Today we examine the best WordPress music and DJ themes presently available in 2017. Most of the these themes are aimed specifically at DJs, music producers, record labels, independent radio stations and other music industry businesses.
If you’re looking specifically for themes made for bands and solo musicians, check out our companion article, 22+ Best WordPress Musician & Band Themes.
The requirements for a DJ, music producer, or label theme are straight-forward. An audio player is a must-have. Preferably, an events manager of some kind will be provided. All of the themes on this list meet those requirements.
Often, custom post types add music-oriented functionality to these themes, and you may want to add content like artist profiles, discographies, and videos. If you intend to sell physical media and merchandise from the site, you might want to ensure whatever theme you choose offers WooCommerce support.
These themes were sourced by hand by an experienced designer. Great design and above average functionality was the criteria. The order isn’t terribly important, though we often do favor the themes near the top of the list.
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Legato is a multipurpose WordPress music theme that will work as a total solution for a number of different music industry websites, including DJs, record labels, and production companies. Legato makes it easy to upload audio and videos, and the intuitive, content-focused layout will make browsing and using the site pleasure for your visitors. The design is tasteful, modern, and professional. It’ll make a strong impression on potential clients and fans.
With Legato, you can build a webstore (thanks to WooCommerce integration) or even manage upcoming events. Putting together an events listing with dates, pricing and venue information is a breeze. Legato even includes support for ticket management. This is a sophisticated theme with a lot of features you won’t find in others – you can even control vendor commissions.
The theme is responsive translation ready. A comprehensive SEO management system is built-in, and the theme administration panel allows you to manage and tweak theme elements without having to touch a line of code. You can even integrate the site with Adsense, Analytics and Feedburder using this panel. Another highly recommended theme by Colorlabs & Company.More Info/Download
No doubt the most striking of Vice’s features are the impressive YouTube video backgrounds, designed to grab your visitors’ attention the moment they land on your site and not let it go. You can choose a different video for each page of the site, and the included music player (an impressive addition in its own right) is smartly integrated so that video is muted when a track is played.
There’s five music-oriented custom post types: releases, podcast, artist, event and gallery. An excellent settings panel on the back-end gives you lots of options for adjusting colors, fonts, and other theme elements. Vice is responsive, high-resolution, and translation-ready.
The screenshot doesn’t fully convey how impressive this theme actually is, so we recommend having a quick peek at the demo and product details page.More Info/Download
The vibrant, colorful Unik theme is a perfect fit for DJs and music websites. The theme is mobile and retina ready, ensuring that it will look great across a wide range of devices. Three different mp3 players are included, and an online booking system helps your clients to get in touch and schedule events.
Unik is easy to customize, and comes with a ton of shortcodes and unlimited colors and layouts. Two premium sliders are bundled in (LayerSlider and Revolution). WooCommerce is supported for music and merchandise sales. Unik is built on the popular Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework.More Info/Download
Noise is a onepage WordPress DJ theme by fitwp on ThemeForest. This fully responsive, retina-ready theme is a complete solution for your music or DJing service. Add and play your music using the included audio players (one simple player, and one extended player). Manage your events, artists, videos and more. A built-in rating system allows your visitors to rate your music.
Noise was built with HTML5/CSS3 and includes a lot of visual flare, like parallax backgrounds and cool AJAX animations. It’s easy to use and customize, and is SEO and speed optimized. Noise includes PSDs for additional customization, and extensive documentation will help you out if you get stuck.More Info/Download
The clean, modern design of MusicVent makes it a good choice for music professionals. MusicVent is responsive, built on a solid HTML5/CSS3 foundation. Two homepage layouts are provided out the box: a fullscreen image slider, and a fullscreen video background.
Lots of custom widgets are packaged in, including a Flickr widget and a widget for embedded video. Six page templates and a selection of useful shortcodes extend the functionality of the theme.
MusicVent is well documented and provides site admins with styling options via the backend control panel.More Info/Download
The unassuming design of Sessions lends itself well to a variety of music-industry niches: DJs, event organizers, nightclubs, record labels and bands. A streaming music player is included, as well as WooCommerce support for merchandise, ticket, and music sales. Six music-oriented custom post types are built in: artists, discographies, events, video and galleries. The theme integrates a drag & drop homepage builder and is easy to customize with a comprehensive back-end options panel.More Info/Download
Smooth is a relatively new music theme for WordPress that comes with over thirty custom skins, multiple audio players playlists, and countdown timer for events. A page builder is included, as well as an extensive options panel for tweaking and customizing most of the theme’s elements. Smooth is retina-ready and supports the WooCommerce plugin for building a shop.More Info/Download
Next we have Soundblast, another fantastic looking theme specifically designed for music websites. Soundblast is feature rich, and includes event management, gallery management, album/audio management and more. Lots of customization and styling options are available on the backend, and layouts can be built and altered using a handy page builder. Soundblast also supports WooCommerce.More Info/Download
MusicHub is a clean, expertly designed and highly flexible theme with a focus on music events, clubs, DJing and other music related services. With MusicHub, you’ll have no problem creating events, promoting them and selling tickets.
The theme also makes it easy to build a discography and sell full albums or single songs. Site admins can create artist biographies, image galleries and more.
A few nice extras are bundled in: the premium Visual Composer plugin for drag & drop frontend page building, and the ever-popular Revolution slider. MusicHub is WPML ready, and includes 16 PSDs for additional customization.\More Info/Download
The responsive Hernan theme was specially made for DJs and other music industry businesses. This easy to use theme includes a custom audio player that will give your site users the opportunity to check out your creative output.
Hernan also includes support for gig and event management, and provides several music-related custom post types. Among them: artists, discography, albums, and videos. A powerful theme settings panel makes the theme simple to tweak and customize.More Info/Download
RoadRunners is a one-page music theme for WordPress would work great for all sorts of music industry professionals and businesses. Beyond the slick, flat, modern design (featuring some cool animated effects), RoadRunners also packs in a lot of functionality.
You can manage both events and artists thanks to custom post types, and there’s plenty of options on the backend to control the individual elements of the theme. A selection of shortcodes are packaged in, and the theme supports the popular Contact Form 7 plugin.More Info/Download
Dubstep Music and DJ Theme for WordPress
Dubstep is a theme that has just the right look for a DJs, clubs and EDM professionals. It’s a clean, easy to use and fast theme that doesn’t bog down performance with extraneous gimmicks.
Custom post types for events, discography management, videos and artists are included, so you’ll be able to categorize and present your info in a sensible way. The events management is intuitive, and both standard and recurring events are supported. You can set date, time, venue and even map coordinates to let fans and party goers know exactly what’s up and where it’s up.
Dubstep is responsive and built on Twitter’s Bootstrap 3 framework.More Info/Download
The bright and bold Club88 theme was made for DJs and other music professionals. The theme includes several excellent, music-centric features.
Events management supports normal and recurring events, and a selection of custom post types will allow you to build and categorize your music-themed content. Artists managament is built-in, as well as discography management. Club88 supports WooCommerce, so you won’t have any trouble setting up a shop to sell your music and merchandise.More Info/Download
SoundWave is a premium theme for DJs and music professionals that combines a classic, familiar layout and design with a selection of excellent music-oriented features. Site owners can add their own music and arrange playlists, and site visitors can browse the site without interrupting the music stream.
Events management is supported, and Soundwave will display your upcoming gigs in a way that’s easy to navigate and read. Site admins can add details to each event listing, like location, venue, price and ticket availability. Photo galleries, video embedding, and artist profiles are also supported.
Soundwave is easy to customize using the theme options – upload custom backgrounds, logos, and favicons, change menu and link colors and more.More Info/Download
K-BOOM is a responsive music events theme with a sharp, professional design and a lot of other great features besides. An audio player and events manager are built-in, and there’s a lot of room for customization on the backend. 25 pre-made skins are available out of the box, as well as 16 custom page templates (events, artists, etc). An extensive options panel for additional control over the styling is provided. K-BOOM is SEO optimized.More Info/Download
With its high contrast, and bright, neon colors, SLAM! looks the part. This music producer and DJ theme takes advantage of WordPress custom post types to add much of its functionality.
Carefully designed post types for artists, events, and podcasts are provided, and a powerful, non-stop audio player will allow visitors to browse you site without music interruption.
This is one of the most feature rich themes on our list, and if you like the design, we recommend taking a look at the full spectrum of features on the product detail page. We unfortunately don’t have room to cover it all here.More Info/Download
Kontrol DJ Theme
Kontrol by CSSIgniter is a responsive WordPress DJ theme that includes a sophisticated custom audio player with Soundcloud support. Using Kontrol, users can manage gigs and events. Several custom post types extend functionality. Create artist profiles, discographies, photo galleries, videos and more. Kontrol is easy to use, install and customize. Translation ready.More Info/Download
MusicPlay is a clean, professional theme that’s made especially for music promotion and music lovers. Users can create and display artists, albums, DJ mixes, events and video/photo galleries thanks to the smartly designed custom post types.
A full-width music player is included that runs on the HTML5 audio engine, and it’s floating and fixed to the bottom of the browser, so your site visitors will always have your music at their fingertips.
The theme is pretty flexible, with lots of options, shortcodes and custom widgets provided. PSDs are are included, and the theme is translation ready, supporting the WPML plugin. If you like design, it’s worth it to pop over to the product page and take a look at the full features list.More Info/Download
Clubber is a DJ theme for WordPress that’s got everything you’ll need. An events manager and an audio player? Check. Post types for video, photos and audio? Check. Killer design? You bet. Theme options? Of course, dummy. There’s eight custom widgets, and Clubber is so simple to install and use, even you’ll be able to figure it out.More Info/Download
EPROM is a music theme suitable for all sorts of music professionals, but its high contrast, bold design will work especially well for DJs and EDM artists. EPROM has an events manager built-in, which supports both one-time and recurring events. Six custom post types are bundled: releases, gallery, events, artists, Nivo slider, and tracks.
There’s tons of options too. Unlimited colors, 350+ Google fonts, a background generator – all sorts of good stuff like that. It’s nice and fast, and provides a pleasant user experience – you won’t find any weird loading bars or laggy animated graphics.More Info/Download
Well, listen. I could describe the design of Rockit Now to you, or you could move your eyes slightly upward. Not bad, eh? It’s fast, and the classic layout and design means you won’t leave your visitors scratching their heads.
The main features of the responsive Rockit Now theme are event management and album/track management. The theme comes with three different sliders: Nivo Slider, Sudo Slider, and Anything Slider.
Plenty of backend options are provided, and the theme is well integrated with social networking and sharing sites.More Info/Download
Muzak is a simple, no-nonsense theme, and we’re very fond of the classy, clean and minimalistic design. It’s understated, tasteful and just plain works. Although the bells & whistles of some other themes on the list do add wow-factor, we always subtly urge our readers to seriously consider themes like this one as an alternative.
It still has all the features you want, like audio and video management, events management and artists management. It just eliminates some of the design bloat and overindulgence of current design trends. It also comes with 20 pages of detailed documentation, so we highly recommend the Muzak theme to WordPress beginners.More Info/Download
Replay is getting a bit old now, but its continued popularity and solid design earns it inclusion on our list. Features include a built-in audio player, six custom post types, seven custom widgets and an events management. So, you know, take a look or whatever. It might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.More Info/Download
That concludes our collection of the best WordPress music and DJ themes. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or check out some of our other informative theme round-ups. Okay? Okay.