MySpace Has Lost Every Song Uploaded Between 2003-15
MySpace has confirmed that it has lost every single song uploaded to the social media platform between 2003 and 2015.
Throughout the 12-year period, over 50 million songs from 14 million artists were uploaded to MySpace, and now they have disappeared, due to problems encountered during a server migration.
In an official statement, MySpace say: “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 and suggest that you retain your back up copies,” it continues. “If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at DPO@myspace.com.”
Tech Expert, and one of the people responsible for building Kickstarter, Andy Baio tweeted his doubts over the announcement.
“I’m deeply skeptical this was an accident. Flagrant incompetence may be bad PR, but it still sounds better than ‘we can’t be bothered with the effort and cost of migrating and hosting 50 million old MP3s,’” he said.
I'm deeply skeptical this was an accident. Flagrant incompetence may be bad PR, but it still sounds better than "we… https://t.co/RECVG53ecJ— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) Mon Mar 18 05:16:20 +0000 2019
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