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Internet Archive Recovers Half a Million ‘Lost’ MySpace Songs

The Internet Archive has come to the rescue once again. The nonprofit digital library this week unveiled the MySpace Music Dragon Hoard, a collection of 490,000 MP3 files from 2008 to 2010 on the long-abandoned social media site. From a report: While the recovered tracks make up less than one percent of the music lost by some 14 million artists, it is still a sizable cache weighing in at 1.3TB. The lost songs were given to the Internet Archive by an “anonymous academic group” that had downloaded the music over a three year period to study. When the group learned of the data loss last month, it offered all it had to be preserved.


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