MySpace Fourth Relaunch

Myspace Services are for the personal use of Members and may only be used for direct commercial purposes if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by Myspace. If you are a MySpace member then what Cynthia Boris reports may not be news to you, or maybe not. 

The only thing wrong with the new MySpace is the name. It’s the perfect name for an all-encompassing social network where I keep my favorite photos, thoughts from my friends, and links to my favorite TV shows, books and brands. Facebook should be MySpace, but that ship has sailed. What MySpace is about to become, is a social network for the music industry and it’s gorgeous. — read the full review here  MySpace Readies Another Relaunch; And It’s Good

Here’s what MySpaces Staff have to say:

We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, entirely from scratch. But we’re staying true to our roots in one important way—empowering people to express themselves however they want. So whether you’re a musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer or just a dedicated fan, we’d love for you to be a part of our brand new community.  Request an invitation 

The New Myspace

Discussion

MySpace was the most visited social networking site in the world between 2005 and early 2008.  Justin Timberlake bought MySpace in June 2011 along with Specific Media Group, according to GQ magazine. MySpace had 33 million visitors to the site in August 2012, but at its peak it had 100 million users. BTW that’s a 44 percent decline compared to a year ago (comScore).

What’s your take on this? Will MySpace rise to the top again?

15 thoughts on “MySpace Fourth Relaunch

  1. Way back in 2003, I set up my MySpace page before even hearing of the phrase “social media.” I’m still friends with some folks I met there, amazingly. I haven’t logged in for so long now, the fresh-start approach sounds appealing.

    • Hi there,
      I have never had a MySpace page and my overall impression of the site was a negative one until just recently. I may be interested in visiting there more due to the relaunch and emphasis on music.

      • That’s intriguing. It’s gearing up for an entertainment destination makes total sense, especially in these days of pandora, last.fm, soundcloud, etc. – all attuned to music. Were it not for MySpace way back then, I don’t know that I’d be interested in all this now, so it’s going to be interesting seeing if it can indeed spark a renaissance.

  2. I wish them the best of luck. Anything to chip away at the giant pile of idiocy FB has become. But, somehow, I don’t seem their success as too likely. FB’s momentum is too great. At least right now. And while there does seem to be a rising tide of dissatisfaction with FB, I suspect that even those who have issues with FB are still using it.

    • writerdood,
      My impression of MySpace pages aren’t positive ones as the ones I viewed were cluttered, confusing and LOUD! Maybe that trend will change or maybe my preferences for clean and well organized sites will.

      Mobiles are the future and Facebook is already experiencing that reality. I’d like to see Google+ wipe FB off the map, but I confess that I’m not sure why I feel that way. I have a long-standing antipathy towards FB that’s not reality based, as I don’t even have FM account. I have a leaning towards Google+ despite the fact I don’t have an account there either. Weird I know, but true.

      • i have used myspace since day 1. i have even stuck with it through the dark times. most of the profiles you are talking about are cleaned up since the 2010 conversion to myspace 3.0. its tsill glitchy but not as bad as it was before they were bought out. they are just keeping the current version running long enough to bring out 4.0 . they are working their tails off making it 1000% better than its ever been ive seen it and let me tell you youll enjoy it :)

  3. I think I still have my account. Way back then, I do remember that artists used it a lot for promotion. Then I started writing for an independent music blog and oh yes, I did plenty of reviews where the artists were still promoting themselves there. A few tried to carry things over to Facebook but I never remember that sticking.

    The general music industry has been more than just music. Artists cross over all the time into other media. Justin Timberlake himself did a lot of comedy work with the SNL boys calling themselves “The Lonely Island” now. So I’m not surprised he might have a vested interest to push it more beyond a “hey, come listen to my band.” Just the new format alone looks promising– the old original format was awful to look at. Seriously. It was good for beginners to practice some web design, but the format was limiting and most pages were these ugly, sprawling, monstrous things.

    I had an account– probably still do. My page was ugly too, and it’s a relief to think that mess will be wiped.

    • I have never had a MySpace page so I’m wondering how many of my readers have one now or are considering having one. It’s primarily a music site and who doesn’t like music?

      • This is true. I had a MySpace page once, long ago, before it was focused on music. I never used it, though. Still, I do have the account still set up, so should check it out once it’s ready.

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