MySpace has just announced that it has accidentally lost every single piece of music uploaded to its servers between 2003 and 2015 due to a server migration issue.
In its prime, the online community was a huge force in the music industry for nearly a decade, especially after the MySpace home page launched a variety of artists like Arctic Monkeys and Kate Nash. Now, over 50 million songs from 14 million artists have been erased from the internet.
MySpace has admitted that they have lost every bit of music uploaded to the site between 2003 and 2015 – that’s over 50 million songs, from 14 million artists:https://t.co/E96zeIPjrD pic.twitter.com/RXObFgjeMI
— Dazed (@Dazed) March 18, 2019
The news was released through Reddit, where MySpace responded to a question about what happened to all of MySpace’s uploads.
“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 company wrote in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzch at DPO@myspace.com.”