Wayback Machine Recovers 490,000 of the 50 Million MySpace Music Files Lost Recently

I saw several articles about the loss of MySpace music files recently lost that were partially recovered and added to the Wayback Machine, including https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18295014/myspace-lost-songs-dragon-project-tracks-web-archive-internet-archive-450000-recovery

The Internet Archive has published a catalogue of 490,000 MySpace songs uploaded to the service between 2008 and 2010 that were previously thought lost as a result of a botched server migration. These songs are less than one percent of the estimated 50 million tracks uploaded between 2003 and 2015 that the once dominant social network accidentally deleted.

https://www.factmag.com/2019/04/04/myspace-archive-rescues-lost-mp3-files/

https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/04/01/myspace-music-loss-google-facebook-online-data-archive

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/04/internet-archive-uploads-1-3-terabytes-of-lost-myspace-music/

It’s worth noting that the 490,000 saved files are less than 1% of the 50 million music files deleted by MySpace. I kept my old MySpace account because I liked the amount of music files that were available on it compared to what I could get on Facebook.

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1 Response to Wayback Machine Recovers 490,000 of the 50 Million MySpace Music Files Lost Recently

  1. Pingback: MySpace File Loss Update | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

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