Former social media giant MySpace has reportedly lost thousands of media files on the site, including photos, videos, and music uploads, following a server migration that didn’t go as smoothly as planned.
A message on its website says that many media files uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available. The site has issued the following statement on the matter.
“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.”
MySpace helped to catapult many bands into the spotlight during its peak years in the mid to late 2000s, including now huge names like Bring Me The Horizon, Arctic Monkeys, You Me At Six, and Panic! At The Disco.
You can learn more about bands that were born on MySpace and where they are now in our feature (here).
The social media platform was also integral to the surge of the emo and alternative subculture at the time, and was a prominent part of pop culture.
In its prime the website was one of the highest ranked websites in the world, beating Google as the most visited website in the US in 2006.