Get Paid to Listen to Music! Here are my Favorite Sites and Apps


Bronze Wordsmith
May 17, 2018
I have yet to meet a person that doesn’t love listening to music. I also have yet to meet a person that doesn’t love earning money. This post will combine those two pursuits. I’ll be listing down a few sites and apps that actually pay you for listening to music!

Yep, you can make money listening to music. It sounds like a dream gig, but it’s true. The methods listed here are good for supplemental income — I’m not promising you’ll become a highly-paid music reviewer (wait, is there even such as thing as a highly-paid music reviewer?). But these are guaranteed ways to earn money by listening to music. And since most of us already love music, actually getting paid is a happy bonus.

How do most of these apps and sites work? Well, to get paid to listen to music usually involves two things: actually listening to the music being promoted by the site, and writing a review of that song. Think of it as market research. Record labels and artists want feedback on their songs, and they enlist online companies to solicit reviews from members such as yourself. Since the site gets paid, so do you. It’s that simple! And it’s totally legit.

Wanna listen to music and earn money? Read on to find out about the awesome websites and apps that let you do just that!



This company is based in the United Kingdom. The company has a global reach, but I think it’s safe to say you can expect a lot of British artists. On SongPeople, you earn points by listening to music and writing your opinions about that song and artist. When a song is available for review, you’ll get a notification. You log into the site, listen to the track, then review it.

You can redeem these points as Amazon Gift Cards. I always prefer cash, but Amazon Gift Cards are still awesome since I do most of my shopping there anyway.


Hit Predictor

Hit Predictor is another site that lets you share your opinions about certain songs. But best of all, it’s one of the best places to listen to music and earn money. On Hit Predictor, you also earn points by rating music, answering surveys, and referring your mates. And, of course, you listen to and review music.

The points you earn can be redeemed as CDs, DVDs (do people still use those? Regardless, still love old-school discs!). If you’re more into digital and streaming, you can redeem those points for iTunes gift cards, usually worth $50 to a whopping $100.


Slice the Pie

Slice the Pie is one of the more popular ways to listen to music and get paid. I know a lot of music fans who recommend this site. In fact, it was after the frequent urging of my friend that I finally decided to give Slice the Pie a chance. My only regret was that I didn’t check out the site sooner! One of the cooler things about Slice the Pie is that you can level up the more you contribute. You earn more the higher up you get, but generally, you’re looking at about $0.01 to $0.05 per short review, plus bonuses.



Sometimes, when you get paid for listening to music, you will have to review tracks that aren’t from genres you’re into. It happens, and that’s part of being a sorta-professional music reviewer. But the cool thing about Musicxray is that it tries to find music for you to review that are from genres you’re actually into.

The trade-off here is that you need to provide your demographic information. This includes the artists and types of music you’re into, but it could also involve having to provide personal information like your age, location, and occupation. But don’t worry, Musicxray is legit and won’t abuse the information you provide.

In this regard, Musicxray reminds me of rewards sites like GrabPoints , which has to determine which demographic you fall under, before assigning you tasks. Although I’ve never misrepresented myself and never will, it’s worth mentioning here that you should never give wrong or inaccurate information about yourself. If Musicxray is anything like GrabPoints, it would have a system for spotting falsified info. And that could result in your account getting locked, and your earnings forfeited. So don’t fake it!


Radio Loyalty

If you prefer zoning out while listening to music (which is a perfectly legit way to experience music, mind you), Radio Loyalty is the site for you. On Radio Loyalty, you listen to online radio – Radio Loyalty has different radio stations, so it shouldn’t be tough finding music and genres you actually like. For every 10 minutes of listening time, you earn $0.03. You’ll have to enter a code every half hour, to confirm that you’re actually listening.

But entering a code every 30 minutes is actually easy. Overall, I would still rank this as a passive earning method since you don’t actually have to do anything, save for entering that code. If you like passive income, use Radio Loyalty!

One of the cool things about Radio Loyalty is that it has partnered with other rewards sites. On rewards sites, you earn by doing simple online tasks like answering surveys, completing offers, watching videos, and downloading and testing apps on your mobile device. The great thing about this is that you get a diverse range of tasks to do. And if you’re not into those types of tasks, you should sign up anyway, since they boost your earnings on Radio Loyalty.

Radio Loyalty also works with Fusion Cash, a popular rewards site. Fusion Cash boosts your earnings on Radio Loyalty, so sign up on their site as well. On Fusion Cash, you can request a payout once you’ve earned at least $25, and true to their name, they offer a variety of cash payment options.

Earnably is another site you can use via Radio Loyalty. Payout minimums here are more manageable at $2, and you can redeem your earnings as PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards.

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Bronze Wordsmith
Jun 10, 2018
Re songpeople... I looked at the site, doesnt show any way to join, doesnt say anything about earning, and there is no FAQ on the site. Do you have to be a member of another site like Spotify first?
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