How to Download an MP3 From Tumblr

By Rachel Miller

Tumblr provides a free, customizable micro-blogging platform where people can connect with one another and share their thoughts, videos, music and photos. Like other 21st century social networking websites, Tumblr is home to boggers at the leading edge of the music industry, who listen to and share new music before it hits the mainstream media channels. If you have stumbled upon a must-have song on Tumblr, you can install a browser add-on that allows you to download the MP3 directly from the website for your own music collection.

Things You'll Need

  • Firefox or Google Chrome browser

Firefox

Step 1

Go to the Firefox add-ons page and download the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox. Click the button to install it and follow the instructions. Greasemonkey enables snippets of JavaScript to change the behavior of the websites you visit.

Step 2

Visit the Bjornstar site and download and install the TumTaster script.

Step 3

Restart Firefox. Navigate to the Tumblr page that hosts the MP3 file you would like to download.

Step 4

Click on the "Click to Download" link below the "Click to Play" button on the song.

Step 5

Choose a name and location for the MP3 file on your computer. Click "OK."

Google Chrome

Step 1

Download, install and run the TumTaster add-on for Google Chrome. TumTaster operates as a stand-alone application that applies a snippet of JavaScript to Tumblr in order to allow MP3 downloads.

Step 2

Restart Google Chrome. Navigate to the Tumblr page that hosts the MP3 file you would like to download.

Step 3

Click on the "Click to Download" link below the "Click to Play" button on the song.

Step 4

Choose a name and location for the MP3 file on your computer. Click "OK".