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How to Download Music from YouTube

Are you looking for a way to download music from YouTube without risking viruses? You’re in luck! In this blog post, we will discuss two safe and easy ways to download the music you love from YouTube. No more scouring the internet for advice about questionable downloading methods - stay safe by following the steps outlined in this article and start listening to your favorite tracks securely.

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Method 1: Download Music from YouTube with YouTube Video Downloader (Free)

YouTube Video Downloader is a free program. And it allows users to export YouTube audio files to MP3/WEBM/M4A format for free without additional bundles and payments. It supports URLs and keyword searches, and the user-friendly and simple interface makes it easy to get started even for the first time.

Step 1 Install and Run the YouTube Video Downloader on your computer. Then you will see a simple and concise interface.

main interface

Step 2 Click the "Settings" button on the upper right to customize the subtitle language, simultaneous download, and output path.


Step 3 You can search for videos you want to download using keywords or URLs.

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Step 4 Once found, click the advanced download icon icon and select the quality, format, and original size of the audio you want to download.

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Step 5 Then click the download icon icon to start downloading the audio file.


Step 6 After the download is complete, you can click the "Library" button at the top to view the downloaded audio files.


Note: YouTube Video Downloader exports music from video, so the output quality of music depends on the original sound quality.

Method 2: Download YouTube Music with KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader (Paid)

Unlike YouTube Video Downloader, KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader is a third-party download tool specially designed for users who want to download YouTube Music for offline listening. It has a built-in YouTube Music Web Player, you don't need to install other music applications. Support 10X speed download, and retain the original sound quality and editable ID3 tags of songs during download. While saving you a lot of download time, it gives you excellent listening enjoyment.

In addition, KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader supports users to download music from YouTube to computer locally and save it as MP3/AAC/WAV/ALAC/FLAC/AIFF and other common formats. You can use it for more personal use, such as burning YouTube Music to CD, saving to SD card, mixing music, and more. You can also share your favorite YouTube Music with family, and friends, and even set it as a wake-up alarm.

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KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader

  • Download YouTube Music to PC/Mac.
  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Support 10X faster conversion speed.
  • Preserve original audio quality and keep ID3 tags.
  • No need to install the YouTube Music app.
  • Step 1 Run KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader. Follow the guide and click the "SIGN IN" button to open the login screen and log in with your YouTube Music account.

    Sign in

    Step 2 Before downloading the song, you need to click the "Settings" button to set the output settings, bit rate, sample rate, output File Name, etc.

    settingsOutput Format: AAC/WAV/MP3/ALAC/FLAC/AIFF

    settingsBit rate: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps

    settingsSampling rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz

    settingsOutput filenames: {Track Number},{Title}, {Artist}, {Album}, {Playlist Index}, {Year}

    settingsOutput Organization: None, Playlist, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, Playlist/Artist, Playlist/Album


    Step 3 When the settings are complete, close the settings window to save the settings. Then select a playlist, album, or artist you like, and click the "Add" add to list button at the bottom right to add the songs you want to download.

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    After adding, click the "Convert" button to start downloading songs.

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    Note: The time required for the entire download process depends on the size and number of audio files, please be patient.

    Step 4 After conversion, you can click the "Converted" button to check the downloaded songs.


    Now you can listen to YouTube Music whatever and wherever you are.


    Downloading music from YouTube can be achieved in numerous ways. The two discussed methods, using a YouTube video downloader and using KeepMusic YouTube Music Downloader, offer a variety of advantages – the downloader providing fast speed and the converter giving flexible audio quality choices.

    Both of the methods are safe and clean. Method 1 is for YouTube users to extract music from YouTube while Method 2 is for YouTube Music subscribers to download music from YouTube Music as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC files.

    It’s up to you to choose which of these methods best suits your needs. No matter which one you opt for though, it’ll be worth your while as downloading music from YouTube/YouTube Music is an easy way to get free music and add it to your playlist.