LEGIT HitPredictor Review: Get Paid to Be a Music Influencer! - Legit or Scam?


Jun 14, 2018
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If you’re a music lover, have you ever thought about earning something for listening to the music you enjoy? All our lives, we’ve paid good money to hear our favorite musicians live in concerts, shelled out a good amount of cash to listen to their MP3s and streaming music, and repeatedly invested in audio equipment and records just so we can hear those sounds that send us to a different dimension, even it’s just for a few minutes. So it only makes sense to want to get some kind of “payback” for all those years of supporting recording artists we like, right?

But now, with platforms like HitPredictor, there is a way to not only get paid to listen to music but to also actually “influence” the kind of new music that the public will get to hear! Sounds promising - or too good to be true? Let’s take a closer look at HitPredictor together, shall we?

First things first - what is it?

HitPredictor is a GPT site that basically lets users “have the power to directly influence new music before it's released.” If it sounds lofty, let’s just put it this way - you listen to music, they reward you and then recording artists, their recording companies and managers, and even radio stations can use your opinions and feedback to shape the way they make and promote music for our consumption.

How long has it been around?

HitPredictor is owned and operated by iHeartMedia Inc. It was launched in 2009 with the intention of having ordinary folks rate new music to make a difference and influence record companies and radio stations.

Is registration free?

Signing up is free, with no maintenance fees. You simply have to create a username and password.

Does it pay well?

It’s simple enough to earn points on HitPredictor - you listen to music, review it, and earn gift cards or the chance to win at a raffle. Each song you listen to earns you three points. You have to listen to the duration of the song before you can rate it via a drop-down menu, with the choices of:
  • I love it!
  • I like it
  • It’s okay
  • I don’t like it
  • I hate it!
And then add some comments about the song before hitting the submit button. There are also one-question polls you can answer quickly, which can give you 5 points each. And to sweeten the deal - if within a week (7 days) you can rate 15 songs, you get an additional 15 points. The music that needs rating aren’t all relatively unknown or indie acts - in fact, there’s a good mix of well-known pop stars in the mix so you can choose what kind of songs to give feedback to.

The week’s “big winners” are announced regularly on the site’s Facebook page. The posts list the usernames of the winners, and a quick scroll showed me that most choose to redeem Amazon gift cards, though there’s also the occasional raffle winner.

What are the best ways to earn from HitPredictor?

Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Earning anywhere between three to five points won’t get you a reward fast. For most of the prizes (CDs and DVDs) available, around 1250 points are needed. Even entering the raffle for iTunes gift cards requires at least 500 points - something I doubt you can accomplish by rating around ten songs on top of answering several polls per day. I’m not saying you won’t be rewarded, because as the Facebook posts indicate, people do eventually end up redeeming their points for prizes and even winning the raffle, but it seems like you’re going to have to commit yourself fully to this task to be able to see some sort of return for your efforts.

Thankfully, there’s a referral program in place at HitPredictor, especially since it takes quite a while to rack up enough points to redeem them for the prizes you like. Each referral you make who ends up rating five songs and above can earn you 25 points right away, provided they do it within a month of signing up. So at least for me, this is the best way to earn some passive income from this site.

The verdict?

If you truly are a music lover and don’t mind NOT getting paid in cash to “influence” the way new music is digested by the general public, then I don’t see why you can’t give HitPredictor a try. Oh, you also will have to wait for quite some time in order to redeem your points for the prizes they offer or even get a chance to enter the raffle.

It’s just too bad because I actually like the entire premise of the site, which is fresh and creative, compared to other GPT sites. I guess what I’m saying is, you really, really, REALLY have to love music to give this one a go without giving rewards and earning something a second thought.

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Your turn!

Do you love music enough to want to become an influencer of the music industry in your own way? Given my personal take on HitPredictor, is it something you’re willing to try, or give a pass? Share your thoughts below!

Link: http://www.hitpredictor.com


Fred W

Jun 14, 2018
Right off the bat, I want to say that I prefer getting paid in cash over gift cards, e-vouchers, or any other form of “rewards” because, well, money is money. But since I also love music and want to try my hand at “influencing” the music industry in my own little way, I thought of giving this music pre-testing platform a spin. At least it’s the kind of paid survey I thought I would enjoy doing. Yes, even with your sort-of-discouraging HitPredictor review! So without further ado:

My experience with HitPredictor so far:

About a month and a half in and I’ve won a $5 Amazon gift card. All because I seem to have been in the right place at the right time? At any rate, there’s this email I got from them claiming if I hustle and become one of the first 50 users to rate a couple of songs (I think it was around 10), that I would receive an Amazon gift card. So I did just that, and lo and behold - I did get it!

On top of it, I was instantly eligible for a raffle that gives away a $25 Amazon gift card, which was a sweet gesture but I didn’t win it, anyway.

How often I was paid:


After that initial high of easily earning a $5 GC, I thought my luck would hold so I tried to earn more credits for even more GCs (again, I want to reiterate that I’m not a fan of gift cards but I would rather get them than some dinky music products). After answering a couple more polls and providing feedback, I tried redeeming my points at the prize shop, only to find that GCs were no longer available. I dunno for what reason, but at that moment I felt that it’s become a complete waste of my time.

My verdict

Since I mostly tried HitPredictor on a lark, I wasn’t too invested in it and felt it was fine to just give it up. I have better survey sites to earn from, anyway!
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Reactions: Holden


Sep 28, 2018
Long story short : I love hitpredictor.

When you do as many surveys as me it's nice do switch it up. So unlike many of the other GPT sites out there Hitpredictor pays you to listen to music. Yeah thats right. You get paid to do something you would do anyways. They're basically doing market research for labels and try to determine the next hit. I don't mind helping them with that at all and usually I find some songs that I end up liking a lot as well. It's even more amazing when you hear it on the radio a couple weeks later and you think wow it might play because I was among those who gave it a great rating.

If you like music ( who doesnt!? ) then I would def try them.

The cool thing is you can easily make that first $5 bucks. Took me about 10 songs to reach it and I cashed out out with the amazon gift card right away.

Note: you won't earn the most money with this site but its def a pleasant task.


Nov 11, 2018
No doubt, this is the best website/app for music lovers to earn Amazon gift cards!

I started playing music about 14 years ago and started to be part of the band in 2008 (I was 12 years old). I've been in different bands through the years, and I've played various roles such as lead guitarist, rhythm, bassist, and drummer but my forte is guitar.

Obviously, I'm a music lover, and I really love discovering or listening to new songs regardless of genre. I have found out about HitPredictor in one of the Facebook groups.

I didn't hesitate to try this app because of the idea of me getting paid just by doing something I love. I've been using this for years now and earned almost $100 total amount of Amazon gift cards.

I am a big fan of this platform, and I'll never get tired of using this. 100% legit.


Rookie Wordsmith
May 16, 2018
Glad you guys are having a great time on the site! I tried signing up after reading your comments, and got the following message:

"Looks like you've rated everything!
We add new songs and artists all the time,
so check back soon..."

Guess this is sort of like answering surveys - it's subject to availability, and whether any available songs fit my profile. :/
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Nov 13, 2018
Glad you guys are having a great time on the site! I tried signing up after reading your comments, and got the following message:

"Looks like you've rated everything!
We add new songs and artists all the time,
so check back soon..."

Guess this is sort of like answering surveys - it's subject to availability, and whether any available songs fit my profile. :/
Happened to me a few times as well but then I just move on and do some tasks on the other sites.

Here is my input to HitPredictor : I love them! I listen to music while I work anyways so might as well make some money. They have a decent selection of songs and most are actually quite pleasant to listen to. If I can help them find the next big hit and get paid why not :) Its also a good alternative to filling out surveys all the time ( my main side money source). I actually find a lot of songs I ended up liking and then its kinda cool when you hear them on the radio later. All in all a great experience and a nice way to make some extra money if you ask me. If you like music and want to earn some cash without much effort then sign up at hitpredictor.com today .Thank me later :)

Burt Maklin

Sep 24, 2018
can anyone tell me what sorta music you guys listened to? I tried it... or I tried to try it, but like Holden I didn't get anything to listen to. Really curious about HitPredictor!!!!!!!!