Can you identify the Myspace era scene queens and kings?
Jeffree Star, Jac Vanek, Hanna Beth, Audrey Kitching and so many more were Myspace royalty, but can you still identify the scene queens and kings?July 29, 2019
20ninescene might be alive and well, but we doubt we’ll ever see a movement quite like the scene queens and kings of the Myspace era. Taking it all the way back to 2006, it was a time when leopard-spotted hair, bright red skinny jeans and rainbow tutus were “fer sure” the latest fad.
Jeffree Star, Jac Vanek, Hanna Beth, Audrey Kitching and so many more were the fashion icons of the time. But can you still pick them out from a crowd? Try your scene queens and kings knowledge below.
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Back in March, Myspace lost over a decade’s-worth of material. All pieces of music uploaded from 2003 to 2015 were erased, which equated to about 50 million songs from 14 million artists. Additionally, many users reported that old photos and videos would also not show up.
“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,” the site says in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience.”
However, shortly after some anonymous internet superheroes came to save the day. Nearly half a million songs uploaded between the years of 2008 and 2010 have been recovered an entered into an archive that anyone can use.
According to Jason Scott, the proprietor of textfiles.com, an archive coined the “Myspace Dragon Hoard,” has rescued around 450,000 songs that were deleted as a result of the Myspace server migration.
Scott says the files were recovered by an academic group who took mp3s from the site between 2008 and 2010 while studying music networks.
“This set of 450,000 songs was done by an anonymous academic group who were studying music networks and grabbed 1.3 terabytes of mp3s to study from Myspace in roughly 2008-2010 to do so,” Scott says in a tweet. “And someone asked me, ‘Hey, do you want these, since they were lost?’ Yes, yes I did.”
You can check out the archive here. However, as pointed out by Mashable, the files are “named by Myspace’s CDN,” which means it will be very difficult for everyday users to search and find specific tracks.