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MySpace (yes, remember that) Just Lost 12 Years of Your Music

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As reported by NPR and other outlets: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704458168/myspace-says-it-lost-years-of-user-uploaded-music

 

MySpace lost 12 years of customers' music, over 50 million songs from 14 million artists during a botched server migration.

 

I didn't even know MySpace still existed!

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Myspace isn't really a relevant platform anymore is it? This doesn't seem like a huge deal... I don't really care if they lost some tracks I made back in 2007. 

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Fuck u tom, you never wrote me back

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I agree with that guy's twiddler comment in the article, seems like an intentional whoopsie on their part.

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rip og tuss fakes

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lol

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definitely not new. the myspace music player has been busted for a while now (~2017 or so?). 

it seems odd to think so now, but a lot of people were using that site as a mini version of soundcloud, setting up Music specific pages and uploading tracks. wisp and venetian snares were uploading unreleased tracks for example.

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Fall of 2007 to fall 2008 was really the only time frame I ever used it anyway.

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it probably needed losing then.. 

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It's like a zen koan: if 50 million songs get deleted from an internet service that nobody's using who cares?

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Posted (edited)

I think folks are morning the loss of yet more non-archived web content. I remember some folks on EKT lost stuff they archived on megaupload when it was taken down. People used those in lieu of hard drives and servers because it was way cheaper. Myspace pages have been inaccessible for years but whatever hope that stuff was archived is now gone.

 

It's the zeitgeist just as much as the music we could of preserved that has been lost. It's crazy how much of the early .mp3 and CDr file-sharing era of underground music is completely lost whereas older era tapes and private press vinyl is still found from obscurity.

 

The same select same content is redundant and amplified by corporate and mainstream entities and likewise they can now exaggerate and create a revisionist history and account of recent decades that drown out more accurate yet nuanced and witness accounts of the same era. I heard a podcast where someone who was a kid and teen in the 70s mentioned that NO ONE talks about novelty songs from that era. Shit like "Disco Duck" was in the Top 10 and EVERYWHERE on radio, tv, etc. and people had to listen to it passively in some form. Not one retro show or film in set in that era has or will mention that - you'd think everyone was listening to now beloved punk, funk, glam rock, select disco pop, etc.

 

The 80s through mid-00s are a great example. Vaporwave and outrun has simultaneously highlighted while also creating this distorted idealized aesthetic of those decades that isn't very accurate. It's that ironic listacles and meme culture is often a more raw and honest recollection of what people actually listened to and did back in the day: wear JNCOs and blast Limp Bizkit from shitty CD players.

 

On a personal note I think all I ever uploaded was my mash-ups of SAWII tracks with slowed down and EQ'd tracks by Nirvana and other moody classic / mainstream rock. That and some remix I did for my buddy's bedroom electronic EP. Any other music I tried sporadically in the past I never uploaded / shared and scrapped.

Edited by joshuatx

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Posted (edited)

I think folks are morning the loss of yet more non-archived web content. I remember some folks on EKT lost stuff they archived on megaupload when it was taken down. People used those in lieu of hard drives and servers because it was way cheaper. Myspace pages have been inaccessible for years but whatever hope that stuff was archived is now gone.

 

Funnily enough this happened to my old software projects. The stuff I did on Commodore 64 is still preserved in Datassette tapes but most of things I did later with PC are lost forever because it was only stored on hard drives that eventually failed or got reformatted.

 

The same select same content is redundant and amplified by corporate and mainstream entities and likewise they can now exaggerate and create a revisionist history and account of recent decades that drown out more accurate yet nuanced and witness accounts of the same era. I heard a podcast where someone who was a kid and teen in the 70s mentioned that NO ONE talks about novelty songs from that era. Shit like "Disco Duck" was in the Top 10 and EVERYWHERE on radio, tv, etc. and people had to listen to it passively in some form. Not one retro show or film in set in that era has or will mention that - you'd think everyone was listening to now beloved punk, funk, glam rock, select disco pop, etc.

 

The 80s through mid-00s are a great example. Vaporwave and outrun has simultaneously highlighted while also creating this distorted idealized aesthetic of those decades that isn't very accurate. It's that ironic listacles and meme culture is often a more raw and honest recollection of what people actually listened to and did back in the day: wear JNCOs and blast Limp Bizkit from shitty CD players.

 

Yes, what I can remember from 80s media environment and visual aesthetic it was 90% nothing like vaporwave. Hair metal.. hair metal everywhere and MacGyver and Loveboat on TV.

Edited by mokz

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Oh no, I made an intro for a deathcore band at age 15 with aggressive distorted drums and samples of people vomiting and it will now forever be gone in the vast heaven of the internet :-( dangit. They used it for years, maybe they still have it.

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grabbed all of the stuff i needed a few years ago(all from 2003-2005):

 

a girl i dated in 2003's 5 acoustic songs

a friends band right after highschool that I still think were good for the time

the vocalist of that bands electronic tracks

a band i was in improvised 10 death/punk songs in about 2 hrs and posted it as its own band (Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes)

 

- oh and all the pics from any shows associated with those

Edited by colunga

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i was more pissed off when imageshack deleted tons of photos a few years ago and it caused a lot of watmm posts to get deadlinked

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ignore the top bit and pretend its about myspace. i just like his face in this one and cant be fucked to edit it.

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QuadrigaCX coincidence? He really wanted those tunes

 

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Damnit!

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there was a last step song called clifford or cliffords that i've never found, was on the myspace player for a bit. 

i don't even remember it being good or anything, it's just this tidbit piece of info in my head floating around knowing "that song used to exist" lol. 

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can u search hello spiral on that pls :^)

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