30 Beautiful Music Websites for Design Inspiration

Apr 12 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 56 Comments

Music lovers often are sensitive to design. This probably explains why so many music websites are so wonderfully designed and inspiring.

In this article, you’ll be able to discover 30 beautiful music websites that stand out from the crowd.

Mx3

Mx3 screen shot.

midomi.com

midomi.com screen shot.

Apple – iTunes

Apple - iTunes screen shot.

Last.fm

Last.fm screen shot.

Deezer

Deezer screen shot.

evelMerch

evelMerch screen shot.

Gigotron

Gigotron screen shot.

Virb

Virb screen shot.

Mugasha

Mugasha screen shot.

just hear !t

just hear it

Songbird

Songbird screen shot.

14 tracks

14 tracks screen shot.

Bandize.com

Bandize.com screen shot.

Champion Sound

Champion Sound screen shot.

Lasttweet.com

Lasttweet.com screen shot.

Echodio

Echodio screen shot.

iLike

iLike screen shot.

Dorble.com

Dorble.com screen shot.

LyricSift

LyricSift screen shot.

Jamseed

Jamseed screen shot.

Taste Kid

Taste Kid screen shot.

NYLVI

NYLVI screen shot.

Pitchfork

Pitchfork screen shot.

Twisten.FM

Twisten.FM screen shot.

Sellaband

Sellaband screen shot.

Slicethepie

Slicethepie screen shot.

Tunerec

Tunerec screen shotl

Songza

Songza screen shot,.

Better Than The Van

Better Than The Van screen shot.

audiolife

audiolife screen shot.

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About the Author

Mirko Humbert is a freelance designer from Switzerland. He shares his thoughts about his passion on his graphic design blog, Designer Daily, and also runs a CSS gallery called CSS Orgy. To connect with Mirko, you can follow him on Twitter.

56 Comments

A u d e e

April 12th, 2009

This post is one of my favorite! Very inspiring as they are selected in a best way. Thank you for sharing these cool music websites.
To Mirko: It’s a great work! Keep it up ;)

Karitk

April 12th, 2009

You Missed one

http://music.syberplanet.net

Nice Post

Choobie

April 12th, 2009

Why does everyone always add Apple creations to their lest of “best looking” stuff? I have never found Apple’s website to be very attractive, nor the designs of any of their products like the Macbooks, iPods, and so forth. Everything designed by Apple is just too plain and bland. Spice things up, add some color and accents! Plain white with shades of gray is dull.

Jacob Gube

April 12th, 2009

@Choobie: To me, I like the simplicity of the design: it’s functional, not too ‘wild and crazy’, and truly reflects Apple’s design philosophies towards their products.

Jen

April 12th, 2009

http://musicisnotdead.com should be on this list

John

April 12th, 2009

how about this site:

http://drimr.com

i like their design,it’s clear

james mcdisi

April 12th, 2009

great list! although virb feels a little tired now.

Also, you should include Loudcrowd, it could be a little more unified but just look at the wallpaper it’s a cornucopia of awesome.

Consider

April 12th, 2009

Beatport.com

david hyman

April 12th, 2009

we have them all beat!! come to the relaunch of MOG on wednesday and if you do not agree our new design is NUMBER ONE, i WILL EAT MY SHORTS

Rick

April 12th, 2009

This really isn’t the best list of Music Websites for design inspiration in my opinion. Most of these sites don’t really have anything special about them. They are well organized and the colors are good, but they don’t show much innovation. For the most part anyways some of them are good.

Micheal

April 12th, 2009

How is UpVenue not in the list? Their blog pages look great.

Fred

April 12th, 2009

Mine is a smaller personal indie music website, not sure if it fits the scope here, but do check it out too :)

http://music.Fred-Lin.com

max

April 12th, 2009

really, nothing inspirational here. music sites have yet to pull their asses out of their hats and amaze me. When I think music, I think dynamic and religion changing. Pretty isn’t enough, I want it to make me want music.

Jacob Gube

April 12th, 2009

Thank you everyone for adding other beautiful music-related sites.

@Mirko Humbert: Well done on this post!

@John: It sort of has a similar look-and-feel to last.fm, I can see where they drew inspiration from.

@david hyman: Hey, don’t eat your shorts, I don’t want you to choke on them – I’ll take your word for it! :)

gorgonzatron

April 12th, 2009

YAWN. This article just tells me how many stupid domain names are out there and how saturated the web is with garbage.

Creamy CSS

April 13th, 2009

Great list of inspiration! Thanks a lot for that! ;)

Some of the works are amazing! :)

MorayWeb

April 13th, 2009

Nice list, great source of inspiration – thanks!

Harbinder Narula

April 13th, 2009

Hi Guys.

This is an impressive list. Some of the websites that look clean in their implementation are http://www.wonderdoctor.com and http://www.aryty.com . Do take a look, I am sure you would like their simple and clean implementation.

Andrew

April 13th, 2009

The design on wearehunted.com surely rates a mention too?

Jen

April 13th, 2009

Also check http://www.arcmusic.co.uk for World Music

Callum Chapman

April 13th, 2009

another great collection, love the mx3 website, and i’ve always been a fan of the apple site!

Conrad

April 13th, 2009

How about http://www.zune.net.

Just because its Microsoft it doesn’t get a mention? I dislike the zune player as much as the next guy but you have to admit it has a very well designed website and graphics.

taylan

April 13th, 2009

Great list. I think, jango.com should be on this list.

z.Yleo77

April 13th, 2009

how beatuiful… most of this sites.

Loris

April 13th, 2009

http://www.qobuz.com should be on the list too, very elegant design

Alias

April 13th, 2009

et ce site là : http://www.briterevolution.com/ j’espère que tu iras regarder avant de le balancer comme une merde à la poubelle, pov’ con !

marjan

April 13th, 2009

nice post!

definitely love the simplicity of audiolife’s site, as well as pitchfork’s new layout.

Chris

April 13th, 2009

http://www.indiepit.com

Really clean design, great LA artists.

Fred G

April 13th, 2009

An other French music website really beautiful : http://musikplease.com

Jacob Gube

April 13th, 2009

@Alias: Vous devriez détendre.

Eric

April 13th, 2009

Thanks for featuring Gigotron!

tonefreak

April 13th, 2009

http://alonetone.com/

Uncluttered, easy to navigate, no ads. Great site for hobby musicians and recordists.

Richard

April 14th, 2009

What about http://nonesuch.com . This website has a super clean grid design.

Daniel

April 14th, 2009

http://www.roccatune.com should be in here

Nik

April 14th, 2009

Hey everyone, we (Turn2Live.com) are actually in our alpha (open-alpha) and before we roll out to the nation with our beta, we’re curious if you all like our mood-wheel. The mood wheel allows you to search for live-music happening around you based on what mood you’re in.

Thoughts!?

phil

April 14th, 2009

title and score is as minimal as can be. i really enjoy it. http://www.titleandscore.com/

really

April 15th, 2009

This list cannot be taken seriously while not including http://www.purevolume.com

Jason

April 16th, 2009

Some good examples here but also some that are, in my opinion, poor to average. MX3 is an especially bizarre looking site!

I was suprised to not see Pure Volume here too.

inoreloaded

April 25th, 2009

great inspiration here

Hank

May 16th, 2009

Great Website!!!

all politics aside

May 27th, 2009

Too bad beauty and intuitive site interaction is hard to combine.

nh design

May 28th, 2009

My preference is Just Hear It, though the group in total provides some great ideas.

baddjuju

July 10th, 2009

Nice designs! I think Audiolife should be moved up the list!

Ashley Adams : Postcard Printing

September 21st, 2009

Hey Mirko…….this article proves that simplicity of the design is the most essential factor. You really don’t have to use vibrant colors or fonts to make your site attractive. I think color and glossy fonts can easily make anything attractive. Keeping it simple yet beautiful is the challenge. Great job.

Max Miller

January 14th, 2010

One more that I think needs to be added to this list is PlayMe: http://www.playme.com/

krishna

March 8th, 2010

good collection. the sites listed truly inspires to develop websites which has music as its theme.

Kent

June 29th, 2010

Some fairly ok design work but haven’t seen anything to blow me out of the water

Sane

June 30th, 2010

Wish some of the web developers on these sites will give my website a hand. Great work

Steve Jackson

August 19th, 2010

My record label’s website is here: http://www.bombedout.com – it’s been through many iterations but I’m pretty happy with how it’s currently looking.

Danny

March 30th, 2011

I think this music website is visually good looking: http://www.nouvellemusique.co.uk

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