Gary Numan Thinks The Music Industry’s Collapse Is A Beautiful Thing


Fast Company talked to synth pop pioneer Gary Numan about Moog synthesizers and the state of the music industry.

On his beginnings:

So as they’re loading in the gear, I’m already in there beginning to convert my guitar and bass punk songs into these amateurish electronic versions. They were pretty surprised…

It was just the most exciting thing. I don’t even know how to describe it. I thought it was a game-changing machine. I didn’t realize at the time that other people had already discovered it. I knew about Kraftwerk. I knew about [Brian] Eno’s work with David Bowie.

On electronic music:

Because electronic music is technology-driven to a large degree, it’s endlessly exciting. There’s always new things coming along.

To get the full scoop, including his compelling take on the music industry’s collapsse visit FastCompany.