Myspace has admitted that some 50 million songs uploaded to its platform between 2003-2015 have been lost. A statement from the social media site blamed a "server migration" for the loss of audio files belonging to over 14 million artists. Photographs and videos have also been lost.
In a statement, the company said: "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 apologise for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies,
A large part of MySpace's mid-2000s success was based off its use by musicians and music fans. The site was bought by NewsCorp in 2005 for $580m. However, it was sold 6 years later for $35m to ad targeting firm Specific Media.