Yes, there are companies that pay to listen to music.
According to Nielsen’s data, we spend 32 hours a week listening to music.
How would it be if we use this time to earn some extra cash?
But how do these companies make money and how does it work out?
Simple – You will be listening to music and rating songs and music tracks and companies will get your feedback and give it back to the artists.
After signing up, you need to listen to certain minutes you earn points and after accumulating enough points, you will be allowed to cash out either through bank transfer or PayPal or in cryptocurrencies or through amazon gift cards.
1. Music Ray
Music Ray is one of the leading and best platforms for singers and songwriters. If you are just starting or an upcoming artist, MusicXray gives you a platform to showcase your talent and build your audience.
As a fan, you can earn money by listening to music and rating it.
You should at least listen 30 seconds in a song to get qualified to earn money. You will earn 10 cents per song.
Once your earnings reach $20 you can cash out using PayPal.
Slicethepie focuses on both music and fashion. lets you earn by listening to music and reviewing fashion.
To get qualified, you need to listen for at least 60 seconds. You can earn 2 to 20 cents per song. After listening, you need to answer few questions about what you liked and disliked about the track.
You can cash out via PayPal if your earnings reach $10.
Hitpredictor is similar to focus groups and paid surveys, where companies pay you for your review and feedback.
Artists submit their songs for review and you can listen to their tracks and rate them with feedback.
Listening to your feedback artists will then decide whether to release the album or rework their tracks based on your feedback.
You will get 3 points for every song you rate. 3 points are equal to $1.
You can redeem points to get free gift cards. There is also a daily contest for people who submit good quality reviews.
Current Rewards is a lock screen app and it pays you to listen to any one of over 100,000 stations on your phone’s lock screen.
It is easy to get started with Current Rewards, just install the app on the phone and swipe to the lock screen to listen to the songs.
You could earn cash and gift cards with Current Rewards.
Earnably is similar to Swagbucks. Apart from songs you can also earn by viewing videos and filling out surveys.
The pay rate differs for each track and you can withdraw if you reach 221 points which are $10.
You can withdraw your money using Paypal, Bitcoin, or Amazon Gift Cards.
RadioLoylty is available on both Android and Ios phones. It is an internet radio where you can listen to 1000’s of radio stations around the world.
With radio loyalty, you are not earning by listening to songs, but to the ads, you hear during the breaks.
For every 10 minute break, you will earn 10 points. You can redeem your points as gift cards.
This is one of the simplest methods to earn. All you have to do is sign up and start to click on radio links.
If you have a blog or website you can earn even more.
Just install the code on your website and you can earn when your visitors listen to radio songs.
For every 15 minutes, you will certain points that can be converted to cash and you can redeem it through Bank Wire Transfer or Gift Cards or through Bitcoin.
8. Fusion Cash
Fusion Cash is similar to unique rewards, where you can earn points by doing various tasks.
It also pays you to listen to radio songs. You can redeem your cash once your account reaches $25.
You can withdraw using Direct Cash Deposit or through PayPal.
According to research.fm “There’s no crystal ball for radio stations, so they need your input on what music, morning shows, and DJs you actually want to hear. Your opinions are so important that they are willing to pay you for them!”
They will collect your feedback and decide what kind of songs to play during their programming.
Have unused call minutes in your phone plan. You can now turn that into money.
According to the company“Cash4Minutes is a supreme service that allows you to earn cash with your monthly unused phone minutes simply by listening to internet radio broadcasts.”
After signing up fill out your profile. You will receive an email and you can listen to the available radio station.
Cash4minutes pays $0.08 for a minute and you can withdraw using PayPal, bitcoin, and amazon gift cards.
Welocalize is a transcription service. You need to listen to the music and type out the lyrics.
You will be paid $4 for every song.
If you love creating a playlist, this one is for you.
PlaylistPush helps artists and music creators to get their music in front of potential fans by allowing them (playlist curators) to monetize their playlist.
You can choose songs to add to your playlist and monetize using Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer.
Is it worth it? Well if you are a music fan you can use these apps and websites to earn some extra bucks. This many earn money enough money to replace your current job but will give that extra cash to spend on your weekends and to buy gifts.