Does Moby Have a Point?

Are songs by pop stars like Britney Spears and Ke$ha actually music? Not according to Moby. 

In a recent Spinner interview, the 45-year-old DJ/singer-songwriter gave his take on the matter. 

"It's fun, but I don't think of it as music," Moby said. "It's manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn't function as music for me."

Moby went on to describe what he considers to be true music. 

"Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way," he said. "And when I listen to the pop music you're describing, it's hyper-produced corporate product. That isn't really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer."

Food for thought, Moby. 

Posted on May 31, 2011 and filed under Music.