Bandcamp provides a great platform that brings the relations between musicians and listeners closer. As a listener, you can listen to music uploaded by musicians. As a musician, you are free to upload your music to Bandcamp to gradually build up your reputation. While streaming music is easy on Bandcamp, many users would wonder about how to download music from Bandcamp. Check the following methods to download from Bandcamp, which are a purchased way and a payment-free way.
Part 1. Official Method to Download from Bandcamp
First of all, it should be made clear that most of the albums or songs on Bandcamp are supposed to be purchased before being downloaded. If you want to download music without payment, skip to the next part. There are 4 methods to download your purchased music from Bandcamp.
Method 1Download Bandcamp music in the Collection page
Step 1: After confirming the purchase of certain songs or albums, go the Collection page and you can see the purchased album there.
Step 2: Click the "download" button under each album or song to download
Method 2Download from Bandcamp after checking out
As shown in the screenshot below, the music can also be downloaded right after you check out the order.
Method 3 Download in the Purchase page
If you didn't download the album right after you pay for it, you can still go to the Purchase page, where the bought albums are stored.
Method 4 Download in the E-mail
After the order is honored, Bandcamp will send you an email to inform you of the purchase. A download link is enclosed in the mail.
Part 2. How to Download Music from Bandcamp without Payment
Since the official way requires payment, we have to use some third-party software to "download" Bandcamp music for free. Joyoshare Audio Recorder is a capable music recorder and downloader. Basically, what we need to do is to record the streaming music from Bandcamp. Aside from recording from the sound card, Joyoshare Audio Recorder can also record from the microphone, the speaker or other devices on your computer. The recording can be saved in 16 formats, including MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, ALAC, APE, AU, CAF, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4R, MKA, OGG, WAV, WMA.
The built-in audio editor serves as a great tool to trim the music, adjust sound effects and ID3 tags. Besides, the ID3 tags will be automatically recognized during the recording, so that you don't have to type them on your own.
Key Features of Joyoshare Audio Recorder:
Record high-quality audio from different input sources
16 formats to choose for the output recordings
Built-in audio editor and audio equalizer
Automatic matching of the ID3 tags
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare Audio Recorder
Download and launch Joyoshare Audio Recorder, and its main interface will pop up on the screen. Tap the input source icon beside the red "Start Recording" button and choose "system audio" as the input source.
Step 2 Adjust the output settings
Tap the Format icon to open the format menu. Here you can change the format of the recordings. If you want, you can also configure the musical parameters, which includes codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate.
Next, open the Preferences menu on the upper right corner, where you can change the folder where the recordings will be saved. In addition, it is advisable to turn on the auto split function by ticking the Split the Recordings Individually button and the Recording Is Silent option.
Step 3 Begin recording music from Bandcamp
Now, open the Bandcamp music you want to download in the web browser, but don't play the music yet. Press the red "Start Recording" button and now start to play the music. The sound played by the browser will be captured by Joyoshare Audio Recorder in real-time. If you want to download an album, just leave the album playing from the first song to the last one. The software will automatically split the track. It is worth mentioning that the ID3 tags of the songs will be automatically matched by the software.
By the time all the Bandcamp music is downloaded, press the white Stop Recording button, and the recorded tracks will be saved in the folder you select earlier in the Preferences menu.
Step 4 Edit the recorded music
Last but not least, you can open the built-in editor by clicking the icon at the rear of each track. With this tool, you can drag the time bar and trim out the unwanted parts in the tracks. You can also adjust special sound effects and the sound equalizer in it. The ID3 tags can also be edited.