Metro Atlanta Lyft drivers can now utilize Lyft’s new music studio to pursue their musical ambitions while working for the company.
If you haven’t heard yet, Lyft has made a major move to accommodate their fleet of Atlanta drivers. Back in June, the rideshare company opened up a brand new music studio to Atlanta’s swelling music community—specifically those who are also Lyft drivers. The company has acknowledged the fact that so many of their drivers often drive for Lyft in between in between shows and have expressed their desire to help their drivers fuel their further passions. When commenting on the idea behind the studio’s inception, Sam Bond, Lyft’s general manager of the southeast region, stated,
“Atlanta has an awesome music heritage and we have a lot of musicians in our driver community. And we thought, ‘What if we brought that in-house?’ And that was the genesis of the idea…”
The studio, known as AMP’d Studios, is located in Lyft’s main Atlanta office on Howell Mill Road and is totally free for all local drivers. Artists are allowed up to four 55-minute sessions per month and can reserve their sessions up to two weeks in advance.
While the studio is pretty “barebones”, only consisting of a microphone and iPad in a soundproof room according the Ben Brasch of the AJC, the company is consciously stepping outside the box to better the lives of their drivers. Besides, with the independent music grind being as hard as it is, 4 hours of free studio time per month is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Written by Simo Haier