MySpace lost 50 MILLION songs uploaded between 2003 and 2015

News 19/03/2019

MySpace is officially out of our top eight after this.

The old school social media platform - where you viciously ranked your top friends and played your favourite tracks whenever anyone visited your profile - has been fairly dormant since the Facebook takeover at the turn of the decade.

However, the site is still active and was believed to still play host to plenty of music until recently. Unfortunately, Redditors discovered that MySpace has lost a total of 50 million songs uploaded between 2003 and 2015.

'About a year ago, all music on MySpace from 2015 and older stopped working,' Reddit user BlueRajasmyk2 wrote. 'At first MySpace said they were working on the issue, but they eventually admitted they lost all the data (and apparently didn’t have backups?).'

Consequence of Sound later confirmed the site lost a total of 50 million songs by 14 million artists. To put that into perspective, in June 2014 the site reportedly hosted over 53 million songs by 14.2 million artists. That's a hefty chunk of tunes!

MySpace’s Data Privacy Officer Dr. Jana Jentzsch confirmed that “due to a server migration, files were corrupted and unable to be transferred over to our updated site. There is no way to recover the lost data.”

Don't worry, even if the songs are gone, your embarrassing photos are probably still floating around in cyberspace.