Myspace has admitted that some 50 million songs uploaded to its platform between 2003-2015 have been lost. A statement from the social media site blamed a "server migration" for the loss of audio files belonging to over 14 million artists. Photographs and videos have also been lost.
In a statement, the company said: "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. We apologise for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies.
A large part of MySpace's mid-2000s success was based off its use by musicians and music fans. The site was bought by NewsCorp in 2005 for $580m. However, it was sold 6 years later for $35m to ad targeting firm Specific Media.
What happened to Myspace Tom?
In 2005 Myspace was sold to News Corporation for around $580m but Tom had remained in his role as president until 2009.
He was the removed as a default friend on Myspace in 2010, and instead he was replaced by the Today On Myspace profile.
Since leaving the company Tom had initially joined RocketFrog Interactive to work as an adviser, but later left. Over the last five years he has kept a quiet profile with very few updates on his other social media accounts or his website since 2017.
All signs seem to suggest that he has now retired from working online and he has instead focused on his other interests and hobbies.
Tom has his own Twitter account with over 200k followers, but he hasn’t tweeted since November 2017, while his last Instagram post was a #10yearchallenge picture in January 2019. His profile says that he is enjoying his retirement and has taken up photography as his new hobby.