Moby and Thom Yorke have had a bit of a spat on Twitter. Yorke has been quite vocal recently concerning Spotify, and his view that new artists are not necessarily rewarded for work displayed on the music sharing platform.
“Artists who are adaptable are doing fine. A musician who makes records, tours, DJs, remixes, does music for video games and films is doing fine. I love Thom Yorke, but when I heard him complaining about Spotify, I’m like, ‘You’re just like an old guy yelling at fast trains.”
Thom Yorke’s response was quick and to the point…
“I am a 45 year old Luddite and proud of It … yawn”
Moby seemed to have the last word though by declaring…
“To be clear, I love @thomyorke and David Byrne, creative geniuses. I just don’t see the point in fighting a future that’s already here”
The Spotify saga has certainly been one of the hottest topics in the music arena this year and while some do seem to agree with Yorke, others seem to acknowledge that Spotify and other music sharing sites give new artists an audience they may not have had in the past. The debate continues.