Research FM Review 2019: Legit or Scam

Research FM is a market research company that does different types of market research and analysis for radio stations. The company invites people to join their market research team and complete different music surveys to help radio stations. The company is listed with the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. This company opened in 2008 by I Heat Media and has a second company called Critical Mass Media Inc. The president of the company is Mrs. Robin Mady. The company works with people who live in the United States and you are personally invited to join the company. The company invites people to join the panel by calling your home phone or cell phone number and asking if you’d be interested in taking a radio survey. At this time if you supply the company with your email address they will send you a personal invitation by email to join the music panel. Occasionally the company offers an opt-in promotion where you can join the music panel to complete different music surveys.

How Does This Work?

  1. The company does phone surveys and will call a person’s home phone or cell phone and ask if they are interested in taking a survey over the phone.
  2. If you are interested in participating in the survey the company will request your email address.
  3. After the survey is completed, you could receive an email from the company asking if you’d be interested in joining the survey panel and completing different music surveys to earn rewards that can be exchanged for Amazon gift cards.
  4. If you’re interested at this time just follow the link and fill in the necessary information.
  5. The company will send you a survey request to your inbox. Follow the link and take the survey.
  6. The first time you receive a survey request, you’ll be required to complete your account information and select a password to use with your account.

How Do You Receive Surveys?

  1. When the company has a survey in your area they will contact you by email.
  2. At this time you can choose to complete the survey or to decline the offer.
  3. If you decide to take the survey, you’ll need to follow the link in the email and log into your account.
  4. The survey you take will include an audio file or a video file.
  5. You will need to open the file using:
    1. Google Chrome
    2. Apple Safari
    3. Mozilla Firefox
    4. Internet Explorer 9+
  6. You will be required to list the small audio tape or watch the small video file before you complete the survey.
  7. Following the audio file or video file, a survey will appear.
  8. Answer the question on the survey and submit the survey back to the company.
  9. In these types of surveys, there are no right or wrong answers. Just tell the company what you think about the audio or video file you have listened to or watched.

What Devices Are Supported?

  1. You can take the surveys using any iOS device that runs the software 5+ on the device. This means you can use
  2. If you have an Android phone, you’ll need a flash plugin installed or an HTML 5 capable device. The device needs to be capable of taking surveys.
  3. If the surveys you receive don’t have an audio or video file, the surveys can be taken on any device.
  4. Otherwise, use a Windows device or a MAC device to take the surveys. Just make sure you have a set of speakers attached to the device so you can listen to the audio or video file.

How Much Are You Paid?

  1. The company doesn’t discuss the amount of money they pay a panelist to participate in a survey.
  2. The company will only discuss this with you once you are invited to join the panel.
  3. The number of surveys a person receives is based on their location and how many available surveys the company has at this time.

How Does The Company Pay?

  1. According to the company, you’ll be paid with an Amazon gift card.
  2. It doesn’t say how many points or credits you’ll need in order to receive your gift card.


This is a legitimate company and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company has been in business since 2008. Normally the company uses people to call you on your home or cell phone and inquire if you’d be interested in taking a phone survey to help a radio station. At this time if you’d like to join the survey panel, you’ll need to supply the person with your email address. The company will contact you to join their panel. When you become a panel member, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take a music survey. The music surveys can be a standard survey, a video or audio file you must watch or listen to. Afterward, you’ll be required to answer a few questions about the file you just heard or watched. This is a great way to earn a passive income online if the company send you an invitation to join their panel. It appears the company works only with people who live in the United States and they must invite you to join the panel.


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