MySpace has revealed that it accidentally lost every piece of music uploaded to its servers between 2003 and 2015.
The once dominant online community was a massive force in music for almost a decade, with the simple task of getting on to the MySpace home page helping launch everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Kate Nash.
Sadly, it seems that a server migration issue has caused every piece of music uploaded between 2003 and 2015 to fall into the digital cracks.
That's a lot of music: in all, more than 50 million songs from 14 million artists has been wiped from the web.
The news emerged via a query posted on Reddit, with MySpace responding in a 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. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at DPO@myspace.com.”
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