Get Paid to Listen to Music With Slice the Pie

Something I’ve been doing a little of the last few days is Slice the Pie — a site that will actually let you get paid to listen to music! Before you read any further, you should know that doing this is definitely just an extra money thing, BUT it’s a really fun one and the extra money you can earn will likely amount to much more than the small change you get here and there from things like YouData or Instant Cash Sweepstakes. The extra money you earn from your participation in Slice the Pie could actually add up pretty quickly.

About Slice the Pie

Slice the Pie allows music artists to submit their stuff so that you, the listener, can give them valuable feedback on it. For the most part, you’ll be listening to stuff by newer musicians who haven’t really made it yet. You are called a “scout” and you get to listen to tracks, rate them, and write reviews. Artists that get rated the highest get to be a part of Slice the Pie’s showcase, and you are given the option of supporting them. In return for your support, you can get free music and merchandise from these artists. I haven’t actually gotten into this part of the site yet to understand fully what it’s all about since I’m a fairly new user.

How You Earn Money With Slice the Pie

As stated above, you get paid for rating and reviewing tracks by new artists. You have to listen to at least 90 seconds of a song before you can leave your review. The longer and more detailed your review, the more you can earn. Also, they want reviews written in good English. The exact amount of pay you can receive varies depending on a few different factors, including your rank and experience. You get a base payment for each review you leave and that goes up with your rank. You also get a bonus payment in addition to your base pay. The better, more detailed your review is, the more your bonus payment will be. You have to give each song a number rating (1-10) and of course the written review. You can now also go up in level, and your level goes up as you gain experience. I just now reviewed a rated a song on the site to see how how much I would get. I’m not a regular user so my base pay is just .02 cents, but I left a good, detailed review and received a .04 cent bonus payment on top of my base pay, so I got .06 cents total for reviewing and rating a song that I only had to listen to 90 seconds of.

Energy Levels

As of November 2011, Slice the Pie made some changes to the way they do things. One of these changes is energy levels. You now have an energy bar when you rate songs, and it goes down a little with every review you write. Once your energy level is all the way down to the bottom, you cannot rate anymore songs. The energy bar builds up every three minutes. I’m guessing the point of this is so that people can’t just go through, quickly rating songs with nothing more than just a “Good song” in the comments and then move right along. Hopefully this feature helps to encourage people not to game the system and actually leave thoughtful, useful feedback.

How to Get Paid With Slice the Pie

Once you have earned $10, you can request your earnings via Paypal. I haven’t gotten enough yet to request a payout, so I’m not sure how long it will take them to pay. However, their website states that it could take up to five days for your payment to process. I will update you on how long it took me to get paid once I do! If you would prefer, you can instead use your earnings to support the artists you like. You will also occasionally receive vouchers that may be used to support artists.

Is there a limit on how much you can earn?

Not really. You can review as many songs as you like. However, this really is just an extra money gig as stated above. I wouldn’t depend on it to pay my bills.

Who can sign up for Slice the Pie?

People who are 13 and up can use Slice the Pie to earn money. The company is based out of the United Kingdom, but anyone from anywhere in the world is eligible to create an account. However, it is necessary to have a Paypal account to get paid because this is the only payment method offered.

What I Think So Far

I think Slice the Pie is really fun, interesting way to earn some extra money and help new artists get some much needed feedback and publicity. People really enjoy it and are surprised by how quickly the small change adds up here. I’ve read a few reports online of people who have been able to get around $200 per month for doing this, although I’m not sure that’s typical and I don’t know how much time would have to be put in in order to earn that much. I’m excited to participate more and I can honestly say I’ve already come across some new music that I really like.

My Slice the Pie Payment Proof (update 8/28/12)

slice the pie payment

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  1. Tikeya says

    As a music lover and person who spends a lot of time in front of the laptop, I love the fact that Slicethepie exists! I’m only at $1.51, so I have a long way to go until I reach the minimum for payout. But I think I’ll be able to accomplish it within the next week and a half. The website was recently having technical issues, but everything is back to normal now.

    • says

      You can withdraw $26, it just has to be even dollar amounts. So like for example if you had $26.50, you would have to just leave the extra .50 cents in there.

  2. julie says

    I just started this very new to me how do you do a review I rated and it wont go through please help me

    • says

      There should be a text box where you can write your review out after you give a number rating. After you type that, you should be able to submit it.

  3. khan says

    How you guys making money with STP, as I signed up and get a message
    We don’t have any suitable tracks for you to review, please try again later

  4. maggie says

    You need to be careful,do not repeat yourself with the comments,use different words and make every single one unique.
    I agree that website will cheat you as soon as you make money.
    They locked my account and i never get back to my account.When i send an email to them they explain something really stupid.
    I don’t recommend the site to make money AT ALL!!!!

  5. Sheri-Lynn Yamaguchi says

    I have been locked out of my STP account more than once and in each case I hadn’t done anything wrong. I hope they can keep unlocking it.

  6. wildwildwebster says

    DO NOT USE SLICE THE PIE. It will take you hours on end to complete your reviews and that would be no problem as long as there was a guarantee for your payment. I have spent long honest hours on my reviews and finally in the end they send me a private e-mail telling me that I will not be receiving my payment. They say my english is not good enough. I am American, and english is my first language. This website can and will cheat you as soon as you make enough money. DO NOT USE SLICE THE PIE.

  7. says

    I joined STP about a month ago, and have already made about $140 using it. I would recommend this site to anyone who wants easy extra cash. I’m on Platinum level, and make anywhere from .13-.17 cents per review. You have to be careful with this site, because they are quick to lock your account! (I’ve had mine locked twice, but they reopened it within a couple of days) You really have to obide by the terms&conditions, and write original, honest reviews (i.e. if you absolutely hate a song, give it a 0 rating, and say you hate it because..etc) You actually get paid MORE..(why I made $140 in a months time). This website is not for slow typers or uncreative WILL get bored. Good luck!

  8. says

    The pay at is a joke. I have no idea where their revenue stream comes from, or what they use this data for, but I feel like I’m shilling for a major label with every track. Ten cents (at best) per track, for more than 150, very detailed words, is an insult.

  9. HessTheThird says

    This site is great! I just started last night and reviewing music is so fun. You get to give helpful critics that help a rising star and you get paid for it. I love it. Everyone should give it a try. Thanks for posting about this !

    Give it a shot, you will have a blast

  10. Eli says

    At first I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth the time, being that to some extent you do have to be creative while reviewing a song from an honest standpoint. But after a few reviews it not only became easier to comment, but it also help me to actually realize what is it that makes a song ‘good’ for me. You definitely expand your music vocabulary and widen out your taste in music. Over all, it can be a fun and productive way to spend some free time.

    Check it out:

  11. Kat says

    First just let me say, thank you so much for this blog. It’s so helpful, and I really appreciate you taking the time to put it together.

    I found Slice the Pie through your site. You won’t make a ton of money, but it can be a fun way to make a little bit of extra. I actually got an offer shortly after I started to rate some fashion selections as well, and that made extra money too. I’ve cashed out once already, and they paid me very quickly. While occasionally, I’ll run into a song I have a hard time reviewing, or have a hard time making any positive comments on, I’d recommend it to other people. It’s a pretty fun way to make a little bit of extra money here and there!

    Thanks again!

  12. Heather says

    @ Alyssa, I concur with your advice. It is not the length of the response but the quality of the content. In fact, if anyone has taken an introductory to music class, then they could utilize the precise terminology in descriptive terms. Plus, the rating should match the review. In other words, do not rate a song a “9” and then talk about how it is okay or average sounding. In addition, it is a great idea to use powerful critique because that is why the song is posted there in the first place. If they were all great songs, they would already be on the radio/music charts.

    I am going to log-in to the Slice the Pie site when I can, as I, too, am struggling through a period of unemployment. I will be happy when I achieve a regular occupational scenario! Until then, I love checking in with Real Ways to Earn Money Online because the tips have been priceless (helpful). All my extra compensation has occurred from such tips and insight. I appreciate being able to dodge the scams and fraudulent offers that pop-up elsewhere. Thanks to Anna Thurman!! Cheers!

    Lastly, whenever I have anything insightful to help others, I am sure to post it. It is all about helping each other.

    • says

      Thank you, Heather! I appreciate it.

      Slice the Pie is still one of my favorite side earners. I have never had any complaints there, and they pay reliably.

  13. Alyssa Pack says

    I am newer to slice the pie but I am currently unemployed so I have lots of time to dedicate to the site. I average around $20 a day spending 3 hours working on tasks on and off. I make between $80-$160 per week. Honestly, the trick isn’t in how much you write it is the quality of the reviews you submit. I write 4 sentences for each review and get between $0.15 to $0.25 per review. I am loving this site and I make just as much at it as I would at a part time job. Honest work for honestly hard working people.

  14. RH says

    I am doing very well with this site. I have made over 50 dollars in 2 months and only spent a few concentrated days doing the work. It is best to do this when you can be focused. Do not write too much nor too little. Watch TV or something else while you do it so that you do not become bored. If you are a fast typist you can do very well.

    My average is 3 paragraphs of 2 sentences each. I am making about 11 cents per review. It is important to use very clear and precise language and to address why the music is poor or good and its commercial viability. They are always asking for one to rate the elements of the music. They want you to name the genre and its crossover genres and how the music will appeal to which group. Do not give away easy ratings. Hammer hard against music that uses profanity and is not good for the airwaves. Those reviews where I have mentioned this and rated the music a 0, 1, or 2 have paid me the most.

    I am retired, so I do have time. If I spent about 4 hours per day on this I think I could easily make about 10 dollars on 80 plus reviews per day. The point is that I do this as a relaxation. It is a secondary thing I do while reading emails. I listen to the entire song usually and log in after the second minute to write my quick 3 paragraphs. I find this easy and the PayPal on it credits very fast. Completely Legit Site. Love it.

  15. Raphael Heard says

    Thank you for listing this website I already cash out after two days on Monday and received it on Tuesday.

  16. Katie says

    I just joined the site about 30 mins ago and have already made my first 1.00. It appears you can skip songs if you hit scout – but I did find out a few of them will find their way back to you. I was making .17 cents for each song review I did. After about 10 songs my rate went down to 5-7 cents per song. I’m not sure why because my reviews have gotten longer – and more detailed after following the hints they give you. It seems like even if you give the song an overall high review the system will popup and say the review doesn’t match the rating and it will allow you to change it. Also I have noticed there are songs playing from a genre I didn’t select. So I do think there are a few kinks in the system, but nothing that would make me quit doing this all together especially since I already listen to music 99% of the time I’m in front of my computer. Why not get paid for it too right? Also the energy bar isn’t an issue for me, by the time I listen to one song, write a review and click for the next song, my energy is back up to 10. Also my first review was shorter that what they wanted, and there was a little pop up window telling me to add more to it. I’m not sure what the minimum word amount is -but it is easy to add to it if need be. They will also let you know if your punctuation is horrible. I tried to test to see if It would tell me and it threw a warning about taking a breather to review my punctuation. At least the site has a bit of a humor.

    Anna I found your website / blog a couple of days ago from WAHM and have been scouring over it with a fine tooth comb getting ready to start gathering some eggs. What an awesome site – I wish I would have found it a few years ago. Thank you for posting all of the reviews and helping all of us get a better feel for companies and what the jobs entail!

    • says

      Thanks for the compliments, Katie! So glad you are enjoying Slice the Pie. Some of the songs do pay more and then some pay a lot less. There is a reason behind that but I can’t recall what it is right now. I love Slice the Pie, they pay very promptly :)

  17. Jenine says

    You know, I did some work for Slice the Pie since last February. I haven’t had much trouble getting payment from them until now. They sent me an email saying my reviews didn’t match my ratings so they’re withholding my paypal earnings. :( It’s about time I give up.

  18. Scott A says

    Songs are back, but now only 5 or 6 cents per review. Is this site sort of a bait and switch? They lure you in with good rates, then drop them? I’m at level 27, so decent level.

    • says

      I think it depends on whether or not the song is by an anonymous artist. You’ll notice that some say “Anonymous” and those tend to pay more. But when the artist is listed, it pays less.

  19. Scott A says

    Just signed up today, got to almost $9 and they said there weren’t any more songs for me to rate even though my rating is at 64% which seems pretty good, 2/3 of way to gold. Hopefully there will be more soon.

  20. says

    There is a lot of new music on here…BUT once I got higher up in rank- I have had many many VERY popular songs come on as well. So it is a good mix of both. I make around 20 cents per song, I try to make sure I write 3-4 sentences to get the most out of it. I have made $15 so far in maybe 4 nights, I am waiting til I make more to cash out, but you can do so at $10 which doesn’t take very long at all!

  21. Katz says

    The best way to earn more money from slice the pie is to write longer review. I make about two to the dollars a day by writing longer reviews. You must notice the bar below after you write each review and try to notice how much you make if you write longer reviews.

  22. says

    I’m a little late to the party here (hardy har har), but I just now actually started on SliceThePie, though I’ve been a member for a bit. It’s pretty darn fun! I started off making 4-7 cents each and after doing 5 songs, I was suddenly making 16-18 cents! It didn’t take me long at all to make my first dollar. This is easy and it’s fun, though it wouldn’t be a big earner. I think it’s kind of cool how it can tell the tone of your review and compare it to your rating. It also seems to know what topics you’ve covered in the review.

    Apparently, it has a new setup and you can’t change your genre preferences once you’ve picked them. So, be warned!

  23. Jean says

    I just started the other day. This is a fun little gig. My 3 yr old daughter likes it too since she likes to dance. She keeps telling me more music.

  24. nyx says

    i am from the philippines and i tried to access slice the pie through the link you provided but it gives me an error message. maybe they are not accepting members beyond the US after all.

      • nyx says

        i tried the link you provided in your reply but it still wasn’t working. here’s the error message appearing every time i try to access the site.

        403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.
        You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

        It would be great if I can register. I love music and earning extra cash while doing what you love is a huge plus.

        Hope you can help. Thanks!

        • says

          Nyx, I am still able to access the link without any problems. If I were you, I would email Slice the Pie and let them know what error message you are getting. Their email address is Just let them know you are getting a 403 error when you attempt to access their page and let them know you are in the Philippines and would like to participate. I’m so sorry you are having problems!

  25. Winston says

    I think this site is amazing. I just joined, it’s very easy, listening to music is fun for everybody, and when your done just type in a few thoughtful sentences and you make almost .25 cents….it adds up.


  26. Katie says

    I think I signed up there a really long time ago and never gave it much thought after that.
    I do many many things where the pay is low and it takes a while to build up so I think at the time I was looking for something where I could earn more money but I think I will come back to this when I am taking a break from studying.
    It never hurts to earn a little bit of money by doing something you already do everyday :)

  27. Sabrina says

    Before reading your post, I had never heard of SlicethePie. I signed up yesterday and I’ve already made $7. It can get tiring listening to song after song, but it is indeed an easy way to make extra cash. Thanks for the tip.

  28. Holly says

    When I started, the payout rate was much lower, but I started again with the promotion and made $10 in one night. What I do is I alt tab during my regular email/facebook/fun browsing when I am not working (so I’m not wasting time I could work.) tab back to it after a few seconds, rate and skip to the next song. My goal is $8 a night and that is my fun spending money. 😉 I definitely will not do this anymore once the promo ends, though. It’s great that they add special funds you can only use to fund indie artists.

    • Holly says

      By the way, I asked for a withdrawal of my funds twice, 2 days ago and then yesterday and I got both deposited into my Paypal this morning! It’s really fast.

        • says

          That’s really strange, Mercedes. I have cashed out multiple times and always received it. In fact, they paid me on Tuesday of this week. If I were you, I would keep trying to contact them. I think they have a forum. Did you post there about not receiving your payment?

  29. Katrena says

    I just join yesterday, and I am already at $8 bucks. I hope it does the earning does not go back down to the 0.2cents. I thinks too low of a payment. But it is fun and easy! I love this site about making money online!!!

  30. Carla Easley says

    I haven’t tried Slice The Pie yet but it seems like a really fun way to make money. I love listening to music anyway, so I’ll more than likely give this a try :)

  31. says

    I’ve been using Slice the Pie for a while now…when I started payout was only $5 but as you already said in this post, it’s $10 now, and I hate that…but right now they actually have a promotion going on (they didn’t say how long it will last) but they’ll give you $0.15 for every song you rate, no matter what your scout rating is. So I got on there and rated songs until I made about $13 but then I was sick and tired of listening to the songs they have on there right now (most of them suck lol)…so I went ahead and requested payout.

  32. says

    I like slice the pie a lot! It gets hard coming up with new and original things to say in the reviews so I don’t do it a whole lot. But I have been trying to make it a goal to do a dollar a day. Nice way to break up TQA

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