Since most of SoundCloud's music is independent and unreleased on any other platform or in any other format, you can't listen to your favorite tracks offline, unless you pay.

Get Started Now: Paste a SoundCloud track link into the Kapwing Studio to download it directly to your phone or computer as an MP3 file.

In this article, I'm going to show you how to download songs from SoundCloud as MP3 files for free, online, and on any device. To download songs from SoundCloud, you'll need to know just 3 quick steps:

  1. Find the song you want to download
  2. Upload the song to the Kapwing Studio
  3. Download as an MP3

Step 1: Find the Song You Want to Download

SoundCloud provides several ways to search and find the music you want: you can browse what's trending, search for your favorite artists, songs, & albums, check out related tracks, and explore users' playlists.

A screenshot showing how to copy links from SoundCloud.

Once you've found the track you want to download, simply copy its URL. Either copy the URL after clicking Share next to a track's thumbnail, or go to the track itself, right-click on the URL, and select Copy. For popular singles, you can also copy the link directly from the URL at the top of the page.

Step 2: Upload the song to the Kapwing Studio

Once you've copied the link to the song you want to download, head over to in your browser and click Start Editing to enter the Kapwing Studio. Here, paste the link you copied from SoundCloud and it will begin uploading to the Studio immediately.

A screenshot showing how to export audio content from YouTube.

Once it is fully uploaded, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the window and select Export as MP3. Kapwing will start processing the song for download immediately.

Step 3: Download as an MP3

When the track is finished processing, just click the button that says "Download MP3" and your song will be saved straight to your device!

A screenshot of the Kapwing download page.

I hope this article helps you download any song you want from SoundCloud! For more tips and tutorials on creating high-quality, accessible digital content in 2021, check out Kapwing's YouTube channel. And while you're here, look through some other articles on adding custom captions to videos online:

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