MySpace, the once very popular online social network founded in 2003, has suffered a huge loss of data after a server migration.
A message posted on the website (see above marked in yellow) says: “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. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@myspace.com.”
That means 12 years of data in total (more or less 50 million tracks by 14 million artists).
Back in the mid 2000’s it was the platform for sharing new music and even got bought by NewsCorp in 2005 for $580m. Back then we already posted an article that that price was way too much for a platform which was basically one big spam garden with very little financial return. It was sold in 2011 for $35m to the ad targeting company Specific Media and Justin Timberlake. In 2016, it was sold to Time Inc. which was in turn purchased by the Meredith Corporation in 2018.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.
Donate Bitcoin to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin
Donate Ethereum to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum
Donate Tether to this address
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether