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Myspace

social networking service with a strong music emphasis owned by Specific Media LLC and pop music singer and actor Justin Timberlake add

Category: Business

Launched in 2003.

Countries: United States (53%), United Kingdom (16%), (13%)

Main connections: Facebook, Imeem, Kelly Hayes (musician)

Linked to: Google, News Corporation, Alexa Internet, Facebook

 

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2003

In late 2003 Fin Leavell encoded his personal music into a Myspace profile, becoming the first Myspace musician add something

 

In August 2003, several eUniverse employees with Friendster accounts saw potential in its social networking features add something

 

Myspace was launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California add something


2004

Stephen Blackehart - In 2004, Blackehart produced Jenna Fischer's mockumentary film "LolliLove", and was among the first ever producers to make extensive use of social networking sites like MySpace to aggressively promote a feature film

 

Intermix Media - In February 2004, Richard Rosenblatt became CEO of Intermix and Chairman of MySpace


2005

From 2005 until early 2008, Myspace was the most visited social networking site in the world, and in June 2006 surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States add something

 

Shortly after Myspace was sold to Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News and 20th Century Fox, in 2005, they launched their own record label, MySpace Records, in an effort to discover unknown talent currently on Myspace Music add something

 

Uffie - Feadz constantly pressured Uffie to provide vocals for some of his tracks and finally in late 2005 Uffie wrote "Pop the Glock" while on holiday and released it as a Myspace demo

 

Lily Allen - She created several demo songs, and in 2005, she created a profile on Myspace where she made some of her recordings public

 

YouTube debuted in April 2005, and it quickly gained popularity on Myspace due to Myspace users' ability to embed YouTube videos in their Myspace profiles add something


2006

American mobile phone provider Helio released a series of mobile phones in early 2006 that could utilize a service known as Myspace Mobile to access and edit one's profile and communicate with, and view the profiles of other members add something

 

In early 2006, Myspace introduced Myspace IM, an instant messenger that uses one's Myspace account as a screen name add something

 

Myspace has been showing videos as early as 2006, but it has changed it name to MySpaceTV for a while add something

 

Since early 2006, Myspace has offered the option to access the service in different regional versions add something

 

The volatility of social networks was exemplified in 2006 when Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal launched an investigation into children's exposure to pornography on Myspace; the resulting media frenzy and Myspace's inability to build an effective spam filter gave the site a reputation as a "vortex of perversion" add something

 

These have been cited as factors why users, who as teenagers were Myspace's strongest audience in 2006 and 2007, had been migrating to Facebook add something

 

Adele (singer) - Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006

 

Demand Media - Demand Media was created in 2006 by a former private equity investor, Shawn Colo, and the former chairman of MySpace, Richard Rosenblatt

 

Ainslie Henderson - He did, however, reveal one track, "Coming Up For Air", on his MySpace profile in 2006

 

Fox Sports Digital Media - However, the group would later divest most of its properties; in 2006, Demand Media, a company run by Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media and chairman of Myspace, purchased back all of the non-MySpace assets Intermix had sold to News Corporation

 

Sabina Cojocar - In 2006 Cojocar released the single "Domine" and in September 2007, Sabina released on Myspace, a song she wrote herself

 

Sean O'Pry - In 2006, 17-year-old O'Pry was scouted from his prom photos on MySpace by Nolé Marin

 

Chris McCaughan - In 2006, Chris started writing songs for a solo project, while playing intimate shows around Chicago, and posted four demo songs on his MySpace page

 

Smooth (singer) - In 2006, Smooth launched an official MySpace profile page, revealing a cancelled EP that was set to be released in order to generate further buzz for "What-"; the same year, she was featured alongside former Immature member, Young Rome on the track, "Silly of Me", which has been speculated to be her last known musical effort

 

Wikipedia - In 2006, "Time" magazine recognized Wikipedia's participation in the rapid growth of online collaboration and interaction by millions of people around the world, in addition to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook

 

Mr. Oizo - The track appeared on Mr. Oizo's MySpace page in 2006 under the title "Patrick122"

 

In January 2006, Fox announced plans to launch a UK version of Myspace in a bid to "tap into the UK music scene" and have since launched similar versions in other countries add something

 

Anna Waronker - On January 18, 2006 Waronker joined MySpace, allowing people to preview some of her new songs

 

Helio (wireless carrier) - On February 16, 2006 and in conjunction with its initial handset lineup, Helio announced it had partnered with MySpace

 

Ron Welty - On February 26, 2006, Steady Ground released three demos on MySpace, entitled "Everyone's Emotional", "I Can't Contain Myself", and "You Better Close Your Eyes

 

Julie McCullough - According to Dave Itzkoff, writing in an article in the June 2006 "Playboy" magazine, during the rise in popularity of MySpace, McCullough was "Playboy"'s unofficial ambassador to the MySpace nation

 

In July 2006 several news organizations reported that YouTube had overtaken Myspace add something

 

Full service classifieds listing offered beginning in August 2006 add something

 

Jenna Jameson - In October 2006, it was reported that Jameson began dating mixed martial artist and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, whom she met on Myspace

 

Doris Pearson - In November 2006 Pearson revealed through a new MySpace page, that she too had moved back to the UK, and had been writing and recording since the New Year, with major producers

 

Kelly Hayes (musician) - On November 17, 2006, a MySpace post announced that Cold had decided to disband permanently

 

Kelly Hayes (musician) - On November 17, 2006, it was announced on MySpace that, after a period of uncertainty since that February, the group had decided to disband

 

Marc Scarpa - The first in the series and the first live broadcast on MySpace took place on November 18, 2006 at Club Space in Miami, Florida

 

Kele Okereke - The first single, "The Prayer", was released on 29 January, having been made available on Myspace on November 22, 2006

 

Burrito Project - In December 2006, The Burrito Project won the Myspace Impact Award for poverty relief


2007

By late 2007 into 2008, Myspace was considered the leading social networking site, and consistently beat out main competitor Facebook in traffic add something

 

In early 2007, Myspace introduced MySpaceTV, a service similar to the YouTube video sharing website add something

 

In late 2007, the site launched The MySpace Transmissions, a series of live-in-studio recordings by well-known artists add something

 

Throughout 2007 and 2008, Myspace redesigned many of the features of its site in both layout and in function add something

 

Britt Black - At the end of 2007 Britt Black announced on her MySpace that she was taking a break from touring to write and record her second album, but in February 2008 she announced on her MySpace that she is developing a new band

 

Debi Diamond - Debi resurfaced in 2007 on Myspace after nearly 12 years out of the spotlight

 

Alistair Griffin - He has since recorded new versions of several of these songs with Albion, which were made available as free downloads on MySpace in 2007

 

James Meredith (footballer) - He previously dated glamour model Maria Fowler after meeting her through social networking website Myspace, although the two broke up in 2007

 

Marshall Herskovitz - In 2007 Herskovitz ventured into the world of broadband production with the original series "Quarterlife", which debuted on MySpace and a dedicated social network called "quarterlife"

 

MTV - In 2007, MTV aired the reality show "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila", chronicling MySpace sensation Tila Tequila's journey to find a companion

 

Paul Nakad - In 2007, Rumors of a new album surfaced via his MySpace page

 

Sabrina Salerno - In 2007, Sabrina toured throughout the French Zénith venues with all her old hits, and her own cover version of the disco song "Born to Be Alive", premiered at her MySpace page

 

Natalia Kills - While writing music for films, Kills posted her self-produced and written demo extended play, "Wommanequin" on music social website MySpace in 2007 that attracted the attention of blogger Perez Hilton in 2008, her song received 2 million plays on the website and Kills reached the top of the unsigned artists chart

 

Nick Swardson - A copy of the live-action pilot was however made available on MySpace in January 2007

 

Scott Richter - In January 2007, his company Media Breakaway was sued by popular social networking website MySpace for allegedly gaining access to members' accounts and using them to send millions of spam messages appearing to be from users' MySpace "friends"

 

Burnout Paradise - In February 2007, EA games held a competition on MySpace known as Burnout Bandslam for unsigned U.S. and Europe bands to featured in "Burnout Paradise"

 

Kele Okereke - On 1 February 2007, "A Weekend in the City" was made available to listen to for free through the band's official Myspace website

 

Mike Vasas - The ensemble has done a few live performances, but little activity has occurred, and the Myspace page shows the last login as April 2007

 

Luba (singer) - An April 18, 2007 update on Luba's official website states that Luba chose to use MySpace to connect with her fans as well as for posting her music

 

Jonatan Cerrada - In May 2007, he created a new MySpace site "Tercero", showcasing songs, all sung in Spanish, with a distinct Latin and R&B style

 

Josh Hopkins - When it became a featured video on MySpace in June 2007, the vast increase in exposure led to some controversy as viewers debated whether the song was outwardly misogynistic or a broad satire of one-track-minded men and women

 

Jeffree Star - Separately, Star's MySpace page has 25 million listens to "Plastic Surgery Slumber Party" as of July 2007

 

Nathan Fillion - The final two produced episodes were supposed to air back-to-back on Fox in July 2007 but did not actually become available until July 15 when they were posted on the "Drive" MySpace page

 

Dominik Diamond - Prior to Diamond leaving, it was announced on the band's MySpace page that they would be playing at Wickerman Festival in Dumfries, Scotland on 21 July 2007

 

Travis Varcoe - In August 2007, Varcoe caused controversy after concerns were raised about the racial and sexual content featured on his MySpace page

 

Albert Hammond, Jr. - On 29 August 2007, Hammond announced on MySpace that he was going back into the studio to record his second album in October 2007 for five weeks

 

On November 1, 2007, Myspace and Bebo joined the Google-led OpenSocial alliance, which already included Friendster, Hi5, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Ning and SixApart add something

 

Rex Goudie - On Sunday, November 25, 2007, Goudie announced on his MySpace account the news that SONY BMG had indeed dropped him


2008

In 2008, Myspace introduced an API with which users could create applications for other users to post on their profiles add something

 

In 2008, Myspace launched a new Profile 2,0 as the next generation of the Myspace profile add something

 

In 2008, the Myspace homepage was redesigned add something

 

Myspace Music was redecorated in 2008 and 2009, making it more like an online music store similar to iTunes and Rhapsody, along with the ability to create playlists add something

 

Myspace Polls is a feature on Myspace that was brought back in 2008 to enable users to post polls on their profile and share them with other users add something

 

Myspace, in 2008, redesigned its music page adding new features for all musicians add something

 

Ericka Yancey - Her buzz singles, "One Day" and "Sugarcoat" were released in 2008 via her MySpace page but failed to gain recognition

 

Richard Oakes (guitarist) - In 2008, singer, writer and producer Sean McGhee confirmed on his Myspace site that he and Oakes were working on new material together

 

Janrain - In October, 2008, Janrain introduced Janrain Engage , a software as a service solution enabling websites to register and login users with their existing Facebook, Google, Yahoo, AOL, MySpace, Windows Live ID and Twitter accounts, and share content and site activities with friends on multiple social networks

 

Kat DeLuna - She began work on her second album, and premiered a new song, "Calling You", on her MySpace page and her official website in 2008

 

Butch Walker - "Sycamore Meadows" was originally slated for a holiday release in the summer of 2008, but was postponed due to personal reasons until November 11, according to his MySpace blog

 

Van Hunt - Hunt wrote on his MySpace blog in January 2008, that he couldn't promise that "Popular" would ever be officially released

 

On February 5, 2008, Myspace set up a developer platform which allows developers to share their ideas and write their own Myspace applications add something

 

Nadja Benaissa - According to her MySpace blog, she finished the album recordings with a second session in March 2008

 

The first public beta of the Myspace Apps was released on March 5, 2008, with around 1,000 applications available add something

 

Albert Hammond, Jr. - On 20 March 2008, Hammond posted a blog entry on MySpace in which he revealed the title of his second album, "¿Cómo Te Llama-"

 

Facebook - According to comScore, Facebook is the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors, having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008

 

On April 19, 2008, Facebook overtook Myspace in the Alexa rankings add something

 

Jean Grae - On 28 April 2008, Jean Grae posted a blog on her MySpace page saying goodbye to her fans

 

In May 2008, Myspace had added some security options regarding interaction with photos and other media add something

 

Nick Jago - In June 2008, Jago released a bulletin on MySpace stating that he was leaving the band in order to focus on a solo career

 

Lee Ryan - In June 2008, Ryan announced he was engaged to Samantha Miller, a twenty five year old hairdresser, having met on Myspace

 

Hoku - In a blog post to her MySpace profile in July 2008, Hoku stated that she had recorded many more songs than could be released on "Listen Up" and that additional tracks would be released on a future as-yet-untitled EP. As of January 2011, no further information has been released on her official sites

 

Grant Kirkhope - On 14 July 2008, Kirkhope stated in his MySpace blog that he was resigning from Rare

 

Kelly Hayes (musician) - On July 25, 2008, a blog written by Ward on The Killer and the Star's MySpace confirmed both a b-sides/rarities release and a new Cold album featuring the original line-up, due Fall 2009

 

Koren Zailckas - On September 1, 2008 Zailckas married Eamon Hamilton, singer and songwriter of the acclaimed band Brakes, whom she met on the social networking site Myspace, in Romainville

 

In November 2008, Myspace announced that user-uploaded content that infringed on copyrights held by MTV and its subsidiary networks would be redistributed with advertisements that would generate revenue for the companies add something

 

Little Boots - Choosing a new musical direction, Hesketh left Dead Disco; they officially revealed their disbandment on their Myspace blog in December 2008

 

Matt Skiba - In late December 2008 Steinbrick announced on Heavens' MySpace page, "This is no longer a Heavens page


2009

As of 2009, Myspace has started migrating from HDD to SSD technology in some of their servers, resulting in space and power usage savings add something

 

In 2009, MySpaceTV reverted back to Myspace Video once again add something

 

In 2009, Myspace added a new status update feature add something

 

In 2009, around the time that Myspace underwent layoffs and a management shakeup, the site "relied on drastic redesigns as Hail Mary passes to get users back" add something

 

Myspace IM was added as a default feature of Myspace by the end of 2009 add something

 

Dean Friedman - In 2009, Friedman wrote a 'reply' called "Tale Of A Baker's Son", in which he firmly placed Blackwell's parentage as being that of the local baker, posting it on Half Man Half Biscuit's MySpace site

 

Lights (musician) - In 2009, Lights released her third single to Canadian radio called "Ice" with a self-made video released via her MySpace

 

Ritchie Neville - In 2009, Neville opened a MySpace page for his solo project, RagztoRichez

 

Peter Murphy (musician) - On a blog posted on MySpace, Murphy announced he is at work on a new studio album to be released in 2009

 

Noname Jane - In January 2009, She announced on her Myspace blog that she would resume working with male talent

 

Kat DeLuna - The music video for "Unstoppable" premiered on Kat DeLuna's MySpace profile on January 23, 2009

 

Kai Stephens - On 2 February 2009, Phillips released a blog on the band's official Myspace page, saying "me and the boys are now back in the cherry lips recording facility working hard on the new tunes

 

Brendan Benson - In March 2009 Benson posted more collaborations with Monroe on his official MySpace entitled "Ballad of Pretty Baby", "Consider Me", and "On The Fence"

 

Britt Black - In March 2009 Britt announced on her MySpace that she will now be playing guitar in Lillix

 

Former AOL executive Jonathan Miller, who joined News Corp in charge of the digital media business, was in the job for three weeks when he shuffled Myspace's executive team in April 2009 add something

 

Chris DeWolfe - On April 22, 2009, News Corp. announced DeWolfe would step down as CEO and will be a strategic adviser to Myspace and serve on the board of MySpace China

 

Kristine W - On April 27, 2009, Kristine announced via her MySpace page that her new album "The Power of Music" will be released on June 16 featuring all four number one "Billboard Magazine" Hot Dance Club Play hits plus a rework of her first number one dance hit "Feel What You Want"

 

John Nolan (musician) - John announced on his MySpace blog on May 1, 2009 that he had decided to work on some solo material, some of which can be found on his MySpace and Bandcamp profiles

 

In June 2009, MySpace laid off 30 percent of its U.S. workforce add something

 

In June 2009, Myspace employed approximately 1,600 workers add something

 

Rich Cronin - On June 3, 2009, LFO posted a blog entitled "LFO IS BACK" on their official MySpace page which announced that they had reunited and were going on tour beginning July 9, 2009, with Rookie of the Year, Go Crash Audio, and Kiernan McMullan

 

Dave Kushner - On June 20, 2009, Scars on Broadway guitarist and solo artist Franky Perez announced via his official MySpace that he was in the studio collaborating with Kushner

 

Eric Wareheim - In late July 2009, Neil Hamburger posted a blog on MySpace stating that a pilot had been filmed, but that Adult Swim was not satisfied and had "pulled the plug on the project

 

Tim Heidecker - In late July 2009, Neil Hamburger posted a blog on MySpace stating that a pilot had been filmed, but that Adult Swim was not satisfied and had "pulled the plug on the project

 

Jeffrey Peterson - On July 20, 2009, Peterson sold the internet domain name "'demand.com"' to Demand Media Inc., a company controlled by former Myspace Chairman Richard Rosenblatt, according to multiple news reports

 

Charlie Simpson - On 29 July 2009, he made a Myspace page for his acoustic solo work

 

Tom Green - In September 2009, Green performed several stand-up comedy shows in Los Angeles , and later appeared at a MySpace secret stand-up event in New York

 

Kate Nash - On 2 September 2009, Nash began using her MySpace and Facebook pages to help spread the word of a young girl called Tilly who lost her hands due to meningococcal disease

 

On November 18, 2009, Imeem was acquired by Myspace Music for an undisclosed amount add something

 

Megan Joy - On Sunday, November 29, 2009, Joy uploaded two of her songs called "Feel Love" and "Incomplete" on her MySpace


2010

In 2010, Myspace abandoned the Profile 1,0 layout and made Profile 2,0 the standard features of the profile add something

 

In Summer 2010, the color scene of Myspace changed add something

 

The mood feature as of 2010 is not included by default with the status updates, but could be shared on the homepage as a separate update add something

 

Taku Takahashi - In 2010, Taku Takahashi launched his second record label, TCY Recording, featuring dance music artists who base themselves on MySpace music

 

Noname Jane - In August, 2010, She announced on her MySpace blog that she would only be performing with one male actor, Dick Danger, and that in spite of her earlier announcement, she had not subsequently worked with any other male talent

 

BeachMint - The company was founded by Myspace co-founder Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin in 2010

 

Performing Life, Inc - The project reported on its Myspace page that the release if "Hip Hop Kayma Vol. 3" is scheduled to in late 2010

 

On January 15, 2010, Myspace began restoring Imeem playlists add something

 

Rick Sanchez - On January 18, 2010 he began hosting his own two-hour show in the afternoons, "Rick's List", where he invited viewers to share their opinions and questions via MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter

 

Jeffree Star - The video premiered on the front page of MySpace on January 23, 2010

 

Megan Joy - On Monday, February 22, 2010, Joy revealed another new song called "Boy Next Door" which was uploaded to her MySpace and was featured on one of the episodes of the ABC show "The Deep End"

 

In March 2010, listening to the full song in the search results has been disabled and replaced by 30 second samples add something

 

On March 10, 2010, Myspace had some new features added like recommendation engine for new users which suggests games, music and videos based on their previous search habits add something

 

Lisa Marie Varon - On April 28, 2010, Varon announced on her MySpace blog that she would be leaving TNA the following month, after refusing to re-sign with the company, due to not receiving a pay increase

 

Lauren O'Connell - The duo recorded an EP titled "Room for Ghosts" in their home studio and released it through iTunes and their Myspace page on July 7, 2010

 

In August 2010, the home page was modified to give new room for the Myspace Stream and to make it resemble Facebook further add something

 

Peter Murphy (musician) - In August 2010, on a video blog on his MySpace page Murphy announced that he was once again going to be working with Mick Karn on a second "Dali's Car" album, adding this would be the first time they had seen each other since 1983

 

In September 2010, Myspace continued to work on improving the website add something

 

Nadja Benaissa - In September 2010, after months of speculation, the singer announced via MySpace that she had quit the band for good, leaving the No Angels as a trio

 

Brandon Bolmer - The album started streaming on the band's MySpace page on September 29, 2010

 

In October 2010, Myspace introduced a beta version of a new site design on a limited scale, with plans to switch all interested users to the new site in late November add something

 

The logo change was announced on October 8, 2010 and appeared on the site on November 11, 2010 add something

 

In November 2010, MySpace changed its logo to coincide with the new site design add something

 

In November 2010, the group feature was turned off; a user clicking on the "Groups" link in the features menu was led to a page that announced that groups were being revamped, and the user could sign up to be informed of when groups would come back add something


2011

The site may release 20 to 30 micro apps and go mobile in 2011 add something

 

In March 2011, market research figures released by comScore suggested that Myspace had lost 10 million users between January and February 2011, and that it had fallen from 95 million to 63 million unique users during the previous twelve months add something

 

Since the company has undergone several rounds of layoffs and by June 2011, Myspace had reduced its staff to around 200 add something

 

John 5 (guitarist) - In June 2011, John 5 officially closed his MySpace page

 

On June 29, 2011, Myspace announced to label partners and press via email that it had been acquired by Specific Media for an undisclosed sum add something

 

In the October 2011, Justin Timberlake said, "I don't have anything on my plate other than think-tanking a lot of different ideas for MySpace" add something


2012

In January 2012, the company announced at CES that it would introduce MySpace TV with Panasonic add something

 

In May 2012, the company settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding privacy concerns which included a 20-year regulatory privacy assessment program similar to that of Facebook and Google add something

 

In June 2012, Myspace had 25 million unique U.S. visitors add something

 

In September 2012, a new redesign was announced making Myspace more visual and apparently optimized for tablets add something

 

On September 24, 2012, Justin Timberlake, who has an ownership stake in the company, tweeted a link to a video showing a redesigned Myspace, which is dubbed the "new Myspace" add something


2013

Around midnight on Sunday January 13, 2013, new Myspace entered its open beta phase add something

 

By May 2013 , users have been able to transfer over to the new Myspace redesign add something

 

On 5 June 2013, MySpace announced that it would be shutting down all games on its platform, however no date was given add something

 

However, on June 6, 2013, Myspace announced that it would no longer support game applications add something

 

On 12 June 2013, Myspace announced the launch of a mobile app to accompany the new Myspace add something

 

On 13 June 2013, it was reported that MySpace deleted nearly all existing user content and discontinued "Classic MySpace" without consulting its remaining users in a reset of the site add something

 

As of November 2013, MySpace has only given access to blogs, continuing to neglect to provide access to users' messages and comments add something


2014

In April 2014, Myspace had 1 million unique U.S. visitors add something


2016

On February 11th, 2016 it was announced MySpace and its parent company were bought out by Time Inc. add something

 

On February 11, 2016 it was announced that MySpace and its parent company had been bought by Time Inc. add something

 

As of October 2016, Myspace was ranked 2,154 by total web traffic, and 1,522 In the United States add something


2017

As of March 2017, Myspace was ranked 3,178 by total Web traffic, and 1,650 In the United States add something


2018

As of January 2018, Myspace was ranked 4,153 by total Web traffic, and 1,657 in the United States add something


2019

In March 2019, Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 during a server migration add something

 

On March 18, 2019, it was revealed that Myspace lost all of their user content from 2016 and earlier in "a server migration gone wrong" add something