A few months back I listed a few musicians and bands who use WordPress to power their Websites. These artists included Katy Perry, Tom Jones, Nicki Minaj and seven others. Several thousand people have now visited the original Post so I thought I’d post a follow-up listing more superstar singers and groups.
Here then are even more stars that rely on WordPress to reliably deliver their Websites to their millions of fans.
Mötley Crüe, from Los Angeles, have sold over 80 million albums. The four band members are famous in their own right; Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil.
For me, the most interesting thing of all about this Website is that it uses the default WordPress Theme, Twenty Eleven. The styling is altered via a child-theme. In addition, Plugins used are available for simple and free download from wordpress.org such as Shutter Reloaded, GigPress (to display live performance dates) and TubePress for Vimeo and YouTube videos.
Abba need little introduction. Hailing from Sweden they’ve sold over 370 million albums.
Incredibly enough the official Abba Website, like the Mötley Crüe Site, uses a modified version of the default Twenty Eleven Theme. This really illustrates how good even the default WordPress Themes are. I believe that this could be a much better looking Website but I do like that very few Plugins are used.
Aubrey Drake Graham is the first Canadian on this list of entertainer Websites. He is currently one of the top selling artists and has won various awards including being awarded “GQ Man of the Year’ in 2010 and Rap Recording of the Year in the 2012 Juno Awards.
For his Website, Drake uses a custom Theme. Again, like the Abba Website described above, very few Plugins are used to add functionality. The Site is simple but attractive and the background image remains static whilst scrolling Pages vertically which has a great visual effect.
Tegan and Sarah
Canadian identical twin sisters, Tegan and Sarah, are about to release their seventh studio album. They’ve had considerable success and have toured with the likes of Neil Young, The Killers and Death Cab for Cutie.
I love the simplicity of design of their Website. It is a beautiful and very effective Website. A custom Theme has been created for the Website and Plugins include NextGEN Gallery, W3 Total Cache and Google Analytics for WordPress.
N*E*R*D. (No-one Ever Really Dies)
This wild and very awesome Website is for the band NER*D (No one Ever Really Dies) which comprises Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley.
The very unique Home Page uses Flash which is falling from favor fast. The Home Page does however show what makes Flash great. I noticed that the Site uses various Plugins that are incompatible with the latest version of WordPress but some of the good Plugins being used are WP Super-Cache and All in One SEO Pack (which I love and use on many Websites). Like many other Websites in this list, Google Analytics is used to get data about visitors.
The Young Professionals
The Israeli band, The Young Professionals (sometimes referred to as TYP or TYPband) comprises Ivri Lider and Yonatan Goldstein. TYP is very active in social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Login to their Website is powered by Facebook.
So there we have it, another six beautiful musician Websites powered by WordPress.