Grown-up emo kids across the globe are crying like their little sister stole their favourite eyeliner pencil because Myspace has just admitted to royally fucking up and losing 12 years worth of music.
As the BBC reports, any audio uploaded to the site before 2015 could now no longer be streamable due to a technical issue.
“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,” the former largest music-sharing platform in the world wrote in a statement, reported by the British broadcaster. “We apologise for the inconvenience.”
We are NOT OKAY.
Andy Baio, who helped build crowd-funding site Kickstarter, has tweeted that the loss could amount to some 50 million tracks, by 14 million artists:
I'm deeply skeptical this was an accident. Flagrant incompetence may be bad PR, but it still sounds better than "we can't be bothered with the effort and cost of migrating and hosting 50 million old MP3s."
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) March 18, 2019
Nothing to do now but jam some Short Stack and weep.