5 Free Ways to Download Music From YouTube

YouTube is great for watching music videos while you're on your computer or mobile device. But what if you want to listen to just the music, and do so even without an internet connection?

This is when you'd need a YouTube music downloader. The purpose is to convert a YouTube video to just audio, or, in other words, extract the audio from a YouTube video to make an MP3.

Below are several free ways for downloading YouTube music, some of which are online converters and downloaders while others require you to install software to get the MP3.

Note: The legality of these websites depend on the country you're trying to access them from. If you can't get to YouTube from your country, try a VPN service like Private Internet Access.

Contact me if you find something inaccurate or you know of any other awesome ways to download YouTube music.

Convert2MP3.net (online)

Convert2MP3.net is an awesome website for downloading music from YouTube. You can search for videos to convert or enter the direct URL to the video you want the MP3 for.

Before you start the conversion, you can choose different audio formats like M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGG, or WMA. A few video formats are also available.

Click convert once you find the video you want (or enter the URL you want), then optionally edit the tags to add a title, album, and even cover image to the file. Choose Download to get the audio from the YouTube video.

A share button is also on the download page so you can share that specific conversion with others.

Visit Convert2MP3.net

ListenToYouTube.com (online)

A bit like these other online converters, ListenToYouTube.com lets you convert YouTube videos to MP3 and then download the audio file for free.

Just enter the YouTube URL on the first page and then click GO to get started. Let the video prepare, and then you'll be told to choose the link called "CLICK HERE to get your Download Link". That's it!

Visit ListenToYouTube.com

VidToMP3.com (online)

Very much like the previous website, VidToMP3.com follows nearly identical steps to convert a YouTube video to an MP3 for music-only playback.

Enter the YouTube URL, click Download, and then wait for the conversion before seeing Click here to get your Download Link. Finally, click that link to see the Download MP3 button like what's in the image above.

Use VidToMP3.com if Video2MP3.net isn't working. They are completely different websites, but it appears as though they work in a very similar fashion.

Visit VidToMP3.com

Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom

Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom is a program you can download to your computer to easily save YouTube videos to the MP3 audio format.

It's as simple as searching for the video and then choosing to extract the audio from it.

Download Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom


YouTubeFisher is completely portable, which means you don't need to install anything to make it work. The file is less than 50 KB, which is perfect for flash drives and other removable media.

YouTubeFisher will automatically enter what you have in the clipboard so you can more quickly start a download, or you can manually paste the YouTube link. Then just click extract Audio and choose where to save the MP3 file.

Download YouTubeFisher

If you know of any more useful ways to download an MP3 from a YouTube video, please contact me so I can add it to the list.