MySpace‘s glorious comeback has already hit a snag, with the social network being called up on its current music selection. According to Ultimate Guitar, upwards of 100 record labels have claimed that MySpace has been streaming their music without consent.
Some of these record labels include indie powerhouses Beggars Group, Domino and Merge. Speaking to the New York Times on behalf of Merge, CEO Charles Caldas stated, “While it’s nice that Mr Timberlake is launching his service on this platform, and acting as an advocate for the platform, on the other hand his peers as artists are being exploited without permission and not getting remuneration for it,”
The site is attempting to rise again, this time with the financial support of Justin Timberlake, whose resurgence seems to be going a lot smoother. MySpace claim that any unauthorised material on the site must have been uploaded by other users and will abide by any take-down request sent from labels.
The brand new service was greatly anticipated, though since its recent unveiling, it seems to have lost a lot of steam.