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50 Million Songs Lost by MySpace

50 Million Songs Lost by MySpace


Remember the times when MySpace was one of the most used social networks, among few others, safe place for musicians from all over the world who could upload their songs and (hopefully) reach fame? For most using the internet in 2003, MySpace was possibly their first real experience streaming music and discovering new artists online. What if I told you that MySpace has lost 50 million songs, uploaded from artists all over the world between 2003 and 2015?

Long gone are the times when bands and artists would upload tracks and demos and hope to become famous, just like big names like Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Lily Allen, Sean Kingston and Kate Nash did.

Posts on reddit already reported problems in songs playback a year ago:

I’ve seen this asked before without solution, but at this point I’m desperate. There are a couple of songs that it is of the utmost importance that I acquire… preferably in mp3, but I’m not even remotely fussy. The music doesn’t play on Myspace, and I’ve tried to rip it with some audio grabbers, to no avail. Hopefully someone more tech savvy than me is on here and can help!

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But today the news broke: MySpace has admitted that they have tossed every byte of music uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2005. As said in a statement viewable in the site homepage, 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

Bye-byes to MySpace have been said a long ago, but still, this makes artists sick.

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