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MySpace

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A social networking web site based in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

MySpace home.

Myspace

A social networking site that focuses on music, movies, celebrities and games. It enables members to create a blog, share music, videos and photos and communicate via instant messaging and e-mail.

MySpace Was the Facebook of the Past
Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, it very quickly became the major social networking site on the Web. In 2005, it was acquired by News Corporation for more than a half billion dollars. Although it was the most visited site on the Web in 2006, within a couple years, MySpace was overtaken by Facebook and continued to decline. By mid-2011, the site had lost about 80% of its unique visitors, and the organization was sold to Specific Media for a fraction of the price paid by News Corp.

A New Focus on Music
Specific Media acquired the site in order to target it for music and entertainment. With the capital "S" dropped in its name (MySpace to Myspace), it is a venue that encourages musicians to upload their music and communicate with fans. The forums were dropped, but the sharing aspects were continued. See social networking site.
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Secret Concerts are among the ways MySpace Music builds loyalty among members of its online community.
We look forward to working with Sony BMG and the rest of the music industry to enable people to share their love of music with one another through the next generation of MySpace music services.
10 at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip that was seen by more than 500,000 people, and took over the entire MySpace music page for a week.
The first MySpace music release, a CD of unsigned MySpace bands, is due out in November.
Myspace is also the home of Myspace Music, which offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content to users and provides major, independent, and unsigned artists alike with the tools to reach new audiences.
The album will be available on iTunes US/UK/Canada/Japan/Mexico, Amazon MP3, Spotify, MySpace Music, Media Net, eMusic, Zune, Rhapsody, Nokia, Shockhound, Napster, Thumbplay and dozens of other websites.
APR 2005: MySpace Music launched, eventually hosting websites for more than five million acts.
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The full track listing of "Almost Alice," the soundtrack of Tim Burton's upcoming film "Alice in Wonderland," was unveiled on Tuesday on MySpace Music.
But fans desperate to hear their latest offering can listen to it for free via MySpace music at www.
Also take a look at MySpace, where you can set up a profile of your company, and Myspace Music, where teens can go to find about the latest bands.