Bandcamp is a popular platform for independent artists to sell and share their music, but sometimes you may want to download a whole album to listen to offline or back it up. In this guide, we’ll show you a few different ways to potentially download music from Bandcamp for free. We will discuss 4 ways to save any Bandcamp song or album without paying anything to anybody.
Can you download Free music from Bandcamp?
Yes, you can download some albums or songs music from Bandcamp for free. Artists on Bandcamp can choose to offer their music as a free download or for purchase. When you find an album or track that you want to download, you can click the “Download” button and select the format you prefer (such as MP3, FLAC, etc.). Some artists may also offer a “Name your price” option, where you can choose to pay a certain amount for the music or download it for free.
However, not all Bandcamp music are free to download. In fact most are not. You need to pay a small fee in order to enable the download button for most of songs hosted on Bandcamp. So, is there any other way to save any album, regardless of if it is paid or free? Yes, there are. Let’s see 4 ways to download ANY song for free.
1. Use a Chrome Extension
One way to potentially download music from Bandcamp for free is by using a Downloader Chrome Extension. These extensions are simple and easy way to download any album from Bandcamp, once installed, just go to the album page and click on the extension icon, the album will automatically start downloading in MP3 format. We can’t name any particular Chrome extension as of now because most are are fishy & only a few are genuine.
2. Recording The Album
Another way to potentially download music from Bandcamp for free is by recording the album using a screen recorder, like OBS or QuickTime, this method allows you to record the album while it’s playing on your computer and once the recording is complete, you can save it as an MP3 file.
The problem in this method is, the recorded output files are not high in quality. The music quality will be distorted & you would seldom enjoy the music. Hence, we never recommend you to follow this method to convert Bandcamp music in mp3.
3. Use an Android App/PC Software
One more method to do this is by using an android app or some PC software. However, it is extremely hard to find working APKs or PC software which allows you to download Bandcamp tracks. Further, most Android apps are there to make money & they throw back-to-back ads on you instead of melody.
Even if you find any, PC software ask for licensing fees. Hence, this method is not free. However, if you are a developer, you can find some Python projects on Github to download Bandcamp songs. This way is little easy & it works without any paid keys.
4. Using a Bandcamp Downloader Website
This is what I prefer & personally use. Because:
- It’s 100% free & easy to use.
- No premium fees.
- No software or apps download needed.
- No programming knowledge required.
- All mp3 files are fetched directly from Bandcam’s CDN hence music is highest in quality.
- Unlimited downloads with no restrictions.
- Device independent.
How to Download Music from Bandcamp Using Downloader Website?
Here is a step-by-step guide:
- Go to the Bandcamp downloader page.
- Once you have opened the website, open it and scroll down to the download section. You will see a text box where you can enter the URL of the album or song you want to download.
- Go to the Bandcamp album or song page and copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
- Paste the URL into the text box on the Bandcamp downloader website.
- Click the “Download” button.
- The website will generate a download link for the album or song, which can be downloaded in MP3 format.
- Once the download is complete, you can find the album or song in the download folder of your computer.
If you want more help, visit this page for a detailed guide.
How do I download music from Bandcamp to my iPhone?
The downloader websites are independent of which device or OS you use. Regardless of what you use, iPhone, Mac, Windows or Android, you can follow the same steps to save any music. What all it needs is a modern web browser like Google Chrome or Edge.
Conclusion | Download Free Music From Bandcamp
In conclusion, there are a few different ways to potentially download music from Bandcamp for free. One way is to use the Bandcamp Downloader Chrome Extension, another way is to use a third-party Bandcamp downloader website, and a third way is to record the album using a screen recorder. I personally prefer going with a downloader website because of the benefits it serves that too for free.
Hi, I’m Lara, a music enthusiast who has a passion for discovering and supporting independent artists on Bandcamp. Lara has been a frequent user of the platform for several years and has built a large collection of Bandcamp albums, songs, and artists that she loves. Lara’s love for music started at a young age when his parents introduced him to a wide range of genres. She has been a devoted fan of indie and alternative music, and she discovered Bandcamp as a teenager.