How to Get Paid to Listen to Music (7 Legit Options)

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Music is an integral part of our life. Even if you are not a music lover, you likely listen to it regularly.

But did you know you can earn a bit of cash simply by listening to music?

There are actually sites that will pay you for listening to music. The question is, which sites should you join? This article will not only show you how to get paid to listen to music but it will also show you a few good sites and apps you can join.

I’ll summarize what each site has to offer so you can just pick which ones are the best fit for you. All the sites I will be including in this list are legit and free to join. So, you can just sign up and start earning right away.

Can you really earn by listening to music?

There are tons of sites that will allow you to earn in many different ways. So, earning by listening to music doesn’t really sound far-fetched.

So it definitely is a real way to earn as long as you join the legit sites – you just need to do it with the right expectations (below I will make it clear what you can expect to earn).

Sites that offer this kind of earning opportunity are called Get-Paid-To (GPT) sites.

They are able to afford paying you for listening to music because there are companies and individuals that want to, for example, perform market research, test the waters for new music, and promote music artists. So, these companies/individuals hire these sites to help them out.

That’s how the earning process works for these kinds of sites. So, all you have to do to earn is basically listen to the songs these sites will send your way.

And a great thing about this is that, in many cases, you will also be able to do it from your mobile device. So, that means you will practically be able to earn anytime and anywhere.

How much can you earn?

The one caveat about this kind of opportunity is, you typically won’t earn a lot from it. Considering it doesn’t really take a lot of effort to earn from this site, I would say it’s only fair you don’t earn a lot from it.

This is really how online rewards sites work. If it doesn’t take a lot of effort to do, it typically doesn’t pay a lot.

Now, if you want to maximize your earnings by listening to music, I would suggest you join around 5 to 7 sites so you can get access to more opportunities.

The real value these sites offer is, they provide a way for you to earn some cash and have fun at the same time. If you are a music lover, you get introduced to lots of new artists you might find interesting.

But if you are simply looking for ways to earn extra cash, there are better options out there. I would recommend you check out the top survey and GPT sites in your country instead.

7 sites that pay you to listen to music

There aren’t a lot of legit sites that offer this kind of opportunity, but I’ve managed to find a few options. I’m not going to say that these are excellent sites but they are decent enough to be considered – and most importantly they are all legit.

I will keep updating this list if I find new sites, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back from time to time for new opportunities.

#1 – Current App

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Available in: Worldwide
Payout methods:
 PayPal, merchandise
Payout threshold:  $1
More information: Read full Current app review

Short summary:
Current is a mobile GPT app that offers multiple ways for you to earn rewards. Aside from listening to music, you will be able to earn by answering surveys, completing short tasks, watching videos, and inviting other people to use the app.

It is available worldwide and it has a low payout threshold of $1. You can get paid via PayPal once you reach the threshold. Or you can wait a bit longer and redeem products like fitness watches, earphones, projectors, and even drones.

Join Current App

#2 – Slicethepie

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Available in: Mostly English-speaking countries
Payout threshold: $10
Reward options: PayPal
More info: Read full Slicethepie review

Short summary:
Slicethepie is a website that will allow you to earn by rating new music as well as fashion items like clothing and accessories. You will need to listen to the tracks they provide and give an honest review about them. The same process applies if you are reviewing fashion items like clothing and accessories.

Once you’ve earned $10, you can then withdraw your earnings via PayPal. A good thing about Slicethepie is, it also has an app you can use so you can keep earning even when you are not in front of a computer.

Join Slicethepie

#3 – HitPredictor

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Available in: Worldwide
Payout threshold: N/A
Reward options: Amazon gift cards (but only as a raffle prize)
More info: Read full HitPredictor review

Short summary:
If you are mostly looking to listen to new music, HitPredictor is a good site. It is available globally, so you can register as a member regardless of where you live.

You don’t have to reach a payout threshold to withdraw your rewards because you can’t actually withdraw the rewards you’ve earned. The only way to earn from this site is if you win one of their prize draws.

You see, when you listen to songs that have never been released and rate them, you will earn points that you can use to buy raffle tickets. You can use these tickets to join either their weekly or monthly prize draws. It’s not a great reward system, but at the very least, you get something for spending a bit of time on the site.

Join HitPredictor

#4 – AAMusic

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Available in: More or less worldwide
Payout threshold: $5 for PayPal and Amazon gift cards, $2 for Bitcoin
Reward options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards, Bitcoin
More info: Read full AAMusic review

Short summary:
AAMusic is a mobile app that will allow you to listen to different streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, etc. and earn money at the same time. All you have to do is pick a streaming platform to listen to and choose which playlist you want to play.

You will earn points for every minute you listen to their playlists and then you can convert the points you’ve earned into cash, cryptocurrency, or a gift card.

If you want to receive cash, you can withdraw it via PayPal once you’ve earned $5. If you prefer an Amazon gift, you also need to earn at least $5. But if you want to withdraw your earnings a bit quicker, you can convert it to Bitcoin since you will only need to earn $2.

Join AAMusic

#5 – Music Xray

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Available in: Worldwide
Payout threshold: $20
Reward options: PayPal
More info: Read full Music Xray review

Short summary:
A recent big update has disabled Music Xray’s Fan Digest feature which is what allows you to earn by listening to music. So, technically speaking, you won’t be able to earn from it by listening to music. But I decided to still include it in this list because it still does offer music-related earning opportunities.

If you are an independent music artist or band, you can submit your original songs to industry experts and have them listen to it. If they like what they hear, they might offer you something in return. Other members can also leave tips if they like your music.

Once you’ve earned at least $20, you can then withdraw via PayPal. It is available globally, so you will be able to sign-up regardless of where you live.

Join Music XRay

#6 – Playlist Push

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Available in: US
Payout threshold: $20
Reward options: Transferwise
More info: Full review coming soon

Short summary:
Playlist Push is a unique website that caters to music artists and music curators. To earn from Playlist Push, you have to become one of their curators and you will be asked to review songs.

They will then pay you a certain amount for reviewing the songs. Once you’ve earned at least $20, you will be able to request a payout. They used to offer payment via PayPal but have since switched to Transferwise. So, you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings directly into your bank account.

Playlist Push is only available in the US.

Join Playlist Push

#7 – WeLocalize

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Available in: Depends on the job
Payout threshold: N/A
Reward options: Depends on the job
More info: Full review coming soon

Short summary:
WeLocalize is a company that specializes in digital transformation through various services. And one of those services is transcribing the lyrics of songs. So yes, you will technically be able to earn by listening to music. You just have to write down the lyrics too.

Everything will be project-based and you will have to apply for a position to start earning. There are other music-related positions being offered as well. The key thing to take note of when it comes to this site is, the jobs offered will be location-based. For example, if you want to become a Music Lyrics Transcriber, you have to be based in the US to qualify.

As for how they pay, it will totally depend on the position you applied for. All the details will be provided once you get accepted for the position.

Join WeLocalize

So, that is the list of sites you can join if you want to get paid to listen to music. All the sites listed above are legit and free to join. So, all you really need to invest is a bit of your time and some effort.
And as mentioned earlier, if you want to maximize your earnings, you can join around 5 to 7 sites to gain access to more opportunities.

If you have any comments, questions, or know of sites that will allow you to get paid to listen to music that is not on the list, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

8 thoughts on “How to Get Paid to Listen to Music (7 Legit Options)”

    • If you are starting from scratch and do not already have a business built up, then that is very unlikely to happen. Making that kind of money online take time to built up. And be careful of anyone claiming they have a magical solution to make this kind of money overnight as they will likely end up scamming you and you will lose money instead.

  1. Not related to this post, but in your opinion are there any Data Entry type websites that are legit? I’m not talking about freelance sites like fivr, upwork ens.


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