If you used MySpace prior to 2015, we have some very bad news for you. Your old photos and songs may have just been lost forever.
In a statement, the site (which is evidently still around) explained,
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 [email protected].
Some users also got messages that said, “Due to a server migration files were corrupted and unable to be transferred over to our updated site. There is no way to recover the lost data.” (The message was likely sent to the spam folder of your Hotmail account, amiright?)
Before Soundcloud and Bandcamp, MySpace was one of the main ways that new artists streamed music and were exposed to fans.
It’s time to fire up the old RAZR phone, find contacts for your old emo bandmates and text them the bad news.