Did you know you could make money on the internet just by listening to music? Yes, you heard me right. You can turn the enjoyment of listening to music into a small side hustle. The internet has made it possible to make money by listening to music, sharing your favorite playlists or critiquing music by taking short surveys. Below are 12 free websites that allow you to make a little extra dough on the side.
If you are a curator of music and have a mad playlist, you can get paid up to $12 to critique and listen to music. PlaylistPush will pay you to listen and review songs. To enroll as a curator, you need to own a playlist and have at least 400 followers on Spotify, Deezer or Apple Music. Payouts are weekly on Fridays via PayPal. A pretty nice gig as a side hustle, right?
2. Slice of Pie
Slice of Pie pays participants to share their reviews of music pieces from up and coming artists. The payout is in cash via Pay Pal and it pays twice a week. You have to be able to write great, in-depth reviews with excellent pros and cons. The amount you earn depends on the depth and length of your review. On average 100 words gets you .5 cents. The better the review, the more money you will make.
3. Crosshair Music
Similar in concept to PlaylistPush, Crosshair Music will pay you to critique music. But they have many more perks with an Elite Influencer account. Influencers can earn affiliate revenue when promoting Crosshair Music and perks from artists such as tickets and swag. The payout is also 3x more than regular pay with an Elite Influencer account. Like PlaylistPush, you need a following and dope playlists to be considered an Elite Influencer.
4. Radio Royalty –You Can Listen on the Job!
At Radio Royalty, their tagline is Get Rewarded for Listening! Radio Royalty is a free internet radio. You pick a genre station you want to listen too and earn points by interacting with the onscreen player. It’s simply entering a code about every 30 minutes. You can redeem points for some pretty sweet merchandise. A $25 – $50 Visa gift cards, Ipad, Apple TV, and other great techy gadgets.
5. Fusion Cash
If you like Radio Royalty, you will love Fusion Cash. Fusion Cash uses Radio Royalty to listen to music but instead of paying out with points to redeem gifts, you can get hard cash via PayPal. Cash Fusion also pays for surveys and Pay Per Clicking on advertisers. Simply click on the ad banner to earn money. They pay $1 per email sign up and $2 when you complete the first offer. You must reach the cashout amount of $25 and you actually have to earn $15 on your own, no freebies are counted.
Musicxray is by far the most popular site to make money listening to music. It gets hundreds of submissions daily from musicians who want to make it big. They pay to submit their songs and get matched with music industry professionals. Musicxray uses Fan Match to match your musical preferences with up and coming new artists. Listen to their music and love it or hate it. You will receive .10 cents per song and once you accumulate $20 you will get paid via PayPal.
7. Hit Predictor
Hit Predictor is not a real lucrative way to earn money. When you sign-up, you are asked your demographics and asked to complete polls and surveys for points. You will also be able to listen to new music and rate it. The points are redeemed to be entered in weekly raffles for $20 – $100 Amazon gift cards. As you can see, the prize store does not have much but the site does say its updated regularly and asks participants to check back often. You can earn up to 25 points for referring friends. But Hit Predictor isn’t really a hit to me as a lucrative side hustle.
8. Research FM
Research FM is a website that relies on participants completing surveys after listening to short pieces of music. You will also take polls and claim rewards as Amazon gift cards. Don’t feel like conducting surveys over the web? Take it mobile! You can also call Research FM at 1-877-686-0999 to get invited to participate.
Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what the lyrics really saw? Next, you Google it and now have all the words to the song to sing out loud, correctly. Well, you can get paid transcribing music with WeLocalize. You will get paid $5 per song to transcribe it. Unfortunately, the site will close its transcription services from time to time, so you will have to check back often to see when it opened back up.
10. Unique Rewards
Unique Rewards site is a survey based website that pays participants to complete surveys, watch videos, and listen to internet radio. Listen to Internet Radion and u enter the site’s CAPTCHA. In the USA, you’ll be rewarded 3 cents per CAPTCHA fill; in Canada and the UK, the payment is 1 cent. Payout occurs once you reach a threshold of $20.
Choon is a blockchain cryptocurrency that uses digital payments ecosystem powered by the Ethereum to pay artists and listeners. When you play a song on Choon, your money goes directly to the artist or band via a cryptocurrency called Notes (NOTES.) Listeners are also paid in cryptocurrency to listen to music. Listening to music on Choon is free until May 2019! If you are a playlist curator, you will get a percentage of NOTES of the songs on your lists.
If you are a serious curator of music and have custom playlists for coffee bars, unique restaurants, and elevators then Atmosphere is for you. The Amsterdam-based startup kollekt.fm launched Atmosphere, a new service that aims to connect creators of playlists to brands – and have brands pay the curator a monthly fee for using the playlist.