MySpace loyalists, get ready to cry — the site has lost every song uploaded to it between 2003 and 2015.
That’s right, the platform had more than 50 million songs from 14 million artists, and the company confirmed it’s all gone.
“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,” the site posted in a statement.
The discovery was made after users informed MySpace that music, photos and videos uploaded to the site before 2015 would play or show up.
Many users have been reporting this issue for over a year. It has been detailed in a recent thread on Reddit.
The popularity of MySpace has decreased over the years, it hit peak popularity in 2006. That year, it even surpassed Google as the most popular site in the U.S. The early social media site was founded in 2003.
See how people reacted to the latest MySpace news on Twitter.
Holy shit Myspace has lost every piece of music uploaded to their site between 2003 and 2015. An entire archive just… gone, forever. https://t.co/CT9hBiYrEL
— Ed Gillett (@ehgillett) March 17, 2019
Myspace lost over 10 years worth of everyone’s uploaded music.
Don’t put your work into lobster traps, people.
Or if you must, keep redundant local backups. https://t.co/1pGHeGfaBb
— JP (@vectorpoem) March 17, 2019
Well that sucks but at least no one will ever hear my novelty noise band from 2005 now
— JΞΣΣΞ К. (@jessek) March 18, 2019
This is the burning of the library of Alexandria all over again.
— ❄️❤️RatFlavored❤️❄️ (@Rat_flavored) March 18, 2019
Hopefully they lost my old profile in the process, too.
But really, this is a great reminder that our digital information doesn’t last forever even if it theoretically *can*
— Jesse Tyler (@jessebtyler) March 18, 2019
What do you think of MySpace losing all of that music? Sound off in the comments below!
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