January 28, 2004 |
Given the downturn in the music business, artists and executives alike are scaling back expectations. But Moby's modest projections for his new album take it to extremes. Although total global sales for his last two albums reached more than 13 million copies, for his new one the electronic musician has set the bar considerably lower. "If it sells 50,000 worldwide, I'd be surprised and happy," he says. That is not a typo. There are no zeroes missing. That's 50 thousand. And the head of his U.S.
November 16, 2000
Moby is a true artist of the digital age. In his home studio, he produces music that draws on electronic and acoustic sources and reflects his passion for styles ranging from techno and house to folk and even gospel. His popular 1999 album, "Play," was one of the most critically acclaimed of the year. Most of his music is created through sequencing, a technique that uses computers to trigger sounds in electronic instruments, such as synthesizers.