Myspace loses all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015


Myspace has lost a significant chunk of its archive.

Last year, Reddit users noticed that tracks could no longer be streamed via Myspace’s music player. Now, it’s been confirmed that the site’s archive, dating from 2003 to 2015, has been lost. As noted by tech expert Andy Biao, the archive contained “over 50 million songs from 14 million artists”.

A statement from Myspace reads: “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.”

“If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at”

An email circulating online from Myspace’s Data Privacy Officer confirms that “there is no way to recover the lost data.”

Myspace was the most popular social media platform in the 2000s, and in 2006 Jupiter Research published a report stating that the site generated the most community-related musical activity online – more so than any other platform. Artists and labels, including former Crack Magazine cover star M.I.A., had uploaded their music and connected with fans through the site. Read some of the responses to the news below.