Whenever there is an opportunity for media lovers to download their favorite songs and movies, they usually take advantage of it. MyFreeMP3 is no exception.
In this MyFreeMP3 review, we’re going to talk about how this online service works, as well as a few cautionary disclaimers, to help you decide whether or not this service is for you.
What is MyFreeMP3?
Having existed across many different URLs over the years, MyFreeMP3 (at the time of this product review) currently rests at myfreemp3cc.com.
The rumors are true. At My Free MP3, you can search across a vast library of songs and download them for free. Due to the ongoing domain and TLD changes to MyFreeMP3’s online location, many people question the site’s legality.
Nevertheless, MyFreeMP3 appears to be successfully generating 401 redirects so that even old URLs send you to the updated website.
Disclaimer: I do not endorse the use or downloading of songs from this website. In my tutorial below, I downloaded a song (that I already own) to demonstrate how it to use the service and promptly deleted the MP3 file once I completed my demonstration. This product review should not in any way be construed as an encouragement to violate copyright laws. Any further questions related to MyFreeMP3’s legality should be directed to an attorney.
How does MyFreeMP3 work?
As far as MP3 downloaders work, it is pretty straightforward. You first type the name of the artist, song, album, etc. and hit “enter” on your keyboard.
Depending upon the browser you use, clicking the “Search” button could send you to another page not affiliated with MyFreeMP3. That’s why I recommend pressing “enter” instead of clicking “Search” once you’ve typed in the details in the search bar.
For my example here, I typed in “Lady Gaga,” hit “enter,” and received a list of Lady Gaga songs available for download.
You can play the song right on the website by clicking the gray play button on the far left.
If you want to download the song, navigate to the right, and select “Download.” Don’t be alarmed at this point when MyFreeMP3 sends you to another page with the domain name “mysafeurls.” You should see a page similar to my screenshot below.
To download the song, press the large green “Download” button, and the file will immediately download to whichever file folder you’ve programmed browser to send downloads.
I chose to download a song that I already own (for copyright reasons), “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. Once the download completed its download, I was able to play it on iTunes immediately without any file conversion.
The entire process took a minute or two (including the time it took to grab these screenshots), and it truly is as simple as I’ve demonstrated.
Is MyFreeMP3 legal?
This question is difficult to answer.
Correctly answering the question demands a song-by-song approach. If a song is copyrighted and not made available to the public by the individual or organization that owns the rights, it is illegal to download the song in the United States.
But many artists self-publish their work and make their songs available to the public with a few contingencies. For those songs, you may download them to your computer or mobile device and enjoy them privately.
It is also not clear whether or not MyFreeMP3 has any rights to these songs, such as arrangements enjoyed by Pandora, Spotify, and Youtube.
My advice is to consult an attorney for the best answer. Better still, you will always be safest working with a reputable music player or download website that makes you pay or set up a subscription to enjoy the songs you like.
Is MyFreeMP3 safe?
Aside from being congested with ads and the occasional third-party page pop-ups, I see no reason to think that this site is unsafe. However, I tested this service using my Chrome browser on a Macbook, and there may be a greater danger if trying to download from a PC.
As long as you’re not clicking on anything questionable, you’re probably safe.
It is easy to see how many people enjoy all the free music available on MyFreeMP3. The song selection is impressive, and downloading the music you want will only take minutes or seconds.
The jury is out on whether or not MyFreeMP3 is strictly legal for listeners in the U.S. But my final word in this product review is that MyFreeMP3 is real and reasonably safe to use.