Dude, Where's Myspace?

Posted by Drew Stoga on September 20, 2011

myspace logoRemember a couple months ago when everyone got all excited because Myspace finally sold and, bizarelly, Justin Timberlake was part of the deal? There were talks of a complete re-branding and even an American Idol-style talent show hosted by JT himself. For a second there, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, Myspace was back.

So...what happened?

It's been almost three months since the initial announcement and we haven't heard or seen much from the new Myspace camp (Specific Media). They did release a new logo (above) and their homepage looks a little different, I guess...but not much else has changed so far (except traffic which continues to plummet).

One thing that has changed - they are no longer calling themselves a 'social network,' instead opting for the somewhat murky term 'social entertainment destination.' Some are seeing this as an admission of defeat to Facebook.

Myspace has promised that their new focus will primarily be on music, which was always the site's strength. If they follow through on the music angle, that has to be good news for all of you musicians out there, right?

You guys are our front line. We want to hear what you think about Myspace (the old and the new).

Are you still on Myspace? How often do you log in? Has it helped you get any gigs or make any industry connections? Please leave us a comment and let us know how you feel!

 

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