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MySpace Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)

    With Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about 2004 or so -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold To MySpace: The Internet Is Not A Laughing Matter

    ​Outdated social media sites are taking a beating this month. In addition to today's news that Friendster will be shutting down, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold's charge against the slightly older "a/s/l" site MySpace seems to be gaining steam. Pecknold tweeted earlier this month that he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    News Corp. Can't Give Myspace Away

    ​Myspace, the long-floundering social networking site acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $580 million in 2005, has been planning a mid-2011 sale for some time, though interest has been decidedly low. Last year alone, ad spending dropped 37%, while they lost 15% of total users, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    T-Pain, Proud Owner of a New Facebook Tattoo, Probably Wants You To Forget He Once Wrote a Song About MySpace

    Quoth T-Pain: "I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o" T-Pain is so determined to show how much he loves social media that he's just recently inked a Facebook "LIKE" button on his body. But what's especially terrific about this nerd-world news? This isn't the AutoTune O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Sex Offender Suing MySpace Because He Got Caught

    "Why don't you have a seat?"​From Adweek comes the troubling story of a convicted Georgia sex offender, Cory Hubbard, who is suing MySpace for providing authorities his information based on an out-of-state warrant. Hubbard's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges that the struggling social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Myspace is Still Dying, Preps For Layoffs

    Back in the day...​Myspace, the News Corp.-owned social network of yesterday, will layoff between a third and half of its approximately 1,100 employees, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, again reigniting chatter about the company's epic failure since a 2005 acquisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    Pandora, MySpace and More Apps That Send User Info to Advertisers

    ​A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Even the New Gap Logo Hates the New MySpace Logo

    ​Amid an internet uproar about how bad the new Gap logo is -- and just after iTunes faced similar scrutiny for the updated iTunes 10 icon -- MySpace is getting in on the Any Press is Good Press action by releasing their own terrible new logo. TechCrunch describes it literally as "the word 'my' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Announcing the First Annual "Worst Band Name In New York Award"

    When this isn't the cover of your single, but something that reasonably comes up in a Google Image Search for your band name, there is a problem. As much as we love local music, New York bands have a long, inglorious history of naming themselves totally stupid shit--romanticize the glory days of CB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Watch: Free Energy Go Rock 'n' Roll High School With the Video For "Bang Pop"

    In case you didn't get the subtext of every Free Energy song ever, here is the quintet taking over a high school, invading the girls' locker room, smoking in the bathroom, etc., to the buoyant tune of "Bang Pop"--one of many, many songs like this on Stuck on Nothing, their debut LP, which somehow ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    Hear "American Slang," Title Track Off The New Gaslight Anthem Record

    ​Sounds like these guys have been listening to a little Ted Leo, huh? Head to their MySpace now for your first taste of American Slang, out in June, and from the sounds of it another fine, yearning slice of Jersey-boy anthemia. (There's a tune called "The Queen of Lower Chelsea," though, so cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Hot Chip And Free Energy Are Doing A Free Show At Highline Ballroom Friday Night

    ​Courtesy of MySpace, but of course. Free Energy are SOTC-approved party-starters ("The most fun I'll see a room have all week," Zach once averred, and that was CMJ week, and Hot Chip's imminent One Night Stand is reliably excellent "Flight of the Conchords but (kind of) serious" electro-pop. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Interview: Just Blaze Talks Baseline Studios, From the Making of Jay-Z's The Blueprint to the End of an Era

    "For The Blueprint, Jay-Z literally just walked into the studio one day and was like, 'Anybody got some beats?'" Kanye mourns, 1.30.10.​Last Thursday, when producer Justin "Just Blaze" Smith announced he was closing shop at Baseline Studios, longtime recording homebase for Roc-A-Fella Records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    New St. Vincent Video: "Laughing With a Mouth of Blood," Featuring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

    Not news that St. Vincent's Annie Clark has all kinds of special friends--she just came off a week in NYC that involved performing with everyone from David Byrne to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to the National. So of course she pulled ThunderAnt, who go by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein when not d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Rumors Abound That Def Jux Is Not Long For This World

    ​Def Jux, the indie hip-hop empire run by rapper/producer El-P, might be shutting down; how credible you find these whispers depends on how much stock you normally place in a website called shabooty.com. While the label hadn't exactly had a megahit in a while, dense and claustrophobic early-au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The 50 Worst Songs of the '00s, F2K No. 3: Tila Tequila, "I Love U"

    F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. In which the poster girl for MySpace's musical efforts asks the timeless question, "And who the fuck is this bitch on your page, with her big-ass tits up on your top eight?"

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Rihanna Plays Hammerstein For Free Tomorrow

    ​She's such a fucking lady! Rob Harvilla's close reading of Rihanna's new record, Rated R, can be found here; "Hard," the song that makes whatever absurd line outside of Hammerstein tomorrow morning maybe worth it, can be heard here. The choice is yours. [MySpace]

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    The Vivian Girls Meet the Chantels

    ​"He's Gone," to be specific. This has been a live move for a little while now for them. Will it convert the people who save their well-they-can't-play-their-instruments-so-yeah-they're-not-very-good arguments? No. Even (especially) a cappella, no. Fans that we are, we might argue for the past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Clipse Are at Hiro For Free Next Tuesday

    ​Not the first time this year they've gone the secret elaborate MySpace free show route. RSVP here. Maybe Cam will show up this time. Video of Pusha T flashing a promo copy of Till the Casket Drops while simultaneously slipping in the fact that the record's been pushed back to December 8th, ri ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    THE KYP SHOW

    TVOTR force, unleashed alone

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009

    DARK HOPE

    Local folksters have stories for days

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Stream the Perplexing Entirety of fun.'s Aim & Ignite

    ​ It's a little bit hard to know how to take the New York City-based band fun., whose existence dates back only a short year, to when the Format's Nate Ruess, former Anathallo member Andrew Dost, and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff started playing together in the winter of 2008. Their debut, Aim & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    OMG Almost Time for The Michael Jackson Viewing/Concert!

    The live streams are up and running! Here's the Jackson Deathmobile, seen at the Fox News Stream loading in his casket! The Celebrity MySpace stream more somberly features a black screen with the words: "ATTENTION ALL MEDIA OUTLETS: The services are expected to begin in 10 minutes." Whoops, break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Another Indie Label Goes the Totally Free Route

    Magic Bullet, the erstwhile Virginia hardcore label and early home to bands like Cave In, Frodus, and Boy Sets Fire, recently announced a partnership with the online music start-up GimmeSound to give a large part of their catalogue away, for free:

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Stream Dinosaur Jr.'s Farm

    Stream the entirety of Dinosaur Jr.'s rock solid Farm, out this coming Tuesday, at their MySpace. On top of the three songs already out and circulating--the ferocious, double-soloing "I Don't Wanna Go There," album highlight "I Want You to Know," and "I'm Over It"--we heartily recommend "There's No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    M.I.A. Officially More Influential Than Prince, Lil Wayne, or Kanye West

    Congratulations to M.I.A. for making Time's list of the 100 most influential people in 2009, two years after her last record, and three months after being nominated for her first Grammy. Spike Jonze, in his adulatory but perceptive ("She reacts to whatever's in front of her: 'Those are booming India ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009
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    March 9, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Do "Zero" Video

    Pretty perfectly pitched Yeah Yeah Yeahs video for "Zero": Warfield Theater marquee, bright in the rain; Karen O, getting her face on in the dressing room mirror, zipping up all sorts of latex and leather, then bursting through a red curtain and onto the street. Barney Clay gives the video the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Artsy, Non-Celebrity Nude Site Enlivens Wednesday Afternoon

    Running celebrity nudes was making us feel a little cheap, but we have learned to just put the words "celebrity nudes" in our posts -- more than once if possible! Celebrity nudes! -- and then run, or link to, any old nudes. Fortunately today we have a project of some genuinely non-prurient interest: ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009
  • Music

    February 18, 2009

    On the Bad-Sex Revenge Fantasies of Lily Allen

    A starlet finds 50 ways to insult your lover

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lily Allen Playing Free Show at the Bowery Ballroom with Matt and Kim (!?!)

    Lily Allen's new record It's Not Me, It's You comes out officially next Tuesday, February 10--it's been streaming on MySpace for days. Remember, the sassy pop tart partly owes her career to Tom Anderson and his WarGames ways, so it's fitting that she'll be headlining a free MySpace "Secret" Show at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Please Stop Spoofing the Shepard Fairey Hope Poster

    It was maaaaaaayyyybe cute for a while. But now you just look like a fool. Are you still guffawing about riffs on Tom's MySpace picture too?

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Music

    September 17, 2008
  • Music

    September 10, 2008

    Why MySpace Music Won't Succeed

    Rupert Murdoch's pride and joy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    El Perro Del Mar and Lykke Li Tonight and Tomorrow

    Lykke Li, staring down the lens in her MySpace photo The pretty young Scandinavians are skipping across the Atlantic so fast nowadays it's hard to tell who's opening for whom. El Perro Del Mar, a/k/a Sarah Assbring, weeps over girl-group nostalgia; she's looking down and away in her MySpace photo. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008
  • Music

    March 4, 2008

    Spring Music Preview: The Teenagers and the Porn/Pop Split

    The Teenagers have dirty mouths and an accent

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Clinton and Obama Face Off

    Last night's Democratic debate in Ohio dominates today's tabloids, and with good reason. Chances are that next week's primaries in Texas and Ohio could be Hillary Clinton's last stand, and she is obviously drowning, not waving. Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin accuses Clinton of "too much whinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Hillary Clinton is My MySpace Friend

    A writer for the Denver Westword befriended presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama through MySpace. John Edwards and Joe Biden weren't so friendly. From the Westword:

  • Music

    August 14, 2007

    Who Played Ya?

    On the quite possibly ill-advised online hunt for the star of the Biggie Smalls biopic

  • Music

    July 24, 2007

    Hasta La Muerte

    Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it's speaking Spanish

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Who Dat? We Want to Know.

    Hi there. I'm so cute I don't even need to blend in my blush. If you think All City's a negative jerk, "[S]omeone who talks so much shit [you] probably just ate some" according to one weirdly defensive commenter (Wassup J! If you so cool, why you still on AOL?), you will be surprised to find out th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2006
  • Music

    May 2, 2006

    Cortex-Cutting Cobras

    More desperate gutter psych-rock from Texas

  • Screens

    January 17, 2006

    Dry Space

    What happens when Murdoch buys the Web's networking portal

  • Screens

    August 9, 2005

    TheirSpace?

    A rumor that a community-built Web behemoth has become a corporate trap

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