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 are 15 of the top sites, worldwide.
According to SimilarWeb, MP3juices.cc is about to become one of the 500 largest sites in the US. Worldwide, MP3juices.cc is about to break into the top 1,000.
Just recently, MP3juices.cc started breaking 60 million visitors a month. That massive traffic volume is probably fueled by a layout that combines a YouTube viewer with easy MP3 audio downloads. That’s similar to what YouTube MP3 is doing, except that MP3juices.cc brings the entire experience into one site.
These guys obviously deliver a ton of downloads. They’re also making a ton of money, judging by the overload of ads on the site.
In terms of growth, emp3z.com is meteoric. Astoundingly, 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.
emp3z.com enabled super-fast downloads, in the US and other countries. The site, which focuses heavily on free mp3s, claims DMCA protection.
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 one of the largest mp3 music download site in the world, with massive conversions daily.
So far, 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. Zing MP3
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, Zing 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.
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.
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. And 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.
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, or at least a preventative maneuver. Looks like someone came knocking, and that could hurt Zaycev’s chances of beating bigger competitors like MP3juices.cc.
Still, this is a giant mp3 music download hub, with a worldwide ranking of just over 1,100.
8. Mr. Jatt
As you might expect, most all of Mr. Jatt’s traffic comes from India and Pakistan, followed by small traffic volumes from the United States and United Kingdom.
9. New Album Releases
As the RIAA notes, New Album Releases makes available a substantial amount of newly-released content. It hosts content on popular cyberlocker websites like Rapidgator.net and Hitfile.net, and provides uses with direct MP3 download links.
RnBXclusive focuses more on the hottest R&B and hip-hop tracks and albums. It provides direct MP3 download links on zippyshare, uploaded, and other popular cyberlockers.
11. Daily New Jams
With an Alexa ranking of 8,733, and over 8.4 million visits in the past year, Daily New Jams (dnj.to) provides mainly American music. You’ll find free MP3 download links to artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Maluma, Noah Cyrus, and more.
Based in the Ukraine, the website owner may also manage OBCDrive, a cyberlocker where full tracks and albums are hosted.
Instead of providing a main hub to the top albums hosted on cyberlockers, BeeMp3 (beemp3s.net) has a different approach. You’ll find a search engine with links to the top 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 registered 13+ million visits, a huge jump over competitors. The website draws huge traffic from the United Kingdom and the United States.
As the site owner admitted on Facebook, most ISPs have blocked access to MP3Clan (mp3guild.com). Yet, the main website still draws in millions of visitors. As with BeeMP3, MP3Clan provides a search bar. Simply enter the song or album that 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’s Beautiful Trauma. However, site administrators have admitted that not all links may work.
And now for some truly massive sites for mp3 music downloads…
These other sites fit into slightly different categories. One is a YouTube to MP3 converter, the other a torrent hub. But both are absolutely huge sources for mp3 downloading. In fact, they are among the largest sites in the world, across all categories.
14. Tubidy MP3
Promising links to free mp3 download sites, BeeMP3 provides a straight search bar. Yet, its main website (beemp3s.net) doesn’t provide links to YouTube to MP3 stream ripping.
That’s where Tubidy MP3 ) comes in. Ranked among the top stream rippers, the website receives nearly 1 million unique visits a month. Simply enter the YouTube URL, and Tubidy MP3 takes care of the rest.
15. The Pirate Bay
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. 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.
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. And it keeps shifting locations, despite endless raids, shutdowns, and imprisonments.
The Pirate Bay is a torrent hub, which means it’s a repository of torrent links. That’s entirely different from a YouTube to MP3 converter, and preferred by those seeking full albums and movies. That is, in massive quantities.
Now, with the shutdown of Kickasstorrents, TPB is mounting a comeback to the torrenting throne. And the war on the piracy high seas continues.
Top image by John Trainor, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0).