Audio Hosting - free audio sharing sites

Right now there are 25 audio hosting sites + 10 podcast hosting services ( last updated: February 2020 ) where you can store music files - mp3, wav, wma files and these sites are also suitable as a podcast hosting.

So if you are looking for a free mp3 file hosting service you have come to the right place, just choose the perfect music file host from the list below and start uploading your audio files.

Latest additions:: Audiomack, HulkShare, MailboxDrive, SndUp.net

AUDIO HOST
MAX AUDIO SIZE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED?
SoundClick
Supported formats: mp3, wav
100 MByes
SndUp.net
Supported formats: mp3, wav, ogg
15 MBno
MailboxDrive
Supported formats: mp3, mp4
500 MBno
Picosong
Supported formats: mp3
15 MBno
Orfium
Supported formats:
unknownyes
Bandcamp
Supported formats: wav, aiff, flac
291 MByes
Clyp.it
Supported formats: mp3, ogg, m4a, wav, aiff, aif, 3gpp
25 MByes
BeatStars
Supported formats:
unknownno
Vocaroo
Supported formats: mp3, ogg, flac, wav, wma, amr, m4a, aiff, aif, aac, mp2, gsm, 3ga, au, ra
50 MBno
File Dropper
Supported formats: mp3
5120 MBno
SoundCloud
Supported formats: aiff, wave/wav, flac, alac, ogg, mp2, mp3, aac, amr, wma
5120 MByes
FileFactory
Supported formats: mp3
300 MBno
DatPiff
Supported formats:
unknownyes
Chirbit
Supported formats: mp3
120 MByes
HulkShare
Supported formats: mp3
1024 MByes
Tindeck
Supported formats: ogg, wav, mp3
50 MByes
Audioboo.fm
Supported formats: mp3, flac, aac, wav, ogg
unknownyes
YourListen
Supported formats: mp3, wav, aiff, wma, aac, ac3, amr, caf, mmf, mp2, m4a, ogg, ra, mid
100 MByes
Hearthis.at
Supported formats: mp3, wav, aif, m4a, aac, ogg, flac, wma
500 MByes
Audiomack
Supported formats: mp3, wav, aiff, ogg, flac, m4a
250 MByes
Mixcloud
Supported formats: mp3, aac, m4a, mp4 audio, ogg
unknownyes
Instaudio
Supported formats: mpw, wav, ogg
15 MBno
ReverbNation
Supported formats: mp3
8192 MByes
Kiwi6
Supported formats: mp3, wav, m4a, wma, aac, ac3, flag, ogg, aif, aiff
50 MBno
Veto.social
Supported formats: mp3, aac, wav
128 MByes
MUSIC HOST
MAX AUDIO SIZE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED?

TIP: You can also upload your audio file to YouTube. You just need to add a background image. Use your favourite editor, add one image (or more if you want), export as a video and that's it. You can start uploading.


Free Podcast Hosting

Below is a list of podcast hosting services, both free and paid.

  • Podbean - free plan for up to 5 hours of audio and 100GB monthly transfer, paid plans from 9 USD / month
  • Spreaker - 5 hours audio storage for free, paid plans from 6 USD / month
  • Podomatic - 500MB storage, 15GB bandwidth/month, paid plans from 8.32 USD / month
  • Anchor.fm - compleletly free podcast hosting
  • Whooshkaa - unlimited episodes & bandwidth, paid from 99 USD / month
  • Buzzsprout - free plan: 2 hours each month, episodes hosted for 90 days, paid plan from 12 USD / month
  • Podcasts.com - unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage space and unlimited podcasts.
  • PodcastGarden - with free account you can upload one episode per month, paid plan from 2.99 USD / month (unlimited episodes)
  • RedCircle - completely free podcast hosting, their business model is: we'll help find advertising for you, and we'll share the revenue from those ads
  • PineCast - 3 podcasts, 10 episodes per feed, 48MB file limit, no time limit
  • Soundbran.ch - from GBP 5 / month
  • Transistor.fm - from USD 5 / month for unlimited podcasts

As a podcast player/manager check out gPodder. Simple, open-source tool that is small and also portable (can run without installing).

Where to publish your podcast

After uploading the podcast online, you need to get listeners. Submit your pocast to iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.

Media Player Classic
The best audio player?

I use Media Player Classic. It's a full featured player, that has very simple interface, can play everything and is free.

The best audio editor?

For me it's Audacity - it's free and open source multi-track audio editor and recorder. Also great as audio trimmer if you need just cut audio file or if you need to compress it. If you have never used and audio editor before, don't worry, it's easy to use. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac.


Convert audio

Not all services support all audio types. If you need to convert your audio file, use fre:ac - open source audio tool that converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

The best audio formats / codecs
MP3
  • the most common format
  • lossy compression
  • relatively larger file size when compred with modern formats
FLAC
  • lossless audio format
  • very high quality
  • open source format
WAV
  • lossless format
  • very large file size
AAC
  • lossy format
  • similar size as MP3, but highr quality
Microphone
Basic audio recording tips
  • Keep the microphone close to the source
  • Use a microphone pop screen (you can make your own very cheap)
  • Avoid ambient noice
Free sounds, music loops:
  • SampleFocus - each wek you'll get 10 free credits for downloading, get more credits for uploading
  • SampleSwap - free loops and audio samples for electronic music
  • Looperman - royalty free loops, samples and sounds
  • Soundpacks - free sample packs
  • Adam Vitovsky - free songs for personal, noncommercial & commercial purposes
  • PacDV - free of charge tracks for your video, film, audio and multimedia productions, link back required
  • YouTube Audio Library - a lot of free music and sound effects for videos that you monetize on YouTube

If you offer music files, sounds, please let me know and I'll add you to the list. Thanks!

Free music streaming sites, listen on your phone or computer:
  • Spotify - one of the oldest
  • YoutubeMusic
  • Deezer - paid accounts offers better audio quality (FLAC - 1411 kb/s), but the free account is limited to only MP3 - 128kb/s

All are ad supported and usually there is a limit of how many songs you can skip every hour (often it's 6 songs every hour).

Check these books:

Audio Speaker

Add your audio host:

If you run a site that isn't in Audio Hostings database, link back to Audiohostings.com and send me all the details you can. At least name, url, maximum file size allowed, allowed music file types, if registration is required or not and if you allow direct linkning of uploaded music. We'll be happy to add your audio host.

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