UPDATE (01/17): The new Myspace has launched, coinciding with Justin Timberlake’s music comeback and new track release.
Launched in January 2004, bought by News Corp in 2005 when the website was the 5th most visited domain name, Myspace saw an exceptional growth until 2009, when Facebook took over. After a few years of strategic stampede, News Corp decided to get rid of this social network pioneer in February 2011. A team of investord – including American digital media company Specific Media, and actor/singer Justin Timberlake – put together a new Myspace, counting on a new design, new features, and the pop star’s aura.
What an incredible change, right? Myspace now looks like a perfectly designed app that allows you to do the same as the good old website, but with an enhanced and user-friendly experience. As Evolver.fm mentions it, the music player sits at the bottom of the page and allows you to keep listening while browsing, and adding new tracks while doing so. The focus is to give back to Myspace a social network aspect that had faded through the years. Interacting with the fans for the artists and vice-versa is made easier, and the bands can track data on their popularity as well.