Remember the days when music came only in the form of discs or even tapes? Back in those days, having a music collection also meant having a record collection. It is easy to feel nostalgic for those times. In fact, many people still keep some (or many) of their old records at home. And there is absolutely wrong with that. But, nobody can deny that having MP3 audio files is increadibly convenient as it allows you to listen to your music (and other audio files) pretty much anywhere you would like using a desktop or a laptop computer, a smart phone, or any other mobile device.
Another great option is to listen online (and offline) using music streaming sites such as Spotify. But, if you have MP3 audio files already downloaded you will be able to listen to them whenever you feel like it regardless of whether you would be online or offline at that time.
What Is a MP3?
Basically, an MP3 file is a compressed audio file that is enabled to be stored and transmitted digitally. In other less technical words, is a very small audio file that you can keep and play on a computer, smart phone, or mobile device.
Generally, you will need a player in order to reproduce any MP3 files that you have downloaded or created. There are many of them available at the moment but, perhaps, the most popular and better known ones would be the iTunes player for OSX and iOS (Apple operating systems) or Google Music for Android devices.
Both iTunes and Google Music have digital stores attached to their players so that users can conveniently purchase and download any music (MP3 files) that they would like to consume. There are also other web site where you could purchase and download music one, for instance Amazon. The issue with those sites and services is that, of course, downloading MP3 files comes at a cost.
If you are looking for sites where you could download free MP3 files from, you have come to the right place. In this article we will give you a list of the best sites and instructions for you to do just that.
What follows is a list of the best sites for downloading MP3 files in 2017. This is not really a ranking; so all the sites mentioned have their pros and cons. We will talk a little bit about every one of them. We hope this would help you find the right download web site (or web sites for you).
BeeMP3s is an amazing web site to download MP3 files for. Particularly if you are interested in downloading the latest pop music hits.
One of the best things about this web site is the appealing aspect of its functional design.
Basically, BeeMP3.com is a search engine for downloadable MP3 music files. Simply type in the name of a song or artist, and then click or tap on “search”, and you will find what you are looking for. If you just want suggestions you will find a list of the top 20 downloaded artists and the 20 downloaded songs right there on the landing page.
Jamendo is so great that it allows its users to both download or stream music for its web site.
If you had just visited BeeMP3s before checking out Jamendo, you would be pleasantly surprised. Jamendo looks absolutely professional and up to date. The landing page is incredibly minimalist. In fact, you will find no content for audio files or anything else on the Jamendo welcome page. Only a “start” button that you will need to click or tap on in order to proceed.
Once you have clicked or tapped on the “start” button, you will be redirected to another page where you will be able to start exploring music. For instance, you will be able to search one of the following categories:
- Latest releases.
Jamendo is an amazing site to find new lesser known awesome music to listen to. The site would also allow to search by genre and, of course, to stream every tune in its entirety before you decide to go ahead and make any downloads.
MP3 Juices is also a contender for the title of best music download site of 2017. The web site is basically one large search bar where you can type in any artist or song you would like to fine. Think about it as an MP3 search engine!
One of the things that sets MP3 Juices apart from the other download sites on our list and many other out there is that apart from searching for songs or artists, you can also search for music on YouTube. If you would like the MP3 version of anything on YouTube, simply enter the appropriate YouTube URL into the search space. If you are not sure how to do this, just head over to YouTube, find the song (or any video) that you would like to have, then copy the exact URL from your web browser (any web browser you use would work just the same), then open a new tap and go to the MP3Juices site. Finally, paste the YouTube URL into the search box and click or tap on the “search” button.
We have wanted to include download sites that would cater to as many different music tastes as possible. Since we have already covered the latest pop hits, indie music, and anything you can find on YouTube, this could be a good time to introduce DJRaag.
DJRaag is the best site for downloaded Bollywood movies. If you are a fun of contemporary India cinema and would like to be able to listen to their amazing songs, you should visit this web site very often.
Apart from Bollywood songs and music videos, this web site has a comprehensive section that includes all Indian music in different languages including the following:
- Shabad Gurbani.
No list would be complete without the MP3 Box on it. This web site must be one of the easiest ones to use. And not only that, but the range of the music you will find on it is, without fear of exaggeration, quite spectacular.
Finding the right song or even album on the MP3 Box site could not be easier. You could simply use the search box and type in the name of the artist, the song, or the album.
Also, if you would prefer, you could click on one of the sections on the top menu bar, including the following:
- Popular by genre.
- Top songs.
If, however, what you would like to do is to check out the popularity charts you could do that there and then from the landing page, where you will find to lists (with links) of the top songs and the top albums, meaning the songs and albums that have been most downloaded from MP3 Box so far.
Sound Cloud is really an outlier on this list. Unlike the other sites that we have mentioned so far (and many others that keep constantly popping up all over the Internet, Sound Cloud is really more like a social network than a download site.
Why have we then included Sound Cloud on this list? Well, because believe it or not it a great site not only find music (and other audio content) to stream or download for free but it is also a platform where you can share music with your friends through social media.
You will probably not find every piece of music you would like on Sound Cloud but you will find lots of interesting music and podcast. What really makes Sound Cloud special is the ability to share MP3 files on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
Another great reason to use Sound Cloud is that if you create your own MP3 files (let’s say you have a podcast, for instance), you will be able to upload them to the site and share them with other users. We really recommend this site particularly if you are into creating and sharing content, but it is also a great place to listen to music online and download it from where you do not have Internet access.
And Sound Cloud concludes our lists for the best MP3 download sites of 2017. As you can see we have made an effort to include as wide a range of web sites as possible. We apologize if any of the web sites we have mentioned are no longer available by the time you read this article. Inevitable, from time to time, this sort of web site is taken down. If you stumbled upon any that does not longer work, please leave us a comment so future readers will also know.
We hope you have enjoyed our list of MP3 download sites. If you have any feedback on any of them or would like to make your own suggestion of web sites, please leave us a message in the comments section below!