MySpace accidentally deleted 12 years of music and former teenage songwriters are incredibly relieved

Louis Staples
Tuesday 19 March 2019 10:15
Science and Tech
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MySpace is one of those things that only people of a certain age will remember.

Mention the early social media site to anyone in “Gen Z” and they’ll probably scoff at you in the same way their elders would their elders mentioned cassettes and before that when the elders of their elders mentioned "tuning into the ol' wireless".

The social media site (where everyone was friends with Tom) has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that "any photos, videos and audio files" uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available.

This means that millions of tracks - including those which launched the careers of stars like Lily Allen, Kate Nash and the Arctic Monkeys - have been lost.

MySpace said:

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 apologise for the inconvenience.

According to reports, around 50 million tracks by 14 million artists over that period could be lost.

Though, for many teenage songwriters who convinced themselves they’d be famous, the news has come as a relief.

Other people were just bemused that MySpace was even still a thing

Still, at least not at all was lost...

As Fallout Boy once said, "thanks for the memories" MySpace.

H/T: BBC

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