Tag Archives: MySpace

Half a million of MySpace’s 50 Million deleted songs have been recovered

Posted by on July 1, 2020

  Last year, we discovered a year-long Reddit thread revealing MySpace lost 50 million songs after a server migration. Since the discovery, it appears they’ve been working on recovering the lost data as half a million of these deleted tracks have now been recovered. There’s a new search engine titled, lostmyspace, where long lost music […]

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Myspace lost at least 50 million songs from 2003-2015

Posted by on March 18, 2019

According to a year-long Reddit thread, Myspace lost all music uploaded to the site between the years of 2003 and 2015. Eight months ago, a reddit user pointed out the music player read the following error message: “As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than […]

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What Role Does Facebook And Social Media Play In Music Discovery?

Posted by on May 14, 2012

It used to be that every band had a MySpace page. Now, almost every group has a presence on Facebook. And now it’s become even easier (or harder if you ask music app makers) to listen to music via Facebook thanks to Spotify and other streaming services. But according to new research, social media still […]

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Justin Timberlake Takes Ownership Stake In MySpace

Posted by on June 30, 2011

After word leaked of its sale yesterday morning, it was later confirmed that MySpace was being sold to advertising network Specific Media for dismal $35 million. Two things popped into many people’s minds upon the announcement, one being “wow, MySpace was sold for that little?!” and the other being “who is Specific Media?” While the […]

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MySpace Likely To Be Sold For Only $20 Million

Posted by on June 29, 2011

According to All Things Digital, News Corp. is about to sell MySpace for an asking price as low as $20 million-$30 million. At the moment, advertising network Specific Media and private equity firm Golden Gate Capital are the two frontrunners in acquiring the one-time king of social networks. The purchase will also reportedly include as […]

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MySpace Gives The Pink Slip To 47% Of Their Employees

Posted by on January 12, 2011

2011 isn’t starting out so well for MySpace. PaidContent.org reports that the one-time king of social networking has cut almost 500 employees, or 47% of its work staff. In MySpace CEP Mike Jones’ statement regarding the layoffs, he mentioned the following: “Today’s tough but necessary changes were taken in order to provide the company with […]

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MySpace – A Place To Pay For Music?

Posted by on July 9, 2010

It’s been a bad year so far for the site that everyone fell in love with when Facebook and Twitter were still in diapers.  In the first half of 2010, MySpace has taken one nosedive after another and fans are leaving in droves. Back in March, Metal Insider reported how the former social network heavyweight […]

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Linkin Park Announce New Album Details, Contest.

Posted by on July 9, 2010

Linkin Park has set A Thousand Suns as the title of their new album, set to be released on September 14 via Warner Bros. Records. The band has also announced a competition where fans can help produce and add music to a new song called “The Catalyst” through MySpace.

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Could Hollywood Undead Have Saved MySpace Records?

Posted by on January 18, 2010

We’re hearing rumors of major shakeups at MySpace Records, if not a complete shutdown of the label altogether. Information is scarce on the joint venture between the News Corp-owned social network and Interscope Records, but TechCrunch reports multiple sources confirm the release of a large chunk of the label’s team, as well as GM Jay […]

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Tunecore Signs Deal With MySpace

Posted by on December 15, 2009

Digital distribution company TuneCore, which helps musicians get on services like iTunes, has signed a deal with MySpace letting artists share in revenue when their music is streamed on the social media network.

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