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This Non-Profit Has 450,000 Of The Songs Lost by Myspace

Last month, Myspace confirmed it had accidentally deleted 12 years worth of users’ music, along with photos, videos, and other audio files. Now, it seems the Internet Archive may be able to help some people recover what they’ve lost. The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of books, movies, software, music, and more. On Wednesday, The Internet Archive’s Jason Scott announced the Myspace Music Dragon Hoard. According to Scott, the collection contains 450,000 songs from 2008-2010 on Myspace, “gathered before they were all ‘deleted’ by mistake.” Myspace reported it had lost data uploaded between 2003 and 2015, but the Myspace Music Dragon Hoard doesn’t expand to all of those years. Still, for those who used Myspace as a window into early music by their favorite artists, it’s good news. ANNOUNCING THE MYSPACE MUSIC DRAGON HOARD, a 450,000 song collection of mp3s from 2008-2010 on MySpace, gathered before they were all "deleted" by mistake. includes a link to...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 5, 2019

Myspace Accidentally Deleted 12 Years Worth of Users' Music

Myspace isn’t thought of as an active social media site anymore. Most people really only go on to see what they were up to all those years ago and reminiscence over old music. But, it seems even that may not be possible anymore. Music uploaded onto Myspace between 2003 and 2015 is now gone, the company confirmed in a banner announcement that has since been taken down. Rumors that the files were lost actually started about a year ago on Reddit and the company said it was having issues with all songs or videos updated three years ago. The company tried to fix the issue, but it seems that didn’t work and  the company now says it has no way to find the data that was lost. According to The Verge , Myspace’s data privacy officer sent an email to a Reddit user who was inquiring about missing music. A screenshot of Myspace’s music page The company also confirmed that photos, videos or any other audio files uploaded may be lost as well. Myspace’s connection to music is really what kept the...

Vanessa Taylor

Mar 18, 2019