How to Download Music & Save it to a USB

By Emilio Alvarez

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • USB flash drive

  • Computer with Internet access

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Downloading music and saving it to a USB drive is an easy task. There are various legal ways of downloading music from the Internet, which will then allow you to save it to any drive, including your USB or hard drive. Such sites could be online-radio websites or mainstream pay-for-download sites. These usually require users to register before being able to purchase or download. Regardless of the means you opt for downloading you music, saving it to your USB drive will ultimately require the same basic procedure.

Downloading the music

Enter into your browser the address of your favorite downloading site, such as If you are already a user, sign in. If not, register as a user to continue.

Browse through the site and choose the style of music you wish to download. If necessary, search by artist, genre, album or song title under the search field.

Click on the Track title for the music you intend to download. A list will appear with the length of the piece, the price, the option to preview it and a blue icon for download.

Click on the blue download icon next to the tracks you wan to download and confirm the purchase for each.

Go to your computer's Downloads folder and locate the recently downloaded music. If necessary, sort by date to find your most recently downloaded files.

Saving your music to a USB drive

Locate the music you just downloaded. Select the tracks you intend to save to your USB. Right-click on those tracks and choose the "Copy" option from the drop-down menu.

Go to the USB-drive open folder. Paste the copied tracks into that folder by right-clicking on the blank space within the folder and selecting the "Paste" option. You will see the music you selected appear on the USB-drive folder.

Once completed, remove your USB drive properly. To avoid losing saved data, make sure you choose the "Eject Disk" option, prior to physically pulling it out.