MySpace lost 12 years worth of pictures and music — and now everyone can breathe a sigh of relief

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  • On Monday, word got out that MySpace has lost any video, picture, or music that was uploaded between 2003 and 2015.
  • Those who were worried about what may have been lurking on their now-dormant MySpace profile can now breathe easily.
  • Many are joking about the data loss – which is admittedly maybe not a joking matter – on Twitter.

On Monday, word got out that MySpace has lost any video, picture, or music that was uploaded before 2016, as Variety reported.

The company has lost all photos, videos, and music uploaded between 2003 and 2015, it said in a statement. This includes over 50 million songs.

“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,” MySpace said in a statement. “We apologise for the inconvenience.”

The issue was first flagged by Reddit users a year ago. People on r/Technology raised the issue again this week. This is a huge loss for musicians; the platform has been credited with helping launch the careers of artists like the Arctic Monkeys and Calvin Harris.

But some former scene kids see this is a victory of sorts. Those who spent the early aughts with teased hair and documented it online can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Many are commemorating what seems to be the end of an era on Twitter.

See, mum – It was just a phase!

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