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Myspace Lost 50 Million Songs From 14 Million Artists

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For those of you that thought the old Myspace platform was defunct well you were wrong, it is in fact still very much alive and kicking. But, and it’s a big but, there is a problem. The platform has just admitted that they have lost a huge amount of user files.

Once a social media powerhouse, Myspace has admitted to messing up big time and released the following statement: “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 and suggest that you retain your back up copies.”

WHAT??? The company released that statement because of a report by NME that was published last year that said that Myspace’s music links were not working.

Get ready for this, Myspace has said that they have accidentally lost over 50 million songs from more than 14 million artists that were uploaded to Myspace from 2003 to 2015, saying they are now gone, that’s right, gone! Photographs and videos have also been affected by what the company described as the result of a “server migration” project. This news resurfaced in part by a post on Twitter by tech expert Andy Baio. He tweeted last week: “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.”

How much can we trust internet companies to look after your uploaded material, well that’s up for debate, but use this story as a reminder to always backup, ALWAYS.

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