How to Handle Music as a Rideshare Driver?

What should you play in your car music-wise? This is a tricky thing. I think a lot of drivers are going to disagree with me. So I’ll tell you what I do and I know other drivers do differently, but this is what I do.

I don’t play any music. Here’s why. I want to talk with them. I offer them, every single time, “Hey, you want a DJ? Feel free to put on anything you want. Here’s a cord.”

But I want to talk with them and that’s where I can get to know them better, and I can increase my service. The thing about music is so many people have different musical preferences. I don’t want to risk it.

I mean, I’ve seen dash cams of people driving, and they have loud rap music or loud metal music or loud jazz music. And, man, if you’re lucky and that person loves that music, they’ll be like, “Hey, that’s great.” And you got a great situation.

But more often than not, people will be like, “Eh, that’s not my favorite.” You want to set an environment for them, what they would be most comfortable with.

You know what? For me, 95% of my rides, we don’t listen to music. They don’t want to listen to music. We just have a great conversation. Or they want quiet because we’re in a world where it’s constantly loud.

Now, when would I have music? I have music for them if I’m going to a concert and picking them up and I know they just listened to that artist, and I’m going to put on that playlist.

You know, I’m going to go to Amazon Music or Pandora or whatever you want and put [on] that playlist of that artist that they just listened to. So they are getting in, they’re like, “Oh, stop. We were just there.”

Now they’re setting an example, and that’s again meeting them where they’re at instead of doing what I like. And so, again, don’t treat them the way you want to be treated. Treat them the way they want to be treated.

They may not like that music that you like. So the Golden Rule, you need to understand, that doesn’t fully work when you’re trying to pick your own favorite music because maybe they don’t like it.

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