7 Best Free YouTube Music Downloaders in 2024

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January 10, 2024

Although YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium members can download favorite songs and videos for offline listening, the downloaded songs can only be played within YouTube Music app. You can’t transfer them to mp3 player or other device or play them with other music app, like iTunes, VLC, Windows Media Player, etc.

If you’re looking for free or cheaper ways to enjoy ad-free songs offline from YouTube Music, there are other ways to go about it.

In this article we will introduce some websites and software that allows you to extract music tracks from YouTube videos and convert into MP3 files and download them to your computer. And the best way to download MP3 songs from YouTube Music.

1. Pazu YouTube Music Converter

The best way to download YouTube Music songs, albums and playlists is to use a professional YouTube Music Downloader. Pazu YouTube Music Converter is such a professional YouTube Music Downloader with YouTube Music web player built-in. You can easily browse or search the songs, album and playlist you want to download and then download YouTube Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF within one click.

If you want to download YouTube Music songs, albums and playlists without subscribing to YouTube Music Premium, then all you need is Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

With Pazu YouTube Music Downloader, you are able to:

  • Download YouTube Music songs, albums and playlists without Premium.
  • Listen to YouTube Music songs offline without the YouTube Music app.
  • Preserve all ID3 tags to the downloaded songs.
  • Download YouTube Music songs on Mac/Windows.
  • Save YouTube Music songs to MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF.

2. OnlyMP3

There are some online sites that allow you to convert YouTube videos to MP3 music files, you can also use them to download individual songs, however, albums and playlists can’t be downloaded. Not all songs can be downloaded. OnlyMP3 is such an online Converter Tool.

How to download YouTube Music to MP3 with OnlyMP3?

  1. Open https://music.youtube.com and copy the song link you want to download.
  2. Open OnlyMP3 and paste the song link in the Search box.
  3. Please wait while the Converter is processing the song link.
  4. Click the “Download” button. Conversion will be completed shortly.
  5. Once the File is downloaded, you can play it whenever you want.

Pros: Free


  • Metadata is not saved.
  • Download bitrate 192 kbps.
  • Song title are changed.

How to copy YouTube Music song link?

  1. Open https://music.youtube.com.
  2. Hover over a song and click the three-dots icon.
  3. Click Share and copy the link.

3. Y2mate.com

Y2mate allows you to convert & download video from YouTube, Facebook, Video, Dailymotion, Youku, etc. to Mp3, Mp4 in HD quality. Y2mate supports downloading all video formats such as: MP4, M4V, 3GP, WMV, FLV, MO, MP3, WEBM, etc. You can easily download for free thousands of videos from YouTube and other websites.

Y2mate also possesses the capability of exporting audio from YouTube Music and downloading it in an MP3 format. This makes it an excellent tool for music lovers who want to listen to their favorite artists offline anywhere anytime. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube Music song you wish to download and paste it into Y2mate.com. The drawback is that it only download MP3 songs in 128kbps.

Pros: Download YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3.

Cons: y2mate.com is added to the song title.
Songs are downloaded in 128kbps.

4. YTMP3

Ytmp3 is a popular online platform for converting YouTube videos into audio files. The website allows users to convert any YouTube video into MP3 or MP4 formats, which can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device for offline playback.

One of the key features of Ytmp3 is its ease of use. The website is designed to be simple and intuitive, with a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to convert videos in just a few clicks. All you need to do is enter the URL of the YouTube video you want to convert, select the desired format (MP3 or MP4), and click the “Convert” button.

Unlike Y2mate, it allows you to download YouTube Music to MP3 in different quality, up to 320 kbps.

Pros: Download YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3.
Offer different bitrates.

Cons: Too many ads.
ID3 tags are not saved.
Downloaded mp3 songs can’t be played with Music app for Mac.

5. YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader is a Windows tool that allows you to download YouTube videos and convert entire playlists and channels in MP4, MKV, M4A, MP3, AVI.

However, the free version seems doesn’t work, when I upgraded to the Pro version($9.99/month), I finally got YouTube videos and songs downloaded.

Pros: Download YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3.


  • Metadata is not saved.
  • Download bitrate 256 kbps.

6. VidMate

VidMate is a useful YouTube to MP3 Converter app for Android that allows you to download plenty of albums and songs for free and even save high-quality music videos in mp3 format. With countless audio resources and the high download speed, VidMate will be the best music player and downloader on your Android smartphone.

7. Ondesoft Audio Recorder

If you want to extract an audio segment from YouTube Music/YouTube as ringtone and alarm clock or for other purpose, you can record the video segment to an mp3 file directly instead of converting the video to audio and extracting the required part. Ondesoft Audio Recorder allows you to record any part, any length of any song instead of downloading the whole songs and then split them.

How to record any YouTube Music songs to MP3?

  1. Download, install and launch Ondesoft Audio Recorder on your Mac.
  2. Click + to add the browser you will use to play YouTube Music. Here we use Safari, you can also use Chrome, Fireworks, etc.
  3. Click the black arrow icon to choose output format from MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, MATROSKA and OGG.
  4. Open https://music.youtube.com, log in and play the song you want to record.
  5. Click the red record icon to the right side of Safari to start recording.


  • Record any part of any song.
  • Multiple output formats.


  • Metadata is not saved.

The above free YouTube and YouTube Music audio downloader tools allows you to download Mp3 songs and segments from YouTube or YouTube Music. However, you can only download songs one by one. They can’t download YouTube Music albums and playlists. If you want to download songs, albums and playlists quickly and conveniently from YouTube Music, you’d better use Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

How to download YouTube Music songs with Pazu YouTube Music Converter?

1. Run Pazu YouTube Music Converter 

To get started, download, install and run Pazu YouTube Music Converter on your Windows PC, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

YouTube Music Converter

You don’t need to sign in to your YouTube Music account.

2. Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu YouTube Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click Option button to change output format or output folder if you need. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

YouTube Music Converter settings

3. Add songs

Browse or search to fidn the songs, albums or playlist you want to download. Click the album or playlist you want to download. Then click the red icon to load songs. 

choose YouTube Music playlists

All songs in the playlist/album will be selected by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

choose YouTube Music songs

4. Click Convert button

After selecting the songs, click Convert button to start downloading YouTube Music songs to the format you choose. You will see a progress circle indicating your music is downloading.

convert YouTube Music to MP3

Once the songs have been downloaded, click the folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free YouTube Music songs in the format you choose. You can then transfer and play it anywhere.

To view or manage all music you’ve downloaded, click the clock icon on the top right corner of the YouTube Music Converter interface.

YouTube Music to MP3 converter