450,000 Myspace Songs Have Been Saved from Internet Oblivion

1.3 terabytes of MP3 files can now be found on the "Myspace Dragon Hoard"
450,000 Myspace Songs Have Been Saved from Internet Oblivion
While Myspace hasn't been a popular destination for music discovery in recent times, the internet was still shocked last month when the site announced it had permanently lost more than 50 million songs in a "server migration project."

Now, a portion of those files have been recovered thanks to digital archivists. The Internet Archive has launched a searchable 450,000 song collection dubbed the "Myspace Dragon Hoard," which brings together MP3 files from 2008 through 2010.

As site archivist Jason Scott explained on Twitter, the collection of songs was passed along by "an anonymous academic group who were studying music networks," who nabbed the sizable collection for study purposes.

The collection allows users to search and play files from the database using a searcher dubbed "Hobbit." Users in the comments told Scott they had already found early uploads from the likes of 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, RZA, Donald Glover and more.

You can check out the archive over here.