Myspace lost 50 million songs after faulty server migration

Myspace says there’s no way to recover the lost data.
By ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL
| Updated on Mar 19 2019, 01:37 PM IST
Myspace possibly lost songs uploaded between August 2003 and 2015, from 14 million artists.
Myspace possibly lost songs uploaded between August 2003 and 2015, from 14 million artists. (Myspace)

MySpace has reportedly lost a lot of songs, possibly in millions, uploaded over 12 years during a server migration.

Due to a server migration project, photos, videos, and audio files which were uploaded by users more than three years ago are no longer available on Myspace, Cnet reported. In response to an email sent by Redditor u/austinjckson, Myspace said the files were corrupted and unable to transfer. Also, none of the lost data can be recovered.

Prior to this confirmation, there was news about files possibly being lost on Myspace about a year ago. The company had then said it would work on the issue and fix it.

Now, one of the people behind Kickstarter, Andy Baio, said that it meant the Myspace lost over 50 million songs, which were uploaded between August 2003 and 2015, from 14 million artists. Before Facebook or Soundcloud, Myspace was the most popular social platform giving birth to many popular artists like Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, and Panic! At the Disco.

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First Published Date: 19 Mar, 01:37 PM IST
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