MySpace has announced it has lost about a decade’s worth of users’ music upload files, which the company states is due to a server migration…
For those who’ve largely forgotten about MySpace, it’s still in business. But, the site recently ran into a huge problem. The once-popular platform has admitted it’s lost about ten to twelve years worth of users’ files.
MySpace Loses Over a Decade of User Uploads
Loyal users have reported issues with music, in-particular, uploaded between 2003 and 2015 for about a year now. Although the site is investigating the problem, it’s not likely it will recover those files.
Myspace accidentally lost all the music uploaded from its first 12 years in a server migration, losing over 50 million songs from 14 million artists. https://t.co/OyKB5Dxtw9
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) March 18, 2019
MySpace released a short statement in relation to the problem, saying the following:
“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.”
Unsurprisingly, some people are expressing skepticism, while others are taking it as a cautionary example of backing up files.
MySpace dominated the internet for a short time. NewsCorp purchased the digital entity for $850 million in 2005. (At the time, it was the most-visited site in the U.S.) Only six years after, it sold again for a fraction, $35 million.