YouTube MP3 easily receives 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 in the world.
MP3juices.cc has quickly grown into one of the world’s largest free mp3 music downloads. The US-based site has tons of free mp3s and combines this feature with YouTube videos. It may represent a new generation of free mp3 music download sites, especially as Youtube to MP3 converters multiply.
According to SimilarWeb, MP3juices.cc is set to become one of the top 500 sites in the United States. Globally, MP3juices.cc is poised to be in the top 1,000.
Just recently, MP3juices.cc started to surpass 60 million monthly visitors. This massive traffic volume is probably 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 offer a ton of downloads. They are also making a lot 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 emp3z.com site is rapidly approaching 27 million unique visitors per month. By the end of the year, these traffic volumes are expected to exceed 50 million per month.
In terms of growth, emp3z.com is booming. Surprisingly, the site only started appearing in July and is growing over 50% month over month. Also based in India, emp3z.com offers a mix of Western pop and Bollywood music.
emp3z.com has enabled lightning-fast downloads, in the US and other countries. The site, which focuses heavily on free mp3s, claims DMCA protection.
Just like the name suggests, convert2mp3.net converts streaming videos into downloads. The site looks like 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 50 best sites in Germany and one of the 500 best sites in the world. This makes it one of the biggest mp3 music download sites in the world, with massive conversions daily.
Until now, convert2mp3.net has been operating under the radar. To our knowledge, the site has not yet been the subject of any crackdown. In fact, stopping YouTube MP3 might work to its advantage. Stay tuned.
4. Zing MP3
You have probably never heard of Zing MP3. But it is the ninth largest website in Vietnam and the fourth largest free mp3 music download center in the world. It receives more than 60 million visits in a typical month, according to SimilarWeb.
As you might expect, Zing caters to Vietnamese and Southeast Asian audiences. But great American hits are also on offer.
In fact, Zing, which resides on mp3.zing.vn, combines videos, lyrics, and downloads into one interface. It is now a growing trend among free mp3 music download destinations, with combined YouTube to Mp3 and download interfaces growing in popularity.
Also a Vietnamese giant in free mp3 music downloads, NCT is focusing 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, is definitely limiting downloads on much of this material. Or even prevent its video playback.
These restrictions only modestly hamper the reach of NCT. According to SimilarWeb, NCT is Vietnam’s 14th largest site and one of the world’s top 1,000 websites.
Overall, NCT attracts more than 30 million visitors worldwide, according to SimilarWeb.
MP3XD is one of the 50 largest sites in Mexico and one of the top 1000 sites in the world. According to SimilarWeb, MP3XD attracts north of 30 million visitors per month.
The site offers free mp3 music downloads for just about any song, starting with Mexican and Latin music. But they also deliver the biggest hits, ranging from Drake to Kaskade. And MP3XD tries to anonymize all mp3 music downloads.
As you might expect, MP3XD receives most of its traffic from Mexico. But it also attracts huge traffic of visitors from Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
This Russian giant of mp3 music downloads offers a wide range of free media. That includes the music, with a huge list of chart-topping tracks available for download. In fact, it is 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 downloads to the United States. This suggests a recent crackdown, or at least a preventative maneuver. Looks like someone has come knocking, and that could hurt Zaycev’s chances of beating bigger competitors like MP3juices.cc.
Still, it is 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 musical destinations in this region, and it’s growing fast. According to statistics from SimilarWeb, Mr. Jatt is quickly reaching 30 million monthly visitors. It also ranks among the 75 largest sites in India.
As you might expect, most of Mr. Jatt’s traffic originates from India and Pakistan, followed by small volumes of traffic from the US and UK.
9. New album releases
Specializing in the latest releases, New Album Releases (newalbumreleases.net) recorded nearly 80 million visits 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 electronics, 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 grown so big 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 hottest R&B and hip-hop tracks and albums. It provides direct MP3 download links on zippyshare, downloaded and other popular cyberlockers.
11. New daily jams
With an Alexa ranking of 8,733 and over 8.4 million hits last year, Daily New Jams (dnj.to) primarily features 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 full songs and albums are hosted.
Instead of providing a main hub for the best 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. Just type in the MP3 song of your choice and BeeMP3 takes care of the rest.
Last month, the website saw more than 13 million visits, a huge leap from the competition. The website attracts huge traffic from UK and US.
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 infringing content, including recent albums like Taylor Swift’s Reputation and pink Nice trauma. However, the site administrators have admitted that not all links may work.
And now some really huge 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 downloading mp3. In fact, they are among the biggest sites in the world, all categories combined.
14. Tubidy MP3
Promising links to free mp3 download sites, BeeMP3 provides direct search bar. However, 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 a million unique visits per month. Just enter the YouTube URL and Tubidy MP3 will take care of the rest.
15. Pirate’s Bay
The music industry has been trying to shut down Pirate Bay for over ten years. The same goes for Hollywood, the FBI, and the entire video game industry.
It does not work. Surprisingly, at the time of this writing, Pirate Bay lives in its old port, thepiratebay.org. Personally, I don’t understand how this is possible, but go see for yourself.
According to SimilarWeb, Pirate Bay easily remains one of the largest free mp3 music download destinations in the world. By September, Pirate’s Bay had attracted more than 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’s a torrent link repository. It is quite different from a YouTube to MP3 converter, and preferred by those looking for full albums and movies. That is, in massive quantities.
Now, with the closure of Kickasstorrents, TPB is making its return to the torrent throne. And the war against piracy on the high seas continues.
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