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Some deleted MySpace music tracks are back from the dead

ANI | Updated: Apr 04, 2019 23:36 IST

<p>California [USA], April 4 (ANI): <a href="/search?query=MySpace">MySpace</a> conducted a server migration activity last month that resulted in 50 million songs getting accidentally <a href="/search?query=deleted">deleted</a>. However, an anonymous academic group had a copy of those <a href="/search?query=tracks">tracks</a> during their <a href="/search?query=research work">research work</a> and now peace is <a href="/search?query=restored">restored</a>.<br />According to The Verge, the group was studying <a href="/search?query=music">music</a> networks while <a href="/search?query=MySpace">MySpace</a> was still active and as part of their research, it downloaded 1.3 terabytes of <a href="/search?query=music">music</a> from the service. When the news of the data loss broke out, the group contacted the Internet Archive and agreed to share the files.<br />The Internet Archive has now published a <a href="/search?query=catalogue">catalogue</a> of 490,000 <a href="/search?query=MySpace">MySpace</a> songs uploaded to the service between 2008 and 2010. These songs are less than one percent of the estimated 50 million songs which were lost during the botched migration.<br />The retrieved collection is now available through an online interface designed to resemble <a href="/search?query=MySpace">MySpace</a>s original <a href="/search?query=music">music</a> player. You can search through the database using the <a href="/search?query=Hobbit">Hobbit</a> searcher. (ANI)<br /></p>
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