What is Fan Match?
1. Watch the video & sign-up.
2. Music arrives in your in-box.
3. You get paid to listen.
4. Support the bands you love.
Prefer to read? Scroll down to get the scoop.
A website that pays you to listen to music you might like? – What’s the catch?
There’s no catch. We’re trying to build the best way for music fans to discover new songs and bands they might like. In the best version we could imagine, listeners get paid a little bit for their time and attention.
Think of this a little bit like music advertising. But the musicians behind the songs aren’t just blasting their music out there to everyone. That doesn’t work – especially on the Internet. Music fans expect to be targeted and the musicians don’t want to waste their resources by targeting people who aren’t likely to enjoy their music.
We are in charge of targeting the music to your taste. The better job we do, the more music you'll discover that you like and the happier the musicians will be when we can find new fans for them. So, much of what you hear will likely be right up your alley. But, not every band you hear on Music Xray will be amazing. Many of the bands you hear are just starting out and may not be quite ready for prime time. But that’s OK. You can skip their songs after 30 seconds and you’ll still be compensated.
When you hear somehing you really love, we hope you’ll support the band or artist by becoming a direct fan or even by leaving a tip.