YouTube remains the easiest place to find music free & on demand. Plus, YouTube holds millions of unreleased tracks, live performances, and international artists' music.

I'm going to show you how to use Kapwing to convert any video on YouTube to an MP3 audio file without signing in anywhere, waiting for minutes, or compromising your online safety. To convert videos to MP3 files, you'll need to know just 2 steps:

  1. Upload it to Kapwing's Video Converter
  2. Publish & download!

Step 1: Upload it to Kapwing's Video Converter

First, you need to find the video you want on YouTube. You can search for it in Google or YouTube, find it in one of your playlists, or access it through the creator's channel. Once you've found your video, just copy its link by right-clicking on the video or the URL at the top of the page and selecting "Copy." Then, head over to and click "Tools" from the menu at the top of the window. Scroll down to find "Convert Video" from Kapwing's list of tools.

A screenshot showing how to copy YouTube video links.
Save any content from YouTube, including your favorite live performances. 

In Kapwing's video converter, paste the link that you copied in the field that says "Paste a URL." Kapwing will automatically upload your video to the Video Converter tool.

Now, simply select "MP3" from the menu on the left-hand side of the page! Here you can also choose "Trim Video," if you'd like to download only a portion of the video's audio track, such as a single song from a live show. Just move the sliders to choose the part you want to use.

A screenshot from the Kapwing converter.
Convert only the part of the video that you want to save, like a single song. 

Step 2: Create & Download Your MP3!

Once you're ready to convert your video, click "Create" at the bottom left corner of the window. Kapwing will work its magic and your MP3 file will be ready for you to download in no time!

When your MP3 is done processing, just click "Download MP3!" If you're using an iPhone, just press & hold on the video after hitting "Download" to save it to your camera roll.

A screenshot demonstrating how to download a Kapwing project once it's processed.
One click and your MP3 will save directly to your music library!

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.

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