You probably think it’s not real. But surprisingly, you can actually make money listening to music.
In my research trying to find ways you could actually be paid for listening to songs, I have found 2 sites that will pay you to do just that. These sites basically pay you for listening and reviewing songs for different bands.
MusicXRay.com offers music from all music genres. So, no matter your music taste, you will find songs you enjoy. When you sign up, you select which types of music you are interested in listening to and reviewing. You can rate from classical music, to country, to rap music and everything in between..
With MusicXRay you can potentially earn up to $1 for every song you rate. They actually have an earnings tier. Meaning, when you first start, you get paid $0.05 cents per song, but as you go along and rate more and more songs, your earnings increases for each song you rate until it hits the maximum $1.
You can listen and rate as many songs as you like. Once you have accumulated $20 in your account, you can ask for payment.
Slicethepie is a music reviewing website as well. They direct most of your reviews towards unsigned artists to provide them with some feedback to help them decide on their best song for A&R opportunities and Radio placement.
Slicethepie has had over 10 million reviews submitted, and they claim they have paid more than $1 million to their music reviewers!
Their pay system is based on ranking and how well written your review is. You earn more money by posting well-written lengthy reviews. Basically, the better your reviews are, the more money you earn.
That said, you can expect to earn anywhere from $0.02 to $0.20 per review. Once you have earned at least $10, you will be paid via PayPal.
While professional music reviewers (the ones working for magazines, Radio and TV shows) earn a living listening and rating music, it would be silly to think that you can earn a lot of money reviewing songs on these sites.
That said, I think it’s a great way to earn a little extra money in your spare time. Plus, if you are a music lover (although not required), you would actually enjoy getting paid for listening to music.