Moby Sells His Entire Personal Record Collection For Charity

A sound decision for charity


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For most, their music collection is valuable--carefully curated over the years, each record representing a different time in their life, new favorite artists, or powerful memories. Moby is choosing to give his entire collection away, and it’s all for charity. The musician will sell his records to raise money for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The organization works to change the ways doctors treat diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, focusing on preventative measures over medications and putting a heavy emphasis on nutrition for treatments, education, and practice. PCRM also works with policymakers to develop alternative methods for animal testing.

The sale began June 14th at Reverb LP's site, a buying and selling platform. Fans can snag over 1,000 of his records he bought, loved, and played, including his own copies of the records he made throughout his career. For Moby, the decision to sell his records and donate the money to charity was worth losing his collection.

"I would rather you have them than me, because if you have them, you’ll play them, you’ll love them, and the money will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records," he said.

This isn’t the first time the musician has sold his music equipment to help others. In April, Moby also sold over 100 pieces of gear to go towards PCRM. The musician acknowledged that while he loves his records, we can’t take material things with us when we leave this Earth. “You know, like, everything we love eventually goes away. So I’m like: ‘Why not be a part of that process and help an organization I really care about?’”

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