MySpace had admitted to losing 12 years worth of uploaded music in a recent “server migration project.” During the period between 2004 and 2015, 50 million songs by 14 million artists were uploaded to the site.
If you head over to MySpace you’ll notice a gray bar at the top of its music pages which 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 apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies.” Users who uploaded their songs during this period, as well as fans are understandably alarmed.
Musicians who got their break on MySpace include, Lil B, Calvin Harris, and the band, Panic! At the Disco. Diddy even discovered Janelle Monáe on MySpace during this period, while Soulja Boy and Skrillex used the site to build their followings.