The dance music star, real name Thomas Pentz, insists he cannot make money from selling records as the Internet makes music readily available to fans for free, so he makes a profit from performances and merchandise.

He tells Britain's Culture magazine, "I don't care if anybody - and you can quote me on this - trades my records, leaks my record. I don't care. I can't make money off the sales, but I'll make money off doing shows, or selling merchandise... (If musicians don't care about leaks) then people are totally fearless. They're giving music away from the beginning."

In November (14), unfinished tracks from Madonna's Rebel Heart album, which Diplo work on, leaked online and the veteran singer likened the violation to "artistic rape".