Since it was founded in 2007, SoundCloud has allowed people to find emerging and local music in a way that no other platform can. But since most of SoundCloud's music is independent and unreleased on any other platform or in any other format, you're unable to add your favorite tracks to non-SoundCloud playlists or listen to them offline, unless you pay for a monthly plan.
In this article, I'm going to show you how to download songs from SoundCloud as MP3 files. I recommend using Kapwing to download your tracks: it's simple, free, online, and works on your computer, phone, and tablet! With Kapwing, downloading songs from SoundCloud takes less than a minute, and you don't need to download any apps, sign into any service, or provide any personal information.
To download songs from SoundCloud, you'll need to know just 3 quick steps:
- Find the song you want to download
- Upload your song to Kapwing's File Converter
- 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.
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."
Step 2: Upload Your Song to Kapwing's File Converter
Once you've copied the link to the song you want to download, head over to Kapwing.com and click on "Products" in the toolbar at the top of the page. From here, scroll down and click on "Video Converter." This will take you to Kapwing's file converter, where you can convert the file type of MP3, MP4, MOV, M4A, GIF, JPEG, and other files!
In the file converter page, just right-click on the field that says "Paste a URL" and select "Paste." Kapwing will automatically upload your song to the file converter. Once your track has been uploaded, simply click on "MP3" from the list of file types on the left side of the window. You can also trim the song if you only want to download a portion of the track – just select "Trim Video" and move the sliders to select the part you want!
Step 3: Download as an MP3!
When you're ready to download the song, just click the red "Create" button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Kapwing will work its magic and your song will be ready to download in no time! When the track is finished processing, just click the button that says "Download MP3" and your song will be saved to your device immediately!
If you’re using a mobile device, you’ll need to download the very small Kapwing mobile app from the App Store. The app doesn’t require any login – it’s only meant to help you download your content! To download your song to your phone, just copy the URL of the download page and paste it into the URL field in the Kapwing app.
If you have any other video, photo, or audio-editing needs, be sure to revisit Kapwing! It has dozens of other tools to help you create, save, and edit your content:
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