Myspace Has Lost A Decade’s Worth Of Music Uploads


You may not give MySpace a second thought these days but it was a major social network a long time ago. It has obviously not aged well since the advent of Facebook and other platforms but has kept chugging along. A recent server migration will cause problems for users who have still been holding on to their MySpace uploads from over a decade ago because the platform has lost a huge amount of user data.

Some users had been wondering for months why music links on MySpace were no longer working. The company had said that it was working to address the problem and it has now revealed the reason for the problem.

“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,” it said ^(https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47610936). This means that all music uploaded by users between 2003 and 2018 is now lost.

Some of you might remember that music used to be a pretty big deal on MySpace. It was largely used for sharing new music and has launched the careers of several artists such as Kate Nash and the Arctic Monkeys. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” MySpace said in a statement. One can only hope that affected users had backups.

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