YouTube MP3 easily attracts 400 million visitors per month. And it’s bigger than SoundCloud. But who are the other giants of free mp3 music downloads? Here are 15 of the best sites, worldwide.
MP3juices.cc has quickly become one of the largest free mp3 music download sites in the world. The US-based site offers tons of free mp3s and combines this feature with YouTube videos. This may represent a new generation of free mp3 music download sites, especially as Youtube to MP3 converters are on the rise.
According to SimilarWeb, MP3juices.cc is on its way to becoming one of the top 500 sites in the United States. Worldwide, MP3juices.cc is about to enter the top 1000.
Just recently, MP3juices.cc started to exceed 60 million visitors per month. This massive traffic volume is likely fueled by a layout that combines a YouTube viewer with easy MP3 audio downloads. It’s similar to what YouTube MP3 does, except MP3juices.cc brings the whole experience to one site.
These guys obviously deliver a ton of downloads. They also make a ton of money, judging by the ad overload on the site.
emp3z.com is one of the fastest growing free mp3 music download services on the web. The site, at emp3z.com, is rapidly approaching 27 million unique visitors per month. By the end of the year, these traffic volumes should exceed 50 million per month.
In terms of growth, emp3z.com is meteoric. Amazingly, the site only started popping up in July and is growing more than 50% month over month. Also based in India, emp3z.com offers a mix of Western and Bollywood pop music.
emp3z.com enabled super-fast downloads, in the US and other countries. The site, which focuses heavily on free mp3s, claims DMCA protection.
Just as the name suggests, convert2mp3.net converts streaming videos into downloads. The site resembles YouTube MP3, but also allows users to search for video content directly from its page.
Looks like this copy formula works perfectly for this German site. According to SimilarWeb, convert2mp3.net attracts over 80 million visitors per month. It is one of the top 50 sites in Germany and one of the top 500 sites worldwide. This makes it one of the biggest mp3 music download sites in the world, with massive daily conversions.
So far, convert2mp3.net has operated under the radar. As far as we know, the site has not yet received a crackdown. In fact, a shutdown of YouTube MP3 could work to its advantage. Stay tuned.
You’ve probably never heard of Zing MP3. But it is the ninth largest website in Vietnam and the 4th largest free mp3 music download center in the world. It receives over 60 million visits in a typical month, according to SimilarWeb.
As you’d expect, Zing is aimed at Vietnamese and South Asian audiences. But great American hits are also offered.
In fact, Zing, which resides at mp3.zing.vn, combines videos, lyrics, and downloads into a single interface. This is now a growing trend among free mp3 music download destinations, with combined YouTube to MP3 and download interfaces gaining popularity.
Also a Vietnamese free mp3 music download giant, NCT focuses more on localized content. Western and European content is definitely available, with global pop hits from artists like Beyonce searchable. But NCT, at nhaccuatui.com, permanently limits downloads on much of this material. Or even prevent its video playback.
These restrictions impede NCT’s reach only modestly. According to SimilarWeb, NCT is the 14th largest site in Vietnam and one of the top 1,000 ranked websites in the world.
Overall, NCT attracts over 30 million visitors worldwide, according to SimilarWeb.
MP3XD is one of the top 50 sites in Mexico and one of the top 1000 sites in the world. According to SimilarWeb, MP3XD attracts over 30 million visitors per month.
The site offers free mp3 music downloads for virtually any song, starting with Mexican and Latin music. But they also offer the greatest hits, ranging from Drake to Kaskade. And MP3XD attempts to anonymize all mp3 music downloads.
As you would expect, MP3XD gets most of its traffic from Mexico. But it also attracts huge visitor traffic from Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
This Russian mp3 music download giant offers a wide range of free media. This includes music, with a huge list of chart-topping tracks available for download. In fact, it’s easily one of the biggest free mp3 music download centers in Russia and Eastern Europe.
In terms of traffic, Zaycev.net easily exceeds 30 million visitors per month, according to SimilarWeb. This makes it one of the top 80 sites in Russia, although the site has disabled all uploads to the United States. This suggests a recent crackdown, or at least a preemptive maneuver. Looks like someone came knocking on the door, and it could hurt Zaycev’s chances of beating bigger competitors like MP3juices.cc.
Still, it’s a giant mp3 music download hub, with a global ranking of just over 1,100.
8. Mr. Jatt
Mr. Jatt (mr-jatt.com) is a free mp3 music download site specializing in Punjabi songs. It’s easily one of the biggest music destinations in this region, and it’s growing fast. According to statistics from SimilarWeb, Mr. Jatt quickly reaches 30 million visitors per month. It also ranks among the top 75 sites in India.
As you would expect, most of Mr. Jatt’s traffic comes from India and Pakistan, followed by small amounts of traffic from the US and UK.
9. New album releases
Specializing in the latest releases, New Album Releases (newalbumreleases.net) had nearly 80 million hits in 2017 alone. As the page title suggests, this free MP3 download site offers multiple links to the musical genre of your choice. You’ll find electronic, indie, jazz, blues, pop, rap, rock and more.
As the RIAA notes, New Album Releases makes a substantial amount of newly released content available. It hosts content on popular cyberlocker websites such as Rapidgator.net and Hitfile.net, and provides uses with direct MP3 download links.
Speaking of free MP3 download sites, RnBXclusive (rnbxclusive.bid) has become so prominent that it has caught the attention of the RIAA. 8.4 million visitors visited rnbxclusive.bid and its former domain, rnbxclusive.me.
RnBXclusive focuses more on the most popular R&B and hip-hop tracks and albums. It provides direct MP3 download links to zippyshare, downloaded and other popular cyberlockers.
11. New Daily Jams
With an Alexa ranking of 8,733 and more than 8.4 million visits last year, Daily New Jams (dnj.to) features mostly American music. You’ll find free MP3 download links to artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Maluma, Noah Cyrus, and more.
Based in Ukraine, the website owner can also manage OBCDrive, a cyberlocker where tracks and full albums are hosted.
12. Bee MP3
Instead of providing a main hub for top albums hosted on cyberlockers, BeeMp3 (beemp3s.net) takes a different approach. You will find a search engine with links to the best free MP3 download sites based on the song of your choice. Simply type in the MP3 song of your choice, and BeeMP3 takes care of the rest.
Last month, the website recorded over 13 million visits, a huge jump compared to its competitors. The website attracts huge traffic from UK and USA.
13. Clan MP3
As the site owner admitted on Facebook, most ISPs have blocked access to MP3Clan (mp3guild.com). Yet the main website still attracts millions of visitors. As with BeeMP3, MP3Clan provides a search bar. Just enter the song or album you’re looking for, and ClanMP3 takes care of the rest.
MP3Clan provides direct links to fake content, including recent albums like Taylor Swift’s Reputation and the roses Beautiful Trauma. However, site administrators have admitted that not all links may work.
And now for some really massive sites for mp3 music downloads…
These other sites fall into slightly different categories. One is a YouTube to MP3 converter, the other is a torrent hub. But both are absolutely huge sources for mp3 download. In fact, they are among the largest sites in the world, all categories combined.
14. Tubidy MP3
Promising links to free mp3 download sites, BeeMP3 provides direct search bar. Yet its main website (beemp3s.net) does not provide links to YouTube for ripping MP3 streams.
This is where Tubidy MP3 comes in). Ranked among the top feed rippers, the website receives nearly one million unique visits per month. Just enter the YouTube URL and Tubidy MP3 takes care of the rest.
15. Pirate Bay
The music industry has been trying to shut down Pirate Bay for over a decade. Just like Hollywood, the FBI and the entire video game industry.
It does not work. Surprisingly, at the time of this writing, the Pirate Bay lives in its old port, thepiratebay.org. Personally, I don’t understand how it’s even possible, but go see for yourself.
According to SimilarWeb, The Pirate Bay easily remains one of the largest free mp3 music download destinations in the world. In September, The Pirate Bay was attracting over 250 million visitors – per month. And it keeps changing locations, despite endless raids, closures and imprisonments.
The Pirate Bay is a torrent hub, which means it is a repository of torrent links. It’s quite different from a YouTube to MP3 converter, and preferred by those looking for full albums and movies. That is to say in massive quantities.
Now, with the discontinuation of Kickasstorrents, TPB is mounting a return to the torrent throne. And the war against piracy on the high seas continues.
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