Best Band Websites

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by CJ McDaniel // May 26 // 0 Comments

Best Band Websites:

Good musicians and bands will often reach out to their fans or fans-to-be by means of a website. A great band website will often include pictures, sound clips, biographies or video clips from a recent concert. A great website will allow you inside access to your favorite band. Here are some of the best websites in the music industry.

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Alan Jackson

Country singer, Alan Jackson, has a very effective country music website. This site includes all the important elements of a band or singers websites including news, tour information, about the artist, videos, music, photos, e-mail updates and more. Jackson’s website is updated with regular headlines as he tours, allowing visitors to experience the tour day-by-day.

Best Band Websites

North Country

The North Country website opens with their official video, giving fans and visitors a taste of what their music is all about.  On the homepage, North Country makes it is for fans to download music by directing them to Amazon and iTunes. An easy-to-read navigation bar directs visitors to important information about the band. These elements include multimedia, news, shows, pictures, merchandise, biographies and contact information.

Best Band Websites

U2

U2’s website is easy-to-use yet brings about a sense of mystery. U2 includes all of the important elements of a band website including news, music, photos, videos, discography, tours and a shop. U2 also includes a community that users can sign-up and belong to, which allows users to post in forums. A live newsfeed scrolls on the homepage, updating users of the latest U2 news. Unique photos on the homepage lead to unique U2 videos. The site has a nice blend of black and white with just a little color that is easy on the eyes and user-friendly.

Best Band Websites

The Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band site places a unique spin on traditional web elements found on a majority of bands’ websites. While a little fancier and detailed than most sites on this list, the Zac Brown Band has all important web elements – including updates, a store, videos, and tour information. This website also includes a cooking store and jukebox. Multiple small graphics on the homepage easily direct users to a variety of information on the band.

Best Band Websites

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie takes simplicity to the next level with a website that reads more like a blog than a traditional webpage. Links on the side of the page navigate users to tour information, a shop, photos, videos, contact, fan information, and discography. A feature unique to this website is the role social media plays. A Twitter feed streams on the side of the webpage as well as links to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and e-mail. The black, white and grey design allows visitors to focus on the music rather than on a flashy design.

Best Band Websites

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