The novel and movie series of Harry Potter are big business. They helped make YA literature what it is today. Many fans have fallen in love with the characters and the world which they show through many creative ways including music.
1. Wizard Rock. The whole scene and bands. I am just lumping them all together in one or this would just be me listing some of them. I wanted to show off some other acts that are Potter fans too.
2. Insane Ian noted that River Cuomo of Weezer looks like a grown-up Potter, taking this idea we wrote a parody album of Harry Potter set to Weezer songs. He calls it Weezard.
3. Adam Warrock and Mikal kHill of the Thought Criminals have worked together a few times on mixtapes. One of them The Slytherin House Mixtape. Sampling the orchestral scores from the movies, they created a mixtape focused on the franchise, from the point of view of the more cunning and ambitious students.
4. The great Luke Ski has Christmas in Hogwarts, a parody of Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis” about Harry Potter at Christmastime.
5. Team StarKid a musical theatre production troupe, originally from Ann Arbor, MI and currently based in Chicago, who created their A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel. Darren Criss of Glee fame plays Harry and wrote the majority of the music.
6. The nerd rock band Nuclear Bubble Wrap has done a number of Harry Potter songs over the years: Act Pottery, Avada Kedavra, and Draining the Lizard on a Dead Gay Wizard.
7. Not Literally is a trio of girls who love to make videos. They have done a whole slew of Potter music videos.
8. Scych has done an electric progressive rock song inspired by the Elder Wand in the HP series called the Eldruhn Wand.
9. Hello, The Future also has a Christmas song about Harry Potter; Merry Christmas, Harry Potter. What is it about Harry Potter, Christmas, and comedy musicians?
10. If you were wanting more nerdcore, here is The Wrock Snob’s top ten list of nerdcore songs with Potter references. Includes Kabuto the Python, Dr. Awkward, YTCracker, and more.
Honorable Mention goes to an 8bit version of the Harry Potter theme also know as Hedwig’s Theme from the movie series.