He won't even let his hatred for a song get in the way of Now inclusion. "The consumer has already voted with their ears," he says. "The consumer has already said this is a hit or this is researching well and getting played well. The consumer has already said if a song is a hit, and if it's a hit we want it on Now."
It's a rare thing in an era when anyone can make a playlist: curation without ego, taste without judgment. When he's off the clock, Moskow might prefer to relax with a Stevie Wonder record, an old Earth, Wind & Fire LP, or some Philly soul, but his job is to serve up what's most popular to the masses. Lucky for him, he has eclectic taste, but he's also a staunch defender of the songwriters, performers, and record-industry employees who create what some might dismiss as "pop crap."
"There are songwriters out here who are writing and crafting this music," he says. "It's being recorded by artists who generally believe in what they're doing and it's being marketed by record companies whose jobs are to market and to make hits, and it's being played on the radio and the consumer is engaging with it. And it's my job to compile it."