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Myspace lost at least 50 million songs from 2003-2015

Posted by on March 18, 2019

According to a year-long Reddit thread, Myspace lost all music uploaded to the site between the years of 2003 and 2015. Eight months ago, a reddit user pointed out the music player read the following error message:

“As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at [email protected]

Billboard has reported, Myspace lost approximately 50 million songs by 14 million users spanning the first twelve years of the site’s existence. How this reached the surface months later, could have something to do with a recent twitter post on the site’s change of ownership or due to a recent share of the said Reddit thread via Twitter.

Myspace has previously addressed what’s available on their new site at least seven months ago as their layout has changed quite a bit.

However, we haven’t seen much activity from the site’s Twitter account. While many lost data within the last year, it seems Myspace has big plans for the future. Or at least, a better backup system.

 

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