“ Category: Music „
I signed up for this website this week after reading a review on here. I didn't realise there was a referral scheme on the site otherwise I would have helped out a fellow dooyooer. Sorry!
It is an easy site to use, even just with an iphone which is nice. I often find that you need to use your pc to set up some accounts and can only use the iphone once you are up and running, but I did the whole lot on this one with my iphone.
Basically you get money for reviewing music. Not a massive amount, but some.
When you sign up you tick boxes to show the sort of music you are in to and i think the site uses this information to select the music it sends you. Do not worry about running out of music to review if you only select a few and therefore ticking the lot! - I only selected about 4 genres and I am still getting plenty of tracks to review, plus you don't want to get sent loads of stuff that straight away you hate - that doesn't benefit anyone!!
SO then you play tracks and write a review on what you thought of it. You have to listen for at least 90 seconds and then you leave a rating out of 10. TO be honest, I always listen to the full track just to be fair to the artist.
There is no minimum words etc but there is clearly some sort of checking programme running in the background because from time to time a message pops up offering some guidance with your reviews.
There is a scheme to calculate how much you get paid but I haven't figured out how this work. My understanding is that there is a base pay depending on whether you are gold, silver or bronze (based on the detail of your reviews) and then this must be multiplied by some sort of factors to work out your bonus.
As a guide, I am silver (it only took me about 10 reviews to get to that from bronze so it isn't difficult), I listen to the full track and then I write about 5 or 6 lines and I am getting between 11-18 cents. Oh yeah, this site is in US Dollars for some reason.
You're not going to get rich doing this but it is fun listening to the tracks, and I do it during those times when I'm just standing around, so when I'm in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil I can do a couple, on the train on the way home from work and the other day when I was early for a meeting and had 5 minutes. The bonuses are credited straight to your account which is nice.
Withdrawal is apparently by paypal and available when you hit USD 10 (just over £6ish) which is nice and low.
I've had about 5 sessions on this site over the past 3 days, as detailed above, and am at over USD5 so I think it will be achievable to get £6 a week from this site. Which is nice coming up to xmas!
Thanks for reading, and as there is a referral scheme, if you fancy signing up and want to help a fellow dooyooer please give me a PM and I'll refer you (and be your friend for life!)
*** updated 7 November - just requested my first 10.00 cash out!!***
I joined slicethepie.com almost a year ago, and honestly I have never really become gripped with the site. I'm a student and found myself a bit short of money and found a suggestion that this site could be a good way to earn a little bit extra so I signed up.
Upon signing up I went through and selected genres of music that I am interested in. I'm not completely sure the use of this, at first I thought it was so they could tailor the types of music I was reviewing to my tastes but after a while on the site I found I was getting all different types of music so this isn't always the case.
The rewards on this site are very low, I never expected to earn hundreds of pounds from this site but the most I have earnt from one review is 15 cents. Although I am sure someone with musical knowledge who has a lot to say could get higher amounts, although not significantly higher. These low rewards are slightly offset by the low cashing out balance, this being $10. The site does run in American currency, however when you cash out your paypal will convert your money into pounds for you. It is handy to remember that $10 isn't equal to £10 though, I find it is quite easy to forget that whilst on the site and convinces you that you are earning more than you actually are. Currently for $10 you will get around £6.20, although this will vary on the conversion rate and I'm sure paypal offers a worse rate so they can earn some form of commission when converting the money.
Whilst the low amount you are paid is a bit disheartening at times, you can't really complain about being able to earn money whilst being sat on the couch or in bed listening to music. I do find I get bored quite easily on the website but can normally sit for a little while and earn about a dollar without much effort.
I've seen websites that recommend it is a better website if you are on there to review the music, not purely to make extra money. Whilst I do agree with this because you probably will earn a lot more money, I don't think this is a necessity but you may be likely to get bored whilst on it.
I have also seen some reviews on other websites that haven't mentioned some problems with accounts being suspended or people not receiving there money in a timely matter once they have cashed out. I personally have had no problems with it, and I'm sure this is only a few individual cases where this has happened.
To help boost your earnings on the site, they also offer a bonus if you refer your friends. Currently they offer a promotion that for the first 60 days you get a 15% bonus of your friends earnings, and following these 60 days it carries on but at a reduced 10% rate. You can even sign up through facebook to make it easier to invite your friends.
The site will prompt you to write more if they feel you haven't written a lengthy enough review or included enough important components for it. I experienced this a couple of times when I first began, but simply googled how to write a good music review and this gave me some helpful suggestions of things I should be including and I haven't experienced this since.
I would definitely recommend this site to friends. Its a great way to make a little bit of extra money and by recommending friends you can make money without even logging on regularly! A massive win for you.
I would give it four and a half stars, but as I can't I have put four. I think if the amounts paid were slightly higher then it would be worth five stars.
Slicethepie.com is a website which users are able to listen to music of different genres and write reviews on them and the quality, and for each review you earn a small fee. It's no get rich quick scheme, but since I have scaled down my hours at work due to my daughter starting school, it gives me a nice little hobby to do between 9am-3.15pm a few days a week in between watching Jeremy Kyle shout at people and me doing household work lol!
- Using the website -
I actually signed up to this site months ago as I had probably found out about it from moneysavingexpert.com (similarly to this site) but never really had the time to see it through. Signing up is quite easy, just enter details, you need a paypal account as this is the method of payment and you can select the genres of music you prefer, and for music you probably don't like you can use a scale of 1-10 on how much you like/dislike.
The website is actually up and running really quickly and as soon as you sign in the music starts playing and you can begin reviewing immediately. You have to listen to each song for a minimum of 90 seconds before you can submit a a review, and it requires about a paragraph of opinion and after the 90 seconds you can rate it out of 10 and submit.
Giving opinion on the songs can get a bit tiresome, as sometimes they play songs of the same genre over and over so trying to give valid opinion on indie song after indie song can be challenging when they all sound the same! They try to mix it up, sometimes you get a well known song you will hear on the radio like Jay Z or Jessie J and thrown into the mix you get people who are clearly trying to make a career out of music and probably want the public to sample it and give an opinion on whether the song will be popular or not. The songs vary in quality, sometimes they are awful and the person is out of tune or the lyrics are rubbish and sometimes I find the songs are quite good and is a song I would keep on my playlist so it all varies.
- Payments -
Payments for each review vary, the first time I used it I was only earning 5 cents a review, which considering you need $10 to withdraw money to paypal it seemed a never ending process and is mostly the reason I gave up so quickly. However, since I started slicethepie properly on Sunday (4 days ago) I straight away was earning 9 cents a review, and now earn roughly 14-16 cents per review, and as time went so quickly I found in one session I had already earned about $3 quite easily. Each day I would do a session, of about 25 reviews or so, and it only took 3 days to achieve the $10 threshold which I could withdraw. I find that reviews of popular songs, i.e. I've heard Little Nikki, Eminem etc always pay less than for my reviewing opinion of the same length on an unknown song as I guess this is what they value more.
There are bars at the bottom of the page, one is for status so the more you use the website, the base rate for the review amount goes up. I actually don't quite understand it, as bronze is $0.01 and gold is $0.03 and I am currently on silver which is $0.02 so I am sure this reflects in how much I am paid per review, but I don't really know how this reflects in my payments exactly!
There is a second bar, which shows "energy" and ranks up to 10 and once this runs out you have to wait a while before you can submit any more reviews. I assume this is for people who sit on here literally 24 hours straight or something as I have been doing reviews for up to 2 -3 hours or so and it has never gone down past 9 so I don't know what you have to do to use up all your energy!
Payments take up to 5 working days to process and it states payments are usually paid every Tuesday and Thursday. So far I have withdrawn $10 on wednesday and got paid literally on the Friday. My second two withdrawals I literally received the money in my paypal account the very next day so payments are made frequently and you get your money really quick, if you wanted to you could do tons of reviews today and hit the $10 mark and get the £6 tomorrow! Earning the money is quite good, because as soon as you submit your review you are paid there and then and do not have to wait any amount of time for the money to be "redeemable" and so if you are really determined you could just keep on reviewing and probably receive weekly payments as it happens every week.
The only downside is the website is American so its all in US dollars instead of Sterling currency so when you get paid to your paypal it will be converted. I am sure it will only work out to be about £6 but every little helps! I like that it is paypal though, as I plan to use the money I earn on here to buy Christmas presents as paypal can be easily used to purchase a variety of goods from online retailers like Argos and Boots.
- Overall -
In my opinion Slicethepie.com is a really good site, and for someone with loads of spare time and a love of music and reviewing its a good way to make some extra cash. It's not a get rich quick scheme as it does take some work, and writing reviews over and over can feel repetitive and boring but it keeps me entertained through the day and payments are quick. I would definitely recommend it but only give it 4 stars due to a very low payment amount at the start and the fact it only pays in US dollars via paypal but otherwise I have incurred no problems.
As a student, I find myself constantly in need of money! I also find myself sitting in my room a lot of the time on my computer so I always thought earning a bit of money online is a way better use of my time than scrolling through Facebook or watching videos on Youtube! In fact, this is the same reason I joined dooyoo and after the success I found here, I've been looking for other similar ways to earn a few extra pennies. I found a review for Slice the Pie here on dooyoo and thought it sounded great, but didn't actually sign up until I read about it again on a student blog for ways to earn some money while studying.
Slice the Pie is a music reviewing website - you hear a song and write a review of it - it's that simple! You get paid for each review and can withdraw your money once you have earned US$10. It's bit annoying that you can only get paid in $US but it's not a problem - you get the money into your PayPal account in your own currency, but it's harder to keep track of how much you've earned in your own currency.
The process is very simple - you click 'scout' at the top and a song will start playing - you can start typing your review as soon as it's started, but you can't submit your review until you've heard 90 seconds. You also have to give the song a rating out of 10. The song continues after 90 seconds if you need to listen a bit more. As soon as you click submit, it scans your review and tells you how much you have earned for it and you click 'next' to review another song. It is really addictive and I always find myself clicking next way more times than I planned!
You get more money for better reviews and better reviews include technical terms, lengthy detail and discussion of potential for the song to be a hit. I earn about $0.10 - $0.15 which isn't a lot, but considering it's 2 minutes' work from the comfort of your own home, it's not too bad. I have a background in music - I play the piano and bass guitar and I have a GCSE in Music as well as being a huge music fan and reading lots of mysic blogs and magazines so I'm used to reading music reviews and have learnt a lot of the terms that will get you higher payments per review. If you don't know much about music, this might not be the best site for you! However, practice makes perfect and it might be worth giving it a go as you will most likely improve (as I'm sure most of us have here on dooyoo!).
As far as I can tell, the site is used for artists to get feedback on their music. Most of the songs are from unsigned artists, but occasionally there are big names. I assume artists pay the site to get feedback and this is how they can afford to pay people reviewing.
During the sign-up process it asked me for my favourite genres (I selected metal, rock, screamo, emo), but after a bit more reading up on the site, this doesn't actually mean anything! You get a completely random song each time to review - any genre and any artist. This does make it difficult because I know a lot about my chosen genres, but not a lot about rap or country! I still manage to review other genres and get paid fairly decently for it so it's not too bad.
Overall I give it 4/5 - it's a great and simple way to make money, but it won't be for everyone and you can't be genre specific. If you would like a referral link send me a message - it' highly recommended.
I have been using slice the pie to make some extra cash in the last year. You review music that is played to you by the site. You cant choose the genre, you just have to review everything it gives you. Its free to join, you get paid in dollars, up to 10cents per song, though its more likely to be much less than that to start with. If you review clothes items when invited to every few months, you get 20cents per item.
I have heard everything from Muse to Rita Ora but they are all posted anonymously so if you do not know the latest chart artists then just judge on what you hear not what you know about them.
To use just make an account, you will have to link it to your paypal account if you wish to be paid. The scouting page comes up with a music player, after thirty seconds you can then start to write about the track. If you use musical language such as rhythm, melody, structure, etc then you will be paid a higher amount. Its easy to get into a flow and write quite a lot quickly. You then give it a star rating, and click next. You dont need to wait until the end of the track to change song. I usually take about a minute for each song if I have a lot to say. The site seems to like you to be nice and positive about the music, even if you hate it try to find something that is pleasant and constructive about how it could be improved.
Its a great website that now plays a lot more chart stuff to you, when it first got going it was all random weird music. I probably get an extra £5 a month from it for reviewing a couple of hours a month.
It pays to your paypal account once you have requested it and met the minimum $10 to checkout your money.
You can sign up from my referral link if you send me a pm for the link. Enjoy reviewing!
Slice the pie is a site that pays you to review tracks from smaller unknown bands. The concept is a great one and indeed the website design is well laid out and easy to understand. You have energy which determines how many tracks you can rate, one track equals one energy but every few minutes it replenishes so if you listen to a full or most of a track by the time you have finished reviewing your bar will be back to full. When you first sign up it prompts you to give your age, name, email address (please give an email address registered to a paypal address as this is where they pay you, you can not change it easily once done) and what genres of music you like. I choose dance, pop, rock, indie, electronic, I said I did not mind rap or country so much did not want classical. Although it seems your choices are largely irrelevant as I got country quite a lot as well as a few other genres I had rated down a little bit. I also get more rap that I said I wanted still I let you know for completeness of the review!
Depending on the quality of the reviews you submit your "rank" goes up or down which determines you base rate of pay which is then multiplied by some factor dependent on the sites quality algorithms. A newbie starts out bronze with a bass pay rate of 0.1, it's not hard to progress to silver with a base pay rate of 0.2 however gold which is 0.3 and platinum which is 0.5 are very hard to get to. At my base rate of pay I was getting between 8 and 18 cents per 3 minute track. However the algorithm for determine what you get seems weird and inconsistent as similar reviews get varying pay from the top to the bottom of said range I gave. I earned the 10 dollars you need to request pay out and did so.
I then continued to rate tracks until I came to a track where it did not accept submission at first, it just gave no response so I clicked button again and it gave message "you have not let enough time between rates please wait" then I somehow was logged out and when I tried to log back in it said " your account has been blocked for violation of terms of service which are :
1. Slicethepie is about fun, so have fun, kick back and review to your very best ability.
2. Be aware that your reviews go directly to artists, record labels and radio stations. Try to be as descriptive as possible. Every review counts. Please ensure that your reviews are constructive. A good reviewer will comment on a range of track elements as well as writing several sentences. Please ensure that your reviews are written in good English.
3. Please don't cheat*. If you cheat, we will not pay you. That's official. And we'll block you from using the site.
4. You may find that some of the tracks on Slicethepie contain explicit lyrics. Please review these as you would any other songs.
5. Your details: We will never share your details with anyone else (especially any artist you leave reviews for). Plus although we love you, we won't email you unless there's something special going on that's relevant to you. Just occasionally you might get an email from us promoting one of our partners but in any event all email settings can be configured from within your account.
None of which I had violated as you can see, however by their system not accepting my review and me double clicking it triggered some highly sensitive cheat trigger claiming it to be multiple browser windows.
Looking at their Facebook page many, legitimate reviewers have had problems with them, most commonly the "use of an open dns proxy server" seems to be a complaint from literate posters who seem genuinely angry and not chancing their arm.
Thus my experience added to others experiences makes them seem a questionable outfit, with their way of evading paying most people being to ban them on spurious charges. I contacted them and got my account reinstated and the payout I had requested the previous week was then paid to me, I did receive 10 dollars, £6.28 in my paypal which is good however I am not going to be secure until after 120 days when it is much harder for them to attempt a charge back.
My advice would be just do a few reviews a week, don't try and earn 20 to 30 dollars a week as they are not happy to pay it. It seems if you can avoid a ban for doing nothing wrong then you will get paid however charge backs and actually avoiding a ban could see your income diminish to zero or one successful payment.
* Do Pay if your account is not locked
* Good website design
* If your account is locked you can have it unlocked once or twice after which it will be a fight
* High incidence of accounts being locked for non existing cheating or "using an open dns proxy server"
* If you account is locked whilst awaiting a pay out you lose your money if it's your last lock
* Very low number of unlocks considering high incidence of non-scammers being locked
* Cannot do a high volume of work as that definitely increases the chance of a lock.
* Lack of feedback on reviews to say what you did wrong and what you did right
* Paying to much per review, it's clear that people would far rather appreciate not being locked than earning a rate which puts pressure on the company to lock people it doesn't like reviewing or just random people due to profit margins.
* Do only a few reviews a day, if that, earning slowly will decrease lock chances
* Do not review anything once you have requested pay-out until you have been paid
* If it refuses to accept your review, do not try to post again, log out, clear browsing history, log back in.
A promising idea that at worst introduces you to a few great bands however due to the slightly generous rate of pay it seems the company don' t have the cash to pay honest reviewers so they only want the cream and possibly the drudges as the drudges cost them no money whilst still giving some sort of feedback. It feels like it's the "middle class" reviewers who are most likely to be hit because their feedback may not be up to professional standard yet is good enough to earn a rate of pay of 10 cents or more per minute, these reviewers cost the company decent money whilst not quite providing the service the company desires. There is still money to be had but your best chance of making cash is to do so slowly in order that you are not a liability to the company, also don't review whilst awaiting a payout, read reviews on how to improve your writing for the song reviews and when it all comes to an end, as it inevitably will please don't be hurting yourself by reviewing for them whilst you were waiting on a 10 dollar pay pal payment!
This review will be updated from time to time if the company improves or gets worse.
This review or a variant thereof may appear on ciao under the same user name.
I have been using Slice the Pie for almost a year now and one weekend I managed to make around $70.
You can review a variety of songs on the ordinary site but if you go to slicethepie.com/catwalk you can make big money. The catwalk is a similar concept but you rate items of clothing. If you write good reviews mentioning the material, colours, design, your personal opinion, what target audience the item would be best suited to etc you make $20 per item. This soon adds up and your balance is beyond the $10 minimum withdrawal in no time. The catwalk only lasts for so long (several weeks) or when you have rated all of the items. User are normally informed that the Catwalk is active via email but if you are an existing member, it is worth trying to access the above mentioned link and logging in and if the Catwalk is active, you will be greeted with an item of clothing rather than a song. This is the fastest money making website I have used and I have a lot of account with survey, click sites, etc.
This is great for a bit of extra cash when you need it!
If you like listening to music and like earning a little extra money writing reviews online then Slicethepie is the site for you,as this website allows you to earn some cash whilst reviewing music tracks.
It is very simple you listen to a song then when it has finished you write down your opinion,you will be paid more money the longer and more descriptive your review is,this is a fantastic site to pick up a little extra cash and a way for musicians to get there work reviewed and rated.
Once you have completed the very easy sign up process where you will be asked to confirm your email address,you will then become a slicethepie scout,where it will be your job to critique on other people's music,and the more effort you put in to your writing then the more money you will receive.
Slicethepie is actually a British company but for some reason it pays its writers in dollars not pounds,you will have to earn 10 dollars before being able receive your money through your Paypal account,and you will need a Paypal account if you want to earn on this site as it is the only way in which to receive your money,and it will take one to five days to receive payment once requested.
You can expect to be paid between 0.05 cents and 00.40 cents for your reviews and the money you receive will depend and lots of factors such as your experience level,your member rank and the quality and length of your reviews,it is not going to make you rich but it does add up nice over time and I have had lots of money in my Paypal account thanks to this site.
This site is completely free to join and you need no special skills or work experience as this site is looking for a opinion from the wider general public,although the money is what really keeps me writing on Slicethepie it is also nice knowing you are giving valuable feed back to musicians, and also artists who get the highest ratings from us writers do get the chance to be financed which will help set them up for some commercial success inside the music industry,so you are playing a small part in setting up a artists career.
There is now a referral scheme which was set up on Slicethepie in February 2012,which gives you the chance to earn even more money,you will receive 10 per cent of the earnings of every new member who joins up under your name, for a year but is does not come out of the members money as Slicethepie pays it,another great reason to join Slicethepie.
You can refer friends from Facebook,twitter or email or by using your unique referral link which you can find by clicking refer friends.
You have three pages on Slicethepie,Scout,Playlists and Myslice,Myslice is where you can find all your information on reviews you have written and how much you have been paid for them reviews and this is where you can also find your referrals and how much they have made for you as well.
Playlists is where you can make your own personal playlists of the songs you have most enjoyed listening to on Slicethepie and is a great way for you to acquire some new music to listen too,and Scout is where you write your reviews and where you can check your progress on the site by checking out your Rank,Experience energy levels.
Rank: Is a measure on how good your reviews are and basically the higher your rank then the higher your payment.
Experience: Experience points are given for each review you submit,the better the review the more experience points you will recieve,and once your experience bar is full you will go up a level.
Energy: When your energy levels run out you can not write any more reviews until your energy returns,but to be honest I have spent lots of time on this site at time's and have never had my energy run out so I wouldn't really worry to much about this.
It has be known for Slicethepie to give out some special offers,and for a while I would get the chance once a fortnight to review for Slicethepie Catwalk, I would receive 20 cents for each very,very short and brief review of a fashion item,they just wanted to know weather or not I liked each item of clothing they showed me and I could earn 15 dollars for a few hours work doing this which I was more than happy to do,so there are other opportunities open to Slicethepie writers.
This site started back in 2007 and is still going strong six years later,if you really want to earn a descent bit of cash you need to write fast and descriptive reviews,if you only write a few lines you will be lucky to get ten cents for your review,so put a little effort in,I write about nine or ten lines and I am usually paid around 20-25 cents a review and you can bulk your money up quite quick with them payments.
This is a site I would certainly recommend to people earning a little extra cash online,it is fun to do and one that is especially good for music lovers,when signing up I suggest you pick lots of genre's so you never run out of songs to review,so you can earn more money.
You can also find this review on ciao under the name laurenthornton123
Basically slicethepie is a website where you listen to a song, type your music review and get paid. There are different levels of payment but for each review you can make between $0.02 and $0.20 depending on the length and quality of your review. It is an american website but users can join from all over the world. The website pays out only through Paypal in US$ but then Paypal converts it into your national currency.
HOW IT WORKS
So firstly joining is quiet simple you just log on to the wesite, and to join it asks you for name, email and password, then you are in after a quick account verification through your email (this has to be the same email as your paypal account one ). It then asks you what types of music you like to listen to. this takes 2 seconds to click on the boxes and then you are taken to the scouting room. There are 3 pages avaliable to you on your profile. one is playlists, this is where you can create your own playlist to listen to adding bands that you have liked from reviewing. The next is MYSLICE. This is where all your account details are, nd where you can edit things like your password and username. The there is the SCOUT page. This is where you make your money. Its a basic screen really, with your earnings in the top right hand, so you can always see it adding up. You then have a white text box, underneath that you have the music player.
The music you have to review is picked at random and you have to listen to it for at least 90 seconds before you can submit your review. It normally takes me between 2-3 mins to write a full review and I'm normally earning about $0.10 per review. You can write as much or as littlee as you want but the mmore words the more money, so I suggest more to make it worth while.
Now there are 2 different ways of establishing your wage, these are all shown on the page as little bars that grow, to show you where you are. Firstly there is the Rank- This measures the quality of your reviews and then out of 100% marks you, the lower you are the less money youo get and the higher the more you get. Next is Experience- every time you write a review you get awarded points, these points add up to your experience level. The last bar shows your Energy- this goes down everytime you write a review and when you get to zero you cant write andmore and have to wait for it to go back up. Iv been on the site for an hour at a time and never had a problem with this. Its always full.
There is a refer a friend incentive as well, you can invite via Facebook, Twitter or they can give you a link that you can post anywhere and if people click it and join you get 10% of there earnings. My link is on my profile if anyone does want to join an be nice to me :)
The important bit! Now you can request a payment when you get to $10 and you can withdraw amount of $5's after that. They then tell you they need to check your work and it will be paid into your paypal account in up to 5 days. Mine was paid in half an hour after I requested it with no problems, and paypal converted it into pounds. Then via paypal you put it into the account you want it in.
At first I have to admit I did think it could be a bit of a scam, but it does work. The website is very easy to move around and understand. I like the fact you actually dont get to pick the songs because then you get such a wide variety of music. I also like the playlist feature as I've found some really cool bands on this site that I actually want to listen to again. The website is colourful and interesting. Requesting payment is easy and the moey goes straight iin very quickly. Your not going to get rich on this site but its great for a little extra pocket money and if you like listening to music I do highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading and rating, and if you join please use my referal code :)
SliceThePie is a website based in Berkshire where musicians pay to have their music reviewed by the public. Despite being based in England they pay reviewers (i.e. us) in $$, presumably because it's cheaper than the GBP.
SliceThePie has a unique site configuration where reviewers enter "the scout room" as the default page, where you can listen to music, write a review and rate it after at least 90 seconds. The review is then evaluated by a computer for words like melody, tempo, beat, rhythm, and so on and, if it decides the rating is appropriate compared to the review and that it has enough musical terms in, it will assign the reviewer payment of (ostensibly) 5 cents to 25 cents. However, this payment as of 2013 is actually much lower, around 5 cents to 11 cents is the average, paid through Paypal once the reviewer hits $10 (£6.33).
The more you write, and the more detailed the review is, encompassing ideas for improvement, personal opinion and feelings about the track, the more money the reviewer gets.
The more songs reviewed, the higher the baserate payment, and the reviewer can achieve levels (I am currently level 31). These are shown on bars underneath the review/rating/song box in the middle of the page, which display your stats, including 'energy', which is how many songs you can rate before they stop you. For some reason SliceThePie frown upon doing many songs at once, and the site freezes you when your energy reaches 0, usually after an hour of reviewing songs. Usually your energy is restored after a night's rest, or several hours, at least. This seems beyond arbitrary and into the farcical, especially from a business point of view.
The site also has a tabbed area where you can review your past payments and copies of your reviews, your friends, any playlists you may have made, and your account details. You can also invite/refer friends from this area and see them on your friends list, including details such as the username they signed up with and what level they are on.
SliceThePie has an annoying feature where you must email support to change any of your details - including email, vital vis a vis Paypal - which can take a while. The annoyances don't stop there, as the music reviewed is pretty subpar, to say the least.
I convinced my friend to sign up with the promise of dollar-dollars, and as my referral I got 10% of what she earnt. This was such a huge boost to my earnings, even at 0.05 a time. We immediately started to laugh at how awful the music was. We had to listen to almost an album's worth of tawdry pseudo-ironic goth rock tracks called things like "Demons Are All Around You" and "Death, Death, Death" which we took great pleasure in tearing apart in our reviews.
However, for the most part, songs tend to be of a sort of average-badness. The more genres you sign up for at the start (ticking boxes like rock, opera, rap, rnb, indie, techno, and so on) the more music you will have to review, which is a good idea from one standpoint, but a bad one from another, as the music is seriously awful! Many of these bands are indie for a reason! Before my friend signed up I would spend a few minutes every night wishing I was deaf.
You can request Paypal after reaching $10 and it usually takes within 5 days to credit, with an email informing you of that fact.
Frankly, it's the low quality of the music, rather than the low payout, which means most people will give up, leaving SliceThePie as a pie in the sky. For 5 cents a pop for 100 words, it simply isn't worth the agony of awful music. If the songs were more like a radio, having professionally written and performed songs, I'm sure it would be kinder on the ears, but that isn't what the site was made for!
I don't really see how this site works for indie musicians, as I personally waffle most of my reviews (as some would say I do on here); I do try to be sincere but there is only so many ways to tell someone their music isn't good. I try and be whimsical and compare the music using similes and metaphor, as that tends to bring my payment up from the baseline.
It took me several weeks to get to the threshold of payment, even with my friend's contributions as a referral, and I decided to stick with it to keep her company until she withdraws. I personally don't think this is an excellent money-making scheme, or a great way to find new music, but it is entertaining for a while. Saying that, I won't be using this to supplement my income in the longterm, unless the payments go up to 25 cents a review again, as it is simply too little for too much earache.
Slice the pie is a legit website that allows you to earn money by reviewing new artists music. It will award you between $0.04 -$0.20 for writing one review which can be as little ans two sentences. Take in mind the more you write the more you get. Once you have reached $10 you are eligible to cash out via Pay Pal. This is the only payment method available on this service. I think that this site is really good because all you have to do is talk about the songs that they play for you to listen to. I have cashed out 3 times on this site so I know it is legit. Payment is paid out on Mondays and Thursdays after you have requested a payout. They say on the site the it takes up to 5 working days because the reviews you write are read by humans but ive noticed any day I cash out I get the money in my Pay Pal the nearest Monday or Thursday.
One thing that I would say is that it can get very boring reviewing song because it gets repetitive and I start to drift of. The site can not make you a millionaire but you can make some extra money. I make about 40 dollars a month using the site about 3-4 hours a week. If you have more time on your hands you could make much more. You dont have to be passionate about music because you just have to generally say what you think about the song to earn. A good tip is if you have at least 3 music related words you get more per review. I usually talk about the instrumental the vocals and how well I think it will do on the market. On average I get between $0.07-$0.13 for each review I write.
The site is very easy to navigate through and you can see you earning big and bold next to the music box. One thing that I really dont like about this website is the way the calculate how much you earn. The earnings are calculated automatically by some sort of system that is able to tell you how you are did on a certain review. I find that the way they calculate it is weird because when you submit a review a time thing will spin around on the screen and you total for that review will come up about 5 seconds later. This for me is very strange because how can they know weather you review is good or not. Sometimes it will tell you that you review is too similar to previous ones written which is frustrating as to me my reviews seem different. When this happens I have to add more onto the review then re-submit. Besides this I have still managed to make a little bit of money on this site.
Slice The Pie is a good site and I would recommend it to earn some income online. Its not for everyone though you really do need to have patience if you use this site.
Discovering new music is one of my favourite pass times. I also enjoy developing opinions and then putting them out there for other people to hear. Most of all, and I don't believe I am on my own when saying this, I enjoy making money.
At first glance 'slice the pie' seemed to perfectly combine these three things thus I found myself joining the site straight away. However, it is only when you look a little deeper you realise that this site isn't as good as it makes out.
Firstly, if you want to make money then voicing your own opinion on a song is going to get you nowhere. Instead you must voice the opinion you think everyone else is going to have on the particular song.
Each 'scout' (that's you and I, the people who are reviewing the tracks) is given a star rating from one to five. This star rating affects how much money you earn with each song you review.
Scouts with a one star rating receive $0.02 per song, two starts gets you $0.05, three stars gets you $0.10, four stars gets you $0.15 and five stars gets you $0.20. Clearly you are never going to make heaps of money from the site which I never expected to, but if you have a stop star rating it is possible to earn an alright amount of 'pocket money' if you put enough hours into it.
They way you improve your star rating goes off a number of things. The main one being accurately rating each out song out of ten in accordance to what other scouts have rated it. Like I said, voicing your own opinion will get you nowhere, unless you're own opinion is the majority opinion of course.
Another way of improving your star rating is giving tracks a varied range of scores. You score each song out of ten, if you just rate every song five out of ten then you will not improve your rating. Whilst I understand this is to stop people abusing the system it also encourages you to score good songs a low number and rubbish songs a high number purely so you can earn more money.
I have so far rated 56 songs and earned $2. That's about £1.20 for a couple of hours. I'm not completely turning my nose up at this, after all I have only sat in front of my laptop and listened to some music. In fact, if the majority of the music was good and I was actually discovering some new, decent bands then I would happily sit and do this for hours on end without earning any money at all. My problem is that, from what I have experienced so far anyway, 85% of the music you're asked to rate is complete rubbish. I'd say only about 2% was music I actually enjoy and get into, the rest is just okay.
When you're forced to listen to at least one minute of each song then getting completely rubbish songs one after the other for an hour straight is extremely annoying and boring and forces you to simply give up and close down the website for the day.
I won't be closing my account on this website any time soon, I'll probably continue to be a heavy user as I have said you are making money simply by listening to music. I do, however, strongly believe there is room for great improvement! If your sole aim for joining this website is to make some money then I wouldn't bother.
Slice the Pie is a website designed to launch unsigned bands into the limelight providing £15,000 for the band/artist to record an album which they can then sell on iTunes.
"Scouts" (i.e you and me) rate music from 1 to 10 and provide constructive criticism or praise for each song that you listen to. For doing this, you can be paid either in Vouchers (to invest in bands with, not vouchers for Amazon etc) or actual money. The scout also has the opportunity to 'tip' a band/artist and those who receive the most tips go into the 'showcase' where it is then decided who deserves the £15,000 to record their album.
I only started on slice the pie a couple of months ago, and have made just over £80 at the moment. But that is putting in some serious hours! All scouts start on 1 star which pays you 0.04V (vouchers). As your accuracy increases (this is calculated by how you rate an artist compared with other scouts) you gradually can build up to 5 stars which pays 10p.
I'm not complaining too much because you do get paid, but it all seems a bit fixed to me. Stars can drop depending on your 'spread' of scores (you can't keep rating between 4 and 7, you also need to score 0-10). So if you drop to two stars where you are earning vouchers and this is because you haven't rated with a wide enough spread, those who are on the website for money making purposes only, may score a really good band a low score just to start making money again.
The reviews that you have to write (similar to that on this website) have to be 3 or 4 lines long and contain musical terms. They use 'sophisticated computer software' to monitor what you type so you can't keep copying and pasting the same review onto each song.
You also don't get a choice in what you listen to, and some of it is just random squeaking or screaming. On the plus side that does give you an opportunity to spread your scores.
I shall persevere with this website though, because as soon as you earn £5, you can transfer it to your bank via Paypal, as opposed to working your way upto a certain amount like Dooyoo, OnePoll etc.
This is one for music lovers who want some extra cash or wannabe musicians who want to kick start their careers.
As a registered music fan (scout), I can enter the scout room to begin scouting. You don't actually get to choose what you review, the tracks with the least reviews usually come up first. You are not allowed to know the name of the artist of the name of the track until after you have submitted your review.
Reviews usually need to be at least 2 lines long, and should preferably contain musical terms otherwise it won't allow you to submit it. The longer your reviews, the better your accuracy or rating. I have to say that I don't quite understand the scout rating and accuracy system. I have read numerous explanations of it but it still seems a little fuzzy.
When rating tracks, I think that your own scouting rating drops if you rate something a 3 whereas the average is about 8. So when rating, remember that it's how you think the public will take to it as opposed to how you personall feel about it.
Don't sign on thinking that you'll be raking in the money though. Each scout has a star rating. Everyone starts as a 1 star scout. You must get up to 3 stars before you start earning any real money. Prior to that, you only get some sort of electronic voucher payment which you can only use to invest in artists that you believe are good enough to make it to the showcase.
Even once you become a 3 star scout, it is a tough job staying there. I finally got there and within about 5 reviews, I dropped back to a 2 star scout.
Personally, I am not a massive fan of this site. I would prefer it if I could filter out genres of music. But because I can't, it means that I have to review all genres of music including rap and rock which I have no interest in and therefore end up giving inaccurate ratings and having my accuracy etc drop.
If you manage to invest in a successful artist though, you usually get some sort of payment for it, and depending on how much you have invested, you may get free tracks from them or a free album from them. You're effectively creating a contract by investing.
I think that unless you are absolutely a great lover of music, then there are better ways to make money such as taking surveys or writing product reviews.
This site seems excellent, with a wide variety of features for all types of users - fans, artists and investors. As a fan myself, I get paid to review songs. I find this very enjoyable as I get to listen to new, different music that I probably wouldn't normally listen too and get paid for it at the same time. I think they could make the payment levels a lot clearer. As a new user to the site, I am still not one hundred percent sure of exactly how the rating system works as to how much money I get per review, and how I get a higher 'scout rating'. This could be easily rectified by another entry in their very extensive and useful FAQ section. It seems like a very good deal, at 5p per review for a '2 star scout' and 10p per review for a '5 star scout', and you could easily rack up the points like this.