Myspace Loses over 50 Million Songs in "Server Migration Project"
Published Mar 18, 2019Myspace has reportedly lost more than 50 million songs by more than 14 millions artists uploaded between 2003 and 2015.
A Reddit user noted that approximately a year ago music from before 2015 stopped working on Myspace, and now Myspace has confirmed that all of the audio content uploaded between 2003 and 2015 has been permanently lost.
Prior to confirming the permanent loss of data, Myspace responded to individual users explaining that it was a glitch it was working to iron out.
As long ago as last fall, though, the social media site confirmed to an individual user that all music uploaded between 2007 to 2011 was lost and unrecoverable.
This answer posted in Myspace's help section, meanwhile, implied that music and videos are simply "no longer available and cannot be retrieved."
Furthermore, a banner at the top of Myspace's homepage now reads: "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."
Myspace was founded in 2003 and was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in 2005. Specific Media Group and Justin Timberlake purchased the company in 2011, before it was sold to Time Inc. in 2016.