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Interview: Moby talks BitTorrent, Spotify and artists’ digital rights

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With a number of artists busily squaring up to both Spotify and the labels about their streaming payments, Moby argues they are focusing too heavily on the short-term issues and becoming beholden to the idea of digital services as immovable monoliths that replaced the cumbersome major label system.

He talks about using BitTorrent as a distribution partner, why railing against piracy is like yelling at the weather, why technology’s state of flux is a good thing and why algorithms can’t replace the arbitrary and surprise nature of human-led discovery.

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Eamonn Forde
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