much about who they are and what they do through a nicely customised website.

I did, however, manage to collect some sites that were quite impressive and very indicative of the feel the band is going for. Here’s the list (not in any particular order):

 

Depeche Mode – depechemode.com

Depeche Mode

 

 

MGMT – whoismgmt.com/visualize#_=_

MGMT

 

 

Chvrches – chvrch.es

chvrches

 

 

Mashrou’ Leila – mashrouleila.com

mashrouleila

 

 

Calvin Harris – calvinharris.co.uk

Calvin Harris

 

 

Goldfrapp – goldfrapp.com

goldfrapp

 

 

The Chemical Brothers – thechemicalbrothers.com

chemicalbrothers

 

 

Coldplay – coldplay.com

Coldplay

 

 

Foster the People – fosterthepeople.com

Foster the People

 

 

Sam Feldt – samfeldt.com

Sam Feldt

 

 

Bonus:

thekooks.com

hangingupthemoon.com

beyonce.com

redhotchilipeppers.com

chetfaker.com

courtneybarnett.com.au

billyharveymusic.com

bjork.com

toroymoi.com

kingsofleon.com

Nadine Beyrouti

Founder of The Creative Tinkerer, freelance designer and photography lover.