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Old 15-01-2008, 4:32 PM
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Default Slice the pie FAQ'S

Slice The Pie FAQ’S

*some of this information has been taken from the slice the pie faq's page*

What is slice the pie

Slicethepie turns every music fan into a record label. Earn money right now scouting for new talent, support your favourite artists by voting in Showcases and finance artists you think will be successful. Trade in and out of artists to build your own portfolio and make money in the process.

Slicethepie is unique, it enables artists to work together with their fans to take control of their artistic and financial destiny.

What do I have to do

To start earning you just need to start writing reviews you’ll need to click on scout rooms then your music player will start playing you a track. You won't see who the artist is, you’ll need to listen to 60 seconds of the track then you need to rate the track out of ten and write your review about what you thought of the track.
The band and track name will show once the review has been written if you like the track you can add it to your watchlist

How does it work

Slice the pie pays you for each review that you write
As you progress in stars so does the amount that you earn per track that you review
You will start as a one star scout and as your slice the pie time goes on you will move up
Scout payment:
· 1 STAR (£0.03 per track)
· 2 STARS (£0.05 per track)
· 3 STARS (£0.07 per track)
· 4 STARS (£0.09 per track)
· 5 STARS (£0.12 per track)

To go up in stars there are a number of factors to take into account generally factors that contribute to whether you get up in stars are made up of the following
The amount of reviews you do
Your accuracy
How detailed your reviews are

What should I write in my review

Your review should be personal to you, You will need to write what you think.
It will be your thoughts and feeling that you write about, The more detailed you are about the track the quicker you will go up in stars
The below list contains some helpful hints and tips if your struggling to know what to write about

- Structure
- Music and Lyrics
- Ways it can be improved
- Inventiveness and originality
- How it makes you feel
- Was it enjoyable
- Did it stand out
- Tightness of the performance
- Musicality of the arrangement

So I thought I would add to the section about what to write a lot of the scouts that are members here of mse have put together lists of the words they use for the good songs and the words they use for the bad,So this is here for you to make use of should you wish to

For the good songs

Sings with passion, professional, interesting, well performed, character, original, fresh, unique, upbeat, personality, summery, commercial, individuality, innovative, distinctive, pleasant, enjoyable, memorable, catchy, great, fab, wonderful, enjoyable, Emotion
relaxing, inspirational, dynamic, balanced , catchy , well constructed
refreshing, original, mellow, atmospheric, toe tapping, sharp, challenging, creative, edgy, daring, sunny, bouncy,raucous,plucky,well produced, smooth quality,introspective (for tracks that have good speaks from the heart lyrics) soaring,heartfelt,meaningful,from the heart,meandering

Of course there's nothing to stop you from being a little out there and being different take for example this prime offering from TheAmazingDuck
like a lovely porcupine playing in a summer meadow with his favourite hat on
It may be different but I'm sure it would make the band laugh

For the bad songs

Boring, uninspiring, bland, unimaginative, generic, tuneless, unoriginal, weird
Uninteresting, random, pitching, tuning issues, don't sing with conviction, dull, boring, flat, strange, indescribable, superficial, Superfluous
repetitive, typical, predictable, poorly constructed
flabby, plodding, banal, lazy, brutal, unoriginal, mind numbing, derivative, offensive, puerile, painful, laughable, vomit inducing
not linear, no structure,banal,uninspiring,lacks depth,sparkle,no charisma,flat,no thought,no passion,no feeling,unoriginal,samey,odd,bizarre,thrown together,

How long do they need to be

I would always suggest that you try to write at least 3 lines even though I know sometimes that’s really difficult when it’s a song or a genre that you don’t like,Something to bear in mind it's not always good to write a review for a genre you dont like or don't know much about because the band wont get anything from it
Try not to be influenced by your personal taste but do try and be personal if you can

I would suggest finding something positive to say even if you don’t like the track

What is my accuracy

Your accuracy is a slightly confusing thing
Your accuracy is how good you are at rating tracks
Your accuracy comes from what you rate your tracks out of 10 compared to the rest of the scouts on the website
So for example if you rate a track a 3 and the majority of scouts rate a track 7 then your accuracy will not be very good as your rating isn’t with the majority and therefore isn’t accurate
However if you rate the track 5 and the rest of the scouts rate it 5 to then your accuracy will increase,You should however rate the tracks with the rest of the public in mind how do you think it would do in the charts or how would others like it etc

How do I find my accuracy

Your accuracy can be found by downloading the face book application, A link to it can be found on the Slice The Pie website

What are tips
Tips are what are given to you as you review a certain number of tracks

How do I use my tips

You can use your tips to back bands that you like
As you go through the reviewing process you will find bands that you enjoy you get the opportunity to add these to your watch list
You can use your tip for any band that you enjoy, you will need to go to your watch list and then locate the band that you like next to the band name will be an option to use tip
When a scout room comes to an end the bands with the most tips get through to the show case and a chance to be financed so your tips are your way of backing the bands that you like the best

*Please note that you will need to use all of your tips before the scout room closes, if you have built up a lot of tips but havent used them on bands by the time the room closes your tips will be lost and won't be carried on to the next room so i would suggest tipping as you go along not waiting untill the end*

How do I take my money out?

When you start reviewing your money will slowly build up
Depending on how many reviews you do and how often
Obviously amounts given per track are different depending on your star rating
You can withdraw your money once you have made £5.00 you can do this my choosing to send the money to paypal
To withdraw your money go to the myslice page there will be a box with account details on it, this will tell you how much you currently have earned, click on view my account details this will take you to a new page on the left hand side is an option that says withdrawal to pay pal, select that option on the new page you will be given the option to take out the money you have earned, you don’t have to take it all so just type in your amount and pop in your paypal details
An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you that you have requested the withdrawal, you will also get a confirmation when that money has gone in to your paypal account

This is just a general overview on the most frequently asked questions for slice the pie
If there is anything I havent covered do ask on the slice the pie threads in the up your income board

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Old 17-01-2008, 7:11 PM
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Thankyou for this!

I'm going to give it a go when I get home - still in the office at the moment. The life of the working class, eh?

PS, I'd really be interested in knowing how much you manage to earn at the end of the month. And if you could give me tips, that would help, too!!
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Old 21-01-2008, 1:28 PM
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Default Slice the pie problems

Can anyone help me, may be being a bit dens but I have registered for slicethepie, logged on, got into the scout room, but no matter what I do, I cannot hear the music.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I have tested my speakers on other things and they work fine.
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Old 21-01-2008, 1:32 PM
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Kipper i think that you need to create a record label on your personal details even if you just make it up (mines made up)
I heard someone else mentioning it wouldnt let them into the scout room untill they had fixed that part of their personal details

Hope that helps
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Old 22-01-2008, 10:47 AM
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how do you earn money when theres no scout room?
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Old 22-01-2008, 12:14 PM
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I'm afraid you cannot earn any money whil the scout rooms are closed its more or less a case of waiting for a couple of days for it to open again
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Old 22-01-2008, 9:12 PM
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hiya guys am new too this, used to be on HUKD, love to save money, ave been doin quidco for a year, made 300 so thats good stuff, wish id know about ti sooner, and ive jsut signed up to this, but no rooms!! anyother tips HAHA, am awa to ahve good read of site xx
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Old 22-01-2008, 9:14 PM
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Shellnapie am hoping it shouldnt be long untill its up and running again i'm hoping tomorrow but i think its likely to be thursday
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Old 23-01-2008, 7:31 PM
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Do they close the rooms often? I've just signed up and am rareing to go!
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:53 PM
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i tranfered money from slice of pie on saturday and sunday but it sill has not gone in to pay pal but its left slice anyone got any ideas?
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Old 24-01-2008, 9:00 AM
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Fletcher alot of us are still waiting for money to come through
stp have said that because there are so many people scouting theres more payments to give out and therfore its taking a while so they will be in i'm hoping by the end of this week
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im banned cos my reviews were not long enough . how many words are there for them being Crap like
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I'm guessing that you're supposed to give some suggestions for how the artist can improve, not just say that they're rubbish? I used to do something similar to this (until I realised that the site I was on was US only) and it was hard to find things to say sometimes - but there's no point them paying you if you can't give valuable feedback
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Misspixierocktastic - I see that you are top reviewer on slicethepie right now.

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Morning hypno

I have no idea hopw i cam about to be there lol i've been there for about 3 weeks or so now i'm sure it wont be long before someone overtakes me and i go back to normality :-)
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Old 27-01-2008, 9:23 PM
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Looks like the scout rooms are still closed then? Just says theres non running ever since ive joined up. Wonder if they're reassessing the way they're paying out ?
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hi there

I read on the forum that its possibly because they dont have enough artists submitted into the electro pop and dance arena which is why it isnt open yet think they are waiting to get a certain amount of artists thats why its still open to submit yourself as an artists but not open for scouts yet
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Old 01-02-2008, 3:28 PM
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Hi Guys

I sign up for slice the pie and have hear some good tunes.

Is this a genuine site? If I were to invest my 5 then brought some contract would I stand any chance of getting money back.

Do I get money back on album songs or if the artist gets signed or both. I couldn't see anything on the site tell visitors about the return rate and rules.

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Old 01-02-2008, 4:38 PM
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hi jim it is a genuine site

I dont know that much about contracts actually if you buy contracts in an artists then you can sell them on and make a profit but thats not what i use slice the pie for

I generally just rate songs on slice the pie thats the main section of the website you rate and review songs and then get paid a certain amount per track in pence but these soon add up

Feel free to ask any questions and i'll try and help as best i can
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I can't find anywhere on the STP website to use the Facebook application, could someone help please?
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