MySpace, one of the first social media services, has apologised after losing all of the 50 million plus songs which had been uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015.
“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,” the firm said in a statement.
The platform has nosedived in popularity since it was founded in 2003 but in its prime it attracted millions of users. In 2006 it was the most visited site in the US – beating Google. It was a popular platform for hosting and sharing new music, and has been credited with helping to launch the careers of artists including the Arctic Monkeys.