I'm building the interface for a music application and you can sort by songs, albums, artists, etc. I have icons for all of these, but I'm currently using a generic "person" icon for artists/musicians. What icon can be used to represent "music artist"?


I've seen this represented by an outline of an artist holding a mic. Depending on what your userbase will be like, you could have more fun with it, like maybe an outline of someone holding a guitar, a concert pianist, etc.

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Use of 2 different icon for musician and music artist will be a good option, you can design something like this.

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  • I like your first one but I'd like to clarify that I don't need a separate icon for musicians; that was just to give a synonym for artist. – Keavon Jul 24 '14 at 5:32
  • In my opinion, in that case you may use the second one. As I feel mic is most suitable for a vocal artist. While a musical note can represent both. – S.M. Jul 24 '14 at 5:39
  • Good point. Any other secondary icons that may fit as well? – Keavon Jul 24 '14 at 5:43
  • If the dimensions is not big enough, you may remove user pic and try to do a mix of both mic and music note. – S.M. Jul 24 '14 at 5:47

You could somehow add a microphone to the icon, or notes maybe a portion of a music score.

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You can use this for inspiration: http://thenounproject.com/search/?q=musician
One of my favourite icon collections website =)
They have huge amount of ideas for different icons =)

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