Myspace deleted 12 years’ worth of music in a botched server migration

Were you in a band with a Myspace page between 2003 and 2015? If you were, then any music you uploaded to the social media network is now gone. In an email sent to Redditor u/austinjckson, the company’s data privacy officer confirmed that “due to a server migration files were corrupted and unable to be transferred over to our updated site” (via BoingBoing).

News that the files may have been lost first surfaced a year ago when the company said that it was experiencing an issue with any songs or videos that were updated over three years ago. At the time, Myspace said that the issue would be fixed, although it was unable to say when. Unfortunately, it now seems that this fix wasn’t possible and “there is no way to recover the lost data.”

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