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The 10 Biggest Free Mp3 Music Download Sites

The 10 Biggest Free Mp3 Music Download Sites

YouTube MP3 is easily getting 400 million visitors — a month.  And it’s bigger than SoundCloud.  But who are the other free mp3 music download giants?  Here’s the list of the top 10 sites, worldwide.

Last updated: October 29th, 2016.  All mp3 music download traffic stats supplied by SimilarWeb.

1. YouTube MP3

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Easily the largest site for free mp3 music downloads, YouTube MP3 (at youtube-mp3.org) draws an incredibly 400 million visitors a month.  According to SimilarWeb, which tracks online traffic, Youtube MP3 is even bigger than SoundCloud.

The secret may be its interface.  YouTube MP3 does one thing, and it does it well: convert YouTube videos to MP3s.


2. The Pirate Bay

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The music industry has been trying to shut down the Pirate Bay for more than ten years.  So has Hollywood, the FBI, and the entire gaming industry.  It’s not working.

According to SimilarWeb, the Pirate Bay easily remains one of the largest free mp3 music download destinations in the world.  As of September, the Pirate Bay drew more than 250 million visitors — a month.   It keeps shifting locations, despite endless raids, shutdowns, and imprisonments.

Amazingly, as of this writing, the Pirate Bay lives at its old harbor, thepiratebay.org.  Personally, I can’t understand how that’s even possible, but go see for yourself.

The Pirate Bay is a torrent hub, which means they are a repository of torrent links.  That’s entirely different from a YouTube to MP3 converter, and is generally preferred by people who want full albums, discographies, and entire movies.


3. convert2mp3.net

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Just like the name sounds, convert2mp3.net converts streaming videos into downloads.  The site is just like YouTube MP3, but also allows users to search for video content straight from its page.

Looks like this copycat formula is working perfectly for this German site.  According to SimilarWeb, convert2mp3.net draws more than 80 million visitors a month.  It’s a top 50 site in Germany, and a top 500 site in the world.  That makes it the third-largest mp3 music download site in the world, with massive conversions daily.

So far though, convert2mp3.net has been operating below the radar.  As far as we know, the site hasn’t received any crackdowns yet.  In fact, a shutdown of YouTube MP3 could work to its advantage.  Stay tuned.


4. MP3juices.cc

mp3juices.ccmp3juices.ccMP3juices.cc is rapidly becoming one the largest mp3 music download sites in the world.  The US-based site offers tons of free mp3s, and combines that functionality with YouTube videos.  That could represent a new version of free mp3 music download sites, especially as Youtube to MP3 converters surge.

According to SimilarWeb, MP3juices.cc is about to become one of the 500 largest sites in the US.  Similarly, it is about to break into the top 1,000 worldwide.

Just recently, MP3juices.cc started breaking 60 million visitors a month.  That massive traffic volume is probably fueled by a layout that combines YouTube views with easy MP3 audio downloads.  That’s similar to what YouTube MP3 is doing, except that MP3juices.cc brings the entire experience into one tent.

These guys are obviously delivering a ton of downloads.  They’re also making a ton of money, judging by the overload of ads on the site.


5. Zing MP3

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You’ve probably never heard of Zing MP3.  But this is the ninth largest website in Vietnam, and the 4th largest free mp3 music download hub in the world.  It gets more than 60 million visits in a typical month, according to SimilarWeb.

As you’d expect, this site is targeted towards Vietnamese and Southeast Asian audiences, but major, US-driven hits are also offered.

In fact, Zing, which resides at mp3.zing.vn, combines videos, lyrics, and downloads into one interface.  That’s now a growing trend among free mp3 music download destinations, with combined YouTube to Mp3 and download interfaces gaining popularity.


6. NCT

NCTNCTAlso a Vietnamese free mp3 music download giant, NCT focuses more heavily on localized content.  Western and European content is definitely available, with worldwide pop hits from artists like Beyonce searchable.  But NCT, at nhaccuatui.com, is definitely restricting downloads on a lot of that material.  Or, even preventing its video playback.

Those restrictions are only modestly hampering NCT’s reach.  According to SimilarWeb, NCT is the 14th largest site in Vietnam, and a top 1,000 ranked website worldwide.

Overall, NCT attracts more than 30 million visitors worldwide, according to SimilarWeb.


7. MP3XD

mp3xdmp3xdMP3XD is one of the 50 largest sites in Mexico, and one of the top 1,000 sites in the world.  According to SimilarWeb, MP3XD attracts north of 30 million visitors a month.

The site serves free mp3 music downloads for pretty much any song, starting with Mexican and Latino music.  But they also offer the biggest hits as well, spanning everything from Drake to Kaskade.   MP3XD attempts to anonymize all mp3 music downloads.

As you might expect, MP3XD gets most of its traffic from Mexico.  But it also draws huge visitor traffic from Spain, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela.


8. Zaycev.net

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zaycevThis Russian mp3 music download giant delivers a wide range of free media.  That includes music, with a huge list of chart-topping tracks available for download.

In terms of traffic, Zaycev.net is easily breaking 30 million visitors a month, according to SimilarWeb.  That makes it a top 80 site in Russia, though the site has disabled all downloads to the US.  That suggests a recent crackdown, and could hurt the companies chances of beating bigger competitors like MP3juices.cc and YouTube MP3.

Still, this is a giant mp3 music download hub, with a worldwide ranking of just over 1,100.


9. Mr. Jatt

Mr. JattMr. JattMr. Jatt (mr-jatt.com) is a free mp3 music download site focused heavily on Punjabi songs.  This is easily one of the largest music destinations in that area, and quickly growing.  According to stats from SimilarWeb Mr. Jatt is quickly reaching 30 million visitors a month.  It also ranks as one of the 75 largest sites in India.

Almost all of Mr. Jatt’s traffic comes from India and Pakistan, followed by small traffic volumes from the United States and United Kingdom.


10. emp3z.com

emp3z.netemp3z.netemp3z.com is one of the fastest-rising mp3 music download services on the web.  The site, at emp3z.com, is rapidly approaching 27 million unique visitors a month.  By year-end, those traffic volumes are likely to surpass 50 million a month.

In terms of growth, emp3z.com is meteoric.  But the site only started appearing in July, and is growing more than 50% month-over-month.  Also based in India, emp3z.com offers a mix of Western pop and Bollywood music.

Every track can be quickly downloaded, in the US and other countries.  The site, which focuses heavily on free mp3s, claims DMCA protection.

 

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