1. teamkanye.com

The Team Kanye website was recently rebuilt (by Arvin Leeuwis) and it looks incredible!

The site features lots of floating elements, overlaid with text, and GIFs and Videos that can be unmuted.

I think it’s a super creative way to recycle content from social media into a unique brand experience.

2. History of American Music

Telegraph UK has an amazing page on the “history of American music” that’s seriously one of a kind!

It shows how music has changed since 1903, from blues to Jazz to EDM, each with their own spotify playlist for users to enjoy.

I think it’s a great way to educate and entertain users by turning an infographic into an interactive experience!

3. addictrave.com

The Addict Rave site is one of my favorite music event websites so far!

The home page video makes it feel like you’re a part of the event, and the photos and testimonials really make it so that the user doesn’t want to miss out on the next one.

The layered elements and subtle JS animations are also really well executed.

4. carlnielsencompetition.com

The Carl Nielsen Competition website is an amazing blend of sound and motion 🎢

It has a super unique animated intro that sounds like an orchestral opening, and lots of cool micro interactions that play on the fact that it’s a competition for violins, flutes, and clarinets!

5. badass.shoes-up.com

You’ve got to check out this dope website for Joey Badass πŸ€―πŸ’΅πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

This is one of the most unique scrolling experiences I’ve seen on the web! 🀘🏻

6. roche-musique.com

This website is for a french music label called Roche Musique
These guys have some really great creative direction – I’m a huge fan of overlaid elements and javascript animations if you couldn’t already tell πŸ˜…

The music video player is one of my favorite parts but the website also includes a timeline for the label unlike any other timeline I’ve seen on the web.

7. mjfswipe.com

The Montreux Jazz Festival website is a great example of a simple concept executed beautifully.
The website shows the user a handful of different genres and then puts together tickets for the festival based on which kinds of music they like πŸ€–πŸŽ·πŸ”Š

It even includes a Spotify playlist you can thumb through before jumping the gun and making the buy.

Whenever possible your website should give the users everything they need to make an educated purchasing decision – they need to know exactly what they’re getting. Any ambiguity could be the difference between successfully converting users and having them bounce.

8. sound-of-change.com

I’ve gotta give it up to whoever built the Sound of Change website – the animations and transitions are sick!

Apparently it’s a music label for buskers, which according to dictionary.com is: “a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations.”

Definitely check this one out, if not for the awesome story, then for the sweet animated line art across the site.

9. fullforcewolfhorse.com

The weirdest website in the music and sound design niche has to go to Full Force Wolf Horse by the team over at Stand & Marvel πŸΊπŸ΄

This website features a crazy 3d model of a wolf/horse (?) and really odd boops and bops everywhere!

Those are my top picks! What did you think?

If you’re a musician (or in the music industry) with a really great website let me know in the comments below!

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