Probably, it makes no sense to speak about how meaningful the music in our life is. Together with the development of society, the music was taking more and more place in people’s everyday routine, along with how new technologies were appearing.
And with the digital revolution in music that came together with the appearance of iTunes, everyone could just have songs in their iPads and mobile phones. Nowadays we don’t even bother about how would we get a new melody – we just Shazam it and then download it from available sources.
About downloading. Even though the spread of music streaming platforms is taking over the world right now, it has, maybe, one little negative aspect – they are all paid and there is less and less way to download songs for free. There are strict laws preventing the illegal copying of music on the Internet.
However, there is no situation without any salvation. There are still some apps left using which you can get tracks for free, or, at least, for a very small price. It’s up to you which one to choose – they all are different quality and price, so take a look.
It is not easy to get something for free considering the music nowadays, especially, for iOS, but here we go! This is the app that downloads the music from the iTunes or Google Play music for you so that later you can listen to it on your device.
Freegal Music claims to have more than 200 million tracks in more than 200 various genres. The main advantage of this app is that it is really easy in usage and it doesn’t distract you from what you are here for – for the music. The interface looks simple and the songs are put in the first place.
It works similar to all music streaming apps – here you can not only search for music by typing the name in the search bar but also view new songs and releases on the main page. Freegal Music also includes playlists that help you to get in the mood or which are appropriate for a special occasion.
In order to download a song, you just need to click on its right corner and choose the “save” option. Then the song will be saved only in the app (not in the storage of your device, because that would be impossible with iOS).
But it is quite enough because even if the song you have downloaded gets deleted from the app nothing happens to the copy you saved before.
A disadvantage of an app: when it gets updated there is a high risk that all your playlists will be deleted and you will have to collect them all over again.
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Ok, this is actually a well-known app and it may cost you something. However, first of all, prices vary from country to country, and if you are not living in Eurozone or the USA, then you may have it for cheaper (just disregarding the fact that it may be unavailable at all in certain countries).
Secondly, if you don’t want the extra hassle with all that illegal downloading along with the constant search of a song of better quality – Spotify is a good investment. Moreover, the freshest releases will always be in your gadget.
The app contains all kinds of music that were released in the Western music world, in most of world music in general. Moreover, here you will find not only songs but also podcasts. It is convenient since thus you don’t have to spend money also on Audible, for example.
There are several types of accounts you can have considering payments, and the version that includes ads is almost for free. And of course, here you can always download the songs and listen to them in the offline mode. And, if it makes you happier, listening to the music here gives additional credits to your favorite artists.
There are additional benefits of Spotify that basically no other app has. For example, it can synchronize with your Apple Watch allowing you seamlessly access and control the music playing.
Once you created your Spotify account it will be available not only on your phone but also on your tablet and PC. Considering the latter, you will always be able to play music on your PC at a party or just to have nice background music when you work, for example.
You can also try to download music to your iOS device using this app. It is basically a browser that allows you to download media files from websites. As you go to a certain source, let’s say, iCloud and you would like to get a certain track, you will see an icon by clicking on which you will be able to get a track for free.
One of the main advantages of this app is that it optimizes the downloading process as much as possible. It can divide downloading onto parts, search for better peers, slow down when the traffic is overloaded and so on. iDownloader is safe to use and it has a user-friendly interface. No outstanding disadvantages detected.
4. Free Music Downloader & Mp3 Music Download
Still, on Google Play you can find a much bigger variety of free music download programs. This one app is one of the most popular out there and has more than 5 million downloads itself. It shows one more time that even though the companies struggle to prevent piracy, it still exists and isn’t going anywhere.
In general, the app works like a music streaming service, where you can search for the tracks you need. It contains lots of popular music and the chance that you will find what you’re looking for is relatively high. After you have found your song you can just click on the download sign and the track will be downloaded to your device.
By the way, there is two way how you can save a song – either store it in the app or download it to your SD memory card/phone memory. A pleasant bonus is that here most of the tracks are going to have a high-quality sound.
In addition, you don’t have to download the music, you can just listen to them in the app. You can also search for music by genre hashtags. Summarizing all the points – easy to use, fast-working software.
This one may seem too good to be true, but it is – probably the only app that allows you listening to music and download songs to your phone for free. What is more, it is absolutely legal. Trebel may not be that popular as Spotify or iTunes but it definitely deserves more attention from the wide audience.
This is a nice app with a nice interface that looks like a perfect music streaming app with the official songs provided by music companies. All the tracks presented in high quality. The downloading is unlimited, so you can save as many songs as you like.
Another bonus of Trebel is that it’s programmed in such a way to consume less battery charge of your phone. There is no data plan in the app. When you put the app in the background mode it plays only the track, without proceeding data or uploading other media files.
The library is constantly upgraded with the latest tracks by the most famous artists. But less known singers are presented as well.
Moving on, there is another really cool feature that Trebel has. It is often a problem, that music streaming apps and your phone player have different songs because the first play the songs you stored in the app, and the latter plays the music from your phone internal storage.
In Trebel, tracks, acquired from the app and the music from your phone are synchronized and combined together which is extremely convenient. And again, it is hard to believe, but here, when you are listening to music, it’s not interrupted by ads.
You can download separate songs, you can download the whole albums. You can also find various playlists in the app or create your own and make it public. Moreover, you can view what other users are listening too. The app even has its own top-40 songs every week.
Another famous music app. Yes, it is more a streaming app to listen to the music online, but some songs are available here for download as well. Mostly, this platform is popular among beginning artists or it contains different remixes of popular songs or other musical production that is, in most cases, unauthorized by the music labels.
Comparing to the previous apps, SoundCloud may be more tricky to use. First, you need to create your account so you could listen to the music in the app. Then you can browse through the songs and also upload your own. When you will be browsing you will see that some tracks are available for download.
There are actually the ways how you can download any tracks from the SoundCloud, but for that, you will need to use one of the specialized apps (which of those almost not presented at App Store). The easiest way to get any tracks from here is to get it through PC.
Here you can also create your lists, basically, that’s the main idea of this app. The app contains tracks by the most popular artists as well. It actually contains more than 120 million songs.
The disadvantage here is that in order to have it without the ads and to get access to all tracks you will need to upgrade your profile and the Pro version costs $5.99 per month.
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7. The Music+
Music+ is a new app on the market that allows you to listen to music online and download songs, including those you previously bought from iTunes. You can download them as regular files to your iPhone memory.
Let’s mention the distinctive feature of this app first – it has more than 10000 radio stations which you can listen fo free. A nice addition to the regular music listening. Moreover, a nice interface with a visualizer makes the user experience of this app more pleasant (since many music downloaders often have an ugly interface).
You can also listen to the music online and put the app in the playback. When you download a song it is going to sound just like an official copy – it has high sound quality (320 or 720 kbps) and a cover of a single or an album.
Another interesting feature of The Music+ is its player. It has a built-in equalizer that allows you to add more depth or upper notes to the sound while listening to music via the app.
Disadvantages: cloud storage in the app is quite bad, some updates can mess up the functions of the app.
A very cool app for Android that makes the free download of music easy and effortless. Albums, singles, mixtapes and all kinds of playlists – you can download it all here. Browse music from top categories like Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, EDM Afropop, Reggae music & mixtapes for FREE on the Audiomack free music app.
New music is being uploaded constantly. All the latest singles released by famous and unfamous artists are downloaded here. The streaming and listening are unlimited here – so you can listen to your favorite tracks online and offline whenever you want.
Besides, in the app, you can find various playlists for different states of mood. A good idea when you want to discover new music. Also, users can create their own playlists with public access – thus everyone can expose the tracks they like the most.
If you want, you can even follow your favorite artist via Audiomack and get notified each time they make new releases. The app includes some quantity of ads but if you want to remove it you can upgrade for a pro version for $4.99 per month.
9. Music Downloader – Free Music
This app has gained such a high position in our list not only because it allows to download music tracks without any problems but also its interface looks really nice and it is constantly upgraded with new music. All the popular genres, such as House, Nonstop, Hip-Hop, Rap and many more can be found here.
In total, the app includes millions of songs. When you open the app, you can see the main menu where all the genres are presented – just click on the one you prefer and explore. Or, just type the name of a song in the search bar and with the high stake of probability, you will find it.
Moreover, the tracks tagged by hashtags and this is another convenient method of search. And here you also can create your own playlists.
However, be ready that not all the tracks are presented here. Most;y they are going to be in House, EDM and Hip Hop style, since the rights for the pop trending music seem to be less elusive.
One of a kind of those old-school apps that used to allow us to download raw tracks from the Internet that has somehow managed to survive until nowadays. Well, thus we can claim that Mazika is a time-proven app. Just open the main page and start browsing for the music you’d like to get.
A virtue of Mazika is that it follows the Billboard charts and each week, as Billboard gets renewed, it compiles a playlist repeating the top-20 of the chart. Even though now it gets harder to find the latest tracks immediately, Mazika still includes thousands of songs from the previous years.
What is more, the app has a nice interface and each artist has their own page where you can find compact information about them and their albums. You can also download the whole album at once.
Beside, Mazika has its own radio station. As an alternative and in order to explore the new music, you can switch to that from time to time. One more remarkable feature is that you can set up notifications in the app to inform you about the just-released music. Create your own playlists as well.
Disadvantages: the app is not completely free, it costs $0.99 per month. But comparing it to other paid apps this is literally nothing. What is more, not all the versions of iOS are supported.
An app version of a Torrent for Android. We are all probably familiar with Torrent that has been the nightmare of all the media production companies for the last 20 years. However, despite all the attempts and efforts to block it continues operating and, it even seems that it is evolving more.
The proof for the last sentence it FrostWire itself. The whole app is built-in as an analog of a torrent system, where you need to first install software on your phone and then just browse for torrent files on the Internet, download them and open later via the app.
The downloading will start immediately. You can have several downloading at the same time. By the way, thus it is more convenient to download the whole music albums rather than separate songs since Torrent is meant for heavy-weight files downloading.
You can search torrent files right in the app, using the in-built search bar. Moreover, you can start playing music already when the process of downloading is happening. Like in the original version, you can pause, stop downloads, share files with others later.
Besides, the app has its own music player and you can listen to music there online and offline. By the way, take into consideration, that the app works only using WiFi – for the reasons mentioned above.
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12. Wynk Music
To add more diversity to our list, let’s pay our attention to the music downloader which was initially developed in India, so as a consequence it has more Hindi songs in it. Well, there are different people with different music tastes and it would be cool if everyone would get a chance to download the music they like.
Hindi songs are hard to find in the common music downloader apps, but Wynk Music is an app in English that has plenty of music released in India. And actually, it includes not only the latest Bollywood hits but new singles with the world trending artists as well.
So many people actually would find this app useful – it counts more than 4 million songs. Pop, Rock, Bhangra, Devotional, Romantic, Dance and many other genres, both in English and Hindi – you got plenty of choices.
You can easily stream music online and download a song by clicking on the sign in the right upper corner of its icon. After a while of using the app, Wynk Music will provide personalized recommendations for you thus you can discover more songs.
Another advantage of this app is that it effectively stream music even at the low Internet speed. In case you don’t want the ads to chase you, there is a possibility to upgrade your profile for a small fee.
13. Hungama Music
Another music universe where you can listen to your favorite tracks and download them to your device. Hungama Music includes more than 10 million songs – something to choose from. An interesting thing that this app was also an Indian songs platform at the beginning but later it evolved into a more international streaming service.
All your favorite artists, your beloved music genres – they’re all here. The app also includes online radio, just in case. While you are listening to a certain song in this app you can see the download icon in the lower corner of the screen.
In other aspects, the app includes all the common features of a good music streaming app: playlists, recommendations, equalizer and many more. A great aspect of Hungama Music is that it doesn’t include any ads in it.
But there is one disadvantage as well. At least, for iOS users – in that version in order to be able to download songs you will have to buy a subscription for $4.99 per month. For Android users it is free.
14. Free Music Downloader
A standard and effective music downloader. If you know exactly which tracks you want to get then this is your best choice. The downloading process is fast and the tracks are high quality. The search can be done in several ways.
You can search tracks by artist, name of a song, name of an album, genre and year of release. You can also view all the songs which fit those parameters.
There is a frequent problem with music downloading apps that when you search for a song with a certain name, you think you find it, you play it or download it, listen to it… And under the name of this anticipated tracks is a completely different song.
A misfortune like this doesn’t happen in this downloader. All tracks are verified.
15. Free Music Downloader
One of the newest apps on the market that is adopted to avoid all blocking algorithms on your way to free music downloads. When you first launch the app, you can see the main page with several sections.
One is for the most popular tracks at the moment, another is for the latest releases, one more is for the most popular songs in the pop genre and so on. Generally, a regular music streaming app, but it is free and with the possibility to download tracks as mp3 files to your device.
There are not so many additional functions considering playing music in the app, but instead of them, the downloading process is easy and effortless. In total, this downloader includes more than a million tracks. What is more, the app has a multi-thread download engine that optimizes the process of downloading.
16. Free Music Downloader & Mp3 Music Download
Another music downloader for Android that stands out because of its unusual interface. Since all those music downloaders are so similar to each other it may be hard to even distinguish them from each other so it is cool when developers put at least a minimum effort into the interface design.
Here you can also search for different music by categories (the most popular, genres, top charts, playlists and so on) and also using hashtags. The music player itself is similar to the one we observed in the previous app.
To download a sing here is also easy and requires a little time. The choice of tracks is decent as well, the database counts around a million songs.
17. Free Music Download
Also one of the newest apps on Google Play that is adopted for new blocks for download systems. It allows you to get new music instantly without problems.
The quality of almost all tracks presented in the app is more than decent and they sound like if you would download them from the official store. All tracks are verified – it means the situation where you were expecting another song, but got something completely wrong is avoided.
The multithread download engine is optimized for the fast downloading process, so even if your Internet is not that powerful, you still can get a new track in less than a minute.
18. Free Music Download
Remember the times when we used to use websites for music downloading? Well, not the official ones, but pirate websites, in times of their prosperity where millions of tracks in best quality were stored and no problem could occur while getting a new song from there.
Nowadays most of these web sources are blocked and it is hard to get a high-quality track from the Internet for free. But music downloading apps have replaced them and it is even more convenient to use applications on mobile devices.
Like this app – it can overcome all the blocks and restrictions considering downloading music and allows its users to get their favorite tracks instantly in more than 84 countries. And since the scale is so broad, it has (can you believe that) more than 80 million songs in it.
All the downloading is completely free, fast and easy. Because of the friendly user interface, you will quickly see how you can play a song and download it to your device. Like the previous apps, this one also includes sections with the most trendy hits, various genres, and moody playlists.
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Well, first of all, this app already differs from others with its name. Did the developers mean to leave the music production companies in the blue? No matter if that was their intention, they pretty much succeeded in it.
However, this app was released a little bit earlier than those we observed before in our list, so when you open it for the first time, you might get a little bit confused. The interface and the whole arrangement of tracks look quite messy and really remind of those old music downloading websites from the 2000s.
But despite that fact, it is still a powerful app to get tracks instantly. There are more than 10 million songs in the app and the database is constantly renewed.
An interesting feature of this app is that is claims even in the description that the quality of tracks may vary and not all the songs are going to be high-quality. Well, this can be explained if it contains rare songs, which cannot be found anywhere else.
The music search is flexible, the downloading process is fast and easy (though not optimized), there are numerous playlists and charts in the app. But downloading a song is really the most simple action in this app – you just click on the tracks and the download button comes out to the screen.
20. Free Mp Music Downloader & Mp3 Download android
A nice new app on the market with a fresh-looking interface. The structure of the app reminds of a social network account, where you can go to the main page, with all its charts and most popular hits and playlists at the moment, you can go to your personal playlists.
And also there is a section which is called “local music” where you can explore the latest trending songs in your country. You can even create your own folders here and mark songs online as your favorites. Another useful section is where you can review all the tracks you previously played.
The downloading process is easy, just click on the download icon in the player. What is more, the app has the advanced search where you can search for certain tracks even by an instrument, not speaking about the name, genre, name of the artist and so on.
Multi-thread download and Multi-mp3s download engine allow us to get songs quickly even at the low data speed and all the tracks are presented in high-quality. What is more, this app can serve as a player allowing to manipulate tracks from your SD card.
21. Mp3 Downloader & Music Downloader
And the last, but not least app in our list of music downloaders is this cool app that gives you a chance to concentrate on the main purpose of why you are using this app – download the music easily and quickly.
The user-friendly and nice-looking interface considerably improves the user experience of this downloader. An interesting feature here is that on the main page you don’t see various top-10 charts or the most popular and recommended songs for you.
For that, you first need to choose the category in the bars on the upper side of the screen and then choose s genre of the top list. All the tracks are presented as large icons and it is convenient to browse through them since they don’t collide with each other in the viewer’s eyes.
You will easily find the download icon. The tracks are high quality and the app does provide a wide choice of the music for free download. An interesting feature of this app is that it also includes tracks of not so famous yet artists thus you got a chance to discover completely new music first that maybe will be trending in the future.
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