WMC: Moby Q&A Session at the Wyndham 'Hotel'

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Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2005, 11:28
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WMC: Exclusive session with MobyToday we’re cross-posting some content from our good friend Peter Kirn’s CreateDigitalMusic.com.
In support of his new CD, “Hotel”, Moby gave an exclusive Q and A session for Winter Music Conference attendees. From his new album and musical tour, to his appearance on NBC’s The Apprentice, Moby has been all over the place and in the musical limelight. Read More…


WMC: Exclusive session with MobyToday we’re cross-posting some content from our good friend Peter Kirn’s CreateDigitalMusic.com.
In support of his new CD, “Hotel”, Moby gave an exclusive Q and A session for Winter Music Conference attendees. From his new album and musical tour, to his appearance on NBC’s The Apprentice, Moby has been all over the place and in the musical limelight.
What a great opportunity to see Moby up close and personal (there were about 100 people there). Moby “loves questions,” and fielded quite a few from the audience. He related his philosophies about music that “the act of making music is precious” going on to say that “if you make music you are proud of, do everything to get people to listen to it.” From reflecting back on his first appearance at “Cameo” in Miami to his more recent success in licensing music, Moby was successful in inspiring his audience to create greatness.
Moby touched on just about everything including politics, consumerism, alternative ways to get dance music heard,the last movie he saw (South Park, like “50 times”), and his current favorite bands in NYC. He talked about the differences between working with an independent and a major label and how that has allowed more flexibility in his album creation.
To a bass player from the audience who had been the recipient of negative attitude and comments that his music was “not commercial enough,” Moby said that “if you really believe in yourself you’ve got to keep doing it.”
Moby also informed us that he didn’t use any samples on this album. Hotel is his original artist album he created with Cubase and ProTools on his PowerMac G4 (“the one with the silver door”). When the Apple rep in the audience invited Moby over to the Apple both to enlighten him on Logic Moby informed him that he prefers to stick with Cubase because it’s more familiar. What blew me away was the fact that he’s running it on OS 9 because “they don’t run at the same time on OS X.” (Steinberg and DigiDesign: Get him hooked up with OS X, would ya!)
Get a session pass to next year’s WMC and go to the conferences, it’s worth it.

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