This article will show you how to use a Bandcamp album downloader to download Bandcamp songs and albums for free. Bandcamp is a great online platform for artists to upload and sell their music. Fans can stream and purchase their music on the Bandcamp website and app. Bandcamp lets fans easily download their purchases in high quality and offers a number of download formats such as MP3, WAV and FLAC.
As a matter of fact, it’s also possible to save music from Bandcamp for free, which will require a Bandcamp downloader. With such a tool, you can effortlessly save your favorite albums and tracks to your device and listen to them anytime anywhere, without limits.
iFunia YouTube Downloader is a lightweight app making it easy to save music from Bandcamp for offline listening. Despite its name, this tool actually supports more than 1000 websites including Bandcamp, ReverbNation, SoundCloud, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.
How to download full Bandcamp albums for free
Step 1. Download and install iFunia YouTube Downloader. Open this tool.
Step 2. Copy the URL of a Bandcamp album. The URL takes the form of: https://artistname.bandcamp.com/album/ albumname.
Step 3. Return to the said tool, and manually paste the URL to the bottom. Now hit the return key.
Step 4. From the Format dropdown list, choose a desired format, such as MP3.
Step 5. Click the arrow down icon in the upper right corner.
Once the process is done, you can click the checkmark icon to open the folder where the downloaded Bandcamp album is stored.
Tip: In step 5, if there is an unwanted track in this album, you can unselect this track to remove it from the download list.
How to (bulk) download Bandcamp songs
If you want to download individual Bandcamp songs instead of an album, follow the steps below.
Step 1. Copy the URL of a Bandcamp song. The URL takes the form of: https://artistname.bandcamp.com/track/songname.
Step 2. Get the URL pasted. Press the return key.
Step 3. Select the format.
Step 4. Click the arrow down icon.
Tip: Here’s how to do it in bulk. Open the Input URLs window. Enter the URLs of multiple Bandcamp songs. Click OK. The rest of the process is the same.
Released on GitHub, BandcampDownloader is a Windows-only tool to grab music from Bandcamp. This simple yet powerful tool is able to download MP3 files from the album pages, song pages and even the artist pages.
Step 1. Download BandcampDownloader from GitHub and install it on your Windows PC. Open it.
Step 2. Copy a Bandcamp album URL and paste it in the box at the top. To download albums or songs in bulk, paste their URLs there.
Step 3. Choose a location on your computer to save the album.
Step 4. Click Download.
The box at the bottom will inform you of the progress.
Tip: If needed, you can configure settings. Access settings by clicking Settings button in the bottom right corner. There are options regarding ID3 tags, cover art, playlist and more. These may help you better manage and organize your local Bandcamp music collections. You can easily restore default settings by clicking Reset settings button.
If you want to download a Bandcamp album to your Android phone or iPhone to listen to offline, there are two easy choices available. You can choose to download it to your Mac or Windows computer first and then transfer it to your phone. Or, you can use an online Bandcamp album downloader to get the job done.
There are a number of online tools that can be used for this purpose. BandcampToMp3 is the best of them. And it is free to use. As with almost all free online tools, pop up ads may show up when you use this tool. It’s very easy to use on an Android device. And it requires extra steps when it comes to iPhone.
Step 1. Open a web browser on your Android phone.
Step 2. Copy the Bandcamp album URL.
Step 3. Visit free online Bandcamp downloader for Android https://bandcamptomp3.com/.
Step 4. Paste the said URL in the Paste link here box. Tap Download.
Step 5. Tap the Download button next to each song in this Bandcamp album.
Once the process is finished, you can enjoy these songs on your phone without limits.
To use BandcampToMp3 to download Bandcamp albums to iPhone, you will first need to install Documents by Readdle.
Step 1. Install Documents by Readdle from the App Store. Open it.
Step 2. Tap the web browser icon in the bottom right corner.
Step 3. Use this built-in web browser to visit https://bandcamptomp3.com/.
Step 4. Paste the URL of the desired Bandcamp album. Tap Download.
Step 5. Save songs one by one.
Step 6. Go back to the main screen of Documents by Readdle. Tap the Downloads folder.
Step 7. Tap the 3-dot icon below a Bandcamp song, and you can move it to a folder of your choice if you want to.
In addition to the great Bandcamp downloaders recommended above, you can also use a web browser extension.
Bandcamp album downloader for Chrome
Step 1. Install extension Bandcamp MP3-128 saver from the Chrome Web Store.
Step 2. Open a Bandcamp album page.
Step 3. Click the extension’s icon in your Chrome toolbar.
Step 4. There is a Download button next to each track of the album. Click them one by one. And the download will be nice and fast.
Bandcamp album downloader for Firefox
Step 1. Open Firefox on your computer. Install extension Audio Downloader Prime.
Step 2. Open the Bandcamp page of the album you need.
Step 3. Play a track and then click the extension’s icon from the toolbar. Click the download icon that appears.
Step 4. Repeat the previous step to download the other tracks from this album.
With the methods and tools talked about above, you don’t need to pay to download the music. If you want to support your favorites Bandcamp artists, you can purchase the whole albums or individual songs and then download your purchases.
The easiest way is to do this on the Bandcamp website on a computer. In such a case, you can find the download option after you finish the purchase process, or in an email that Bandcamp sends to you, or on your Collection page. Bandcamp offers a few download formats for you to choose from, including lossy (320kbps MP3, OGG, etc.) and lossless ones (FLAC, AIFF, etc.). It will be relatively complicated to download a purchased Bandcamp album to an Android or iOS device. The downloaded files are not protected by DRM.
Bandcamp is a great place to discover good music. After you use a Bandcamp album downloader to save your favorite albums and songs, you can easily import them to media players like iTunes and transfer them to your smart devices for handy playback. Instead of streaming music online, you can now listen to them on your favorite player.
Cheryl has been writing tutorials, reviews, and how-to articles on consumer apps since 2016. She specializes in multimedia products and is always testing on Mac, PC, and various devices.