Moby said he almost "doesn't see making music as a profession any more" and admits "I certainly don't make money from it."

The 52-year-old Extreme Ways hitmaker says there are so many other things he finds more ''satisfying'' than touring and recording.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: ''Even sitting backstage for someone else's tour made me never want to go on tour again. I toured for such a long time. There are so many other things to do in life.

''To stay home and to go hiking and have dinner with my friends and to work on politics and activism and music, and sleep in my own bed and wake up every morning and make a smoothie...

''None of that is lucrative. But it's so much more satisfying.''

Moby, real name Richard Hall, whose 1999 album Play sold over 10 million copies and had every track licensed to films, TV shows and adverts, said he doesn't really view music as his job anymore because it isn't very profitable.

''I almost don't see making music as a profession anymore."

''I certainly don't make money from it. My manager keeps asking me why I still make albums. Well, I love making albums. And I'm a middle-aged guy who doesn't have relationships, so I have to do something.''