How to Download Music with Album Art [on Mac, Windows, iPhone]

Published by: Julia Nash

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

No more empty thumbnails! Download music with album cover to any of your devices – be it a Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad. 🔥

FACT: This article will demonstrate a very simple and automatic way to download any music with album cover!

Music without any artwork doesn’t feel right. It’s like watching a movie without popcorn. Or drinking tea without sugar. In addition, modern artworks look stunning. So naturally, everyone wants to have beautiful album cover instead of an empty thumbnail. Metadata and artist info play a significant role too.

It’s simply nicer to have the full picture.

Rest assured, there’s a simple, quick way to download music with cover art. It’s absolutely automatic and ridiculously easy to set up! You’ll be surprised. ;)

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What’s the best site to download music with album cover?

Believe it or not – it doesn’t matter. The trick is not the right website, but the right tool. In fact, MacStories recommends using Softorino YouTube Converter. In this article, we will describe how this workaround works!

Softorino YouTube Converter 2 automatically downloads artworks for any song! This is a Mac and Windows app that helps you download music from websites like YouTube, SoundCloud, VEVO and many others.

It recognizes the track, and before you know it – it locates and pulls the correct artwork at the same time. It actually takes seconds to download songs with album art. Here’s how it’s done!

How to Download Music with Album Artwork

The process is incredibly automatic. Softorino YouTube Converter 2 downloads any music from YouTube and 66 more websites already with proper cover art. Even if there’s no artwork on these websites.

The best part – it’s as simple as copying the URL.

Make sure you are reading this from your desktop computer because the application in question is designed for Windows and Mac computers. Follow these Steps to download music with cover art:

Step 1. Open Softorino YouTube Converter 2

a simple way to download music with album art for every perfectionist

Obviously, you have to download and install this YouTube converter first. The download will happen right away after you click on the ‘Download’ button. It has the free trial so you can test it all out absolutely at no cost.

Step 2. Find your file on YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud & Copy URL

The beauty of it – you simply need to find the video or song you like. When you do so – you’re 90% ready to download music with album art!

Alternatively, you might also find the right video through our in-app browser. Simply type the desired song and select it. Bada-ts!

Choose all desired settings to download music with cover art

Locate the desired song without leaving the app.

Right after you will see the proper artwork show up in the downloading queue. Cool!

that's it – click to download songs with album cover art

The correct artwork will appear in the downloading queue instantly!

Step 3. Select the destination & hit ‘Download’

‘You need to select the device you want to download the music on. The great news is – you can download songs with album art to any device, even iOS-powered gadgets.

In fact, any Apple device, Mac or Windows computers are fully, 100% compatible. So you can plug in your iPhone, iPod or iPad or simply download it to your computer.

Wait until the download is finished…

…and done!

SYC 2 will recognize it right away, and if available it will grab the artwork from the web.

Once the converting is over, simply go to your iPhone or iPod and check if the artwork is in place.

yes! all album covers look great on an iPhone

Finally, I have the correct cover art on my iPhone.

Album covers are a modern form of art. Some of them are history and are famous all over the world – ‘’Abbey Road’’ by Beatles is a perfect example.

We highly recommend to check out Billboards Top 50 Album covers of all time. It’s great fun! :))

What if the album cover is NOT accurate?

SYC 2 uses a simple mechanism. The app recognizes the title of the song that you added – and looks it up on the web. If it finds a match, it pulls the correct artwork. Sweet!

But if the title is wrong, for example if it says ‘Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night (lyrics)’ instead of just ‘Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night’ – the artwork will be messed up

Is there a solution? Oh yes. All you need to do is to edit the name of the song – after you added it to the downloading queue. Click on its title and edit it out using your computer’s keyboard. It’s super easy!

quick lifehack on what to do if the cover art is not accurate

Next thing you know – SYC 2 will find the correct artwork, yay! This is how you can always download songs with proper album art on Mac or Windows.

YouTube vs Regular Album Art Downloaders

Prove me wrong, but most of the album art downloaders are outdated. They look sketchy and who wants to risk safety?

What’s more, the majority of those apps work on Windows. Therefore, it’s very difficult to find album art downloader for Mac.

It’s obvious that it’s much easier to download music already with cover art than save both things separately. Which is exactly what happens unless you use the workaround outlined above.

Bottom line

Empty thumbnails look ugly & inconsistent. No wonder we want to see beautiful cover art instead. Especially if there’s a stupid-simple way to download album cover to your device.

If you want to save music with a proper artwork on your computer or iPhone, you simply need to copy its link. Softorino YouTube Converter 2 does all the rest. Just choose the device and download songs with album art using SYC 2.

Album cover makes all the difference. It looks stunning on your iPhone or computer. An this is probably the easiest way to download music with album cover automatically, no iTunes or any other side apps involved.

Julia Nash
Julia Nash

Apple junkie at Softorino

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