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Downloading This Music For Free

For now, all the music on this site can be freely downloaded for your listening enjoyment. This may change in the future, so if you like something you should probably download it now. Once this music goes on places like Spotify, Apple Music, and the like, I'm not sure if it can still be free.

Today, getting the files is straightforward. But you need to download them to your computer first. A second step is needed to put them onto your hand-held devices. If anyone reading this knows a better way to do this, please email me and I'll post your solution (after trying it, of course :-).

There are websites you could use that will extract the audio from YouTube videos and let you download them in multiple formats. But I don't have all my music on YouTube. With the download method described below, you get any song I've posted on this site.

How To Download Audio FIles

  1. Go to https://stevemansour.com/music and select the album, then the song that you want to download. If it's a Christmas song then go to http://www.stevemansour.com/ChristmasSongs then select the song you want.
  2. Once you've selected a song, its name will appear above the player transport. For example, if you selected Broken Glass, it will look like this on the Chrome browser:


  3. This step varies, depending on the browser you're using.

    Chrome : click the 3-dots on the right side of the transport. This will bring up a menu with a Download command. Click the Download command and the audio file will be saved to your Downloads directory. Now you can load the song into your favorite audio player app.


    Firefox : right-click the transport area, it will pop up a menu, then select Save Audio As...


    Safari : right click the triangle play button on the left side of the transport. That will pop up a menu, then select Download Audio.

    Opera : works exactly like Chrome, see above

    I have not tried this on other browsers, or on Windows. I'm assuming that one of the methods described above, or some close variant, will provide the same download functionality.

Loading Audio Files onto an iPhone or iPad

There are two ways I have found to do this. If you know a better approach, please email me and I will update this page.

Method 1 - iTunes Sync (free)

You can use iTunes to sync your iPhone and/or your iPad with your computer. I'm sure this method would be Apple's preference. It can be slow, but it works.

  1. If you don't already have it, download and install iTunes for your Mac or PC
  2. Import the songs you've downloaded into iTunes using the File->Open command.
  3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using the USB (or USB 3) cable
  4. Click the icon for your device to configure what you want to sync to your device:



  5. Now under Settings, click Music. Configure this however you wish. You can select music by Artist, which syncs all songs by that artist, or by Albums, where you select the specific albums you want to sync to your device.
  6. Press the Sync button. This should copy all the songs you've selected to your device.

Method 2 - Use An App (not free)

I used Method 1 for years. But the sync times just got longer and longer. One day I finally got tired of waiting 10 minutes just to get a single new song onto my phone. I bought a copy of Waltr 2 and life was good again. This is not a promo for Waltr 2, they're not sponsoring me in any way, and I'm not representing them in any way. I bought my copy of Waltr 2. Now I can put a song my iPhone or iPad just a couple of seconds. Plug your device into your computer, drag an audio file from the Finder and drop it onto Waltr 2 and it shows up in your device, right where it should in iTunes. That's it. It works for other types of files too, docs, videos, etc. But I only use it for audio files, and it was totally worth it for me. It really doesn't get any simpler or more convenient.