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I’m bringing MySpace back! Justin Timberlake relaunches music service

by LLB Editor
16th Jan 13 12:55 pm

Call it a co-incidence or a calculated move but Justin Timberlake has relaunched music site MySpace, much like his character Sean Parker who founded Napster in the movie The Social Network.

The launch was timed perfectly with Timberlake’s new single ‘Suit & Tie’ featuring Jay-Z. However, the news fizzled out because it coincided with the day Facebook launched its search function and girl band Destiny’s Child announced they were back together.

The new site offers users to upload songs, create music mixes with slideshows, and streaming radio. The site also features tools for blogging, messaging, and photo and video sharing. Users can sign in through Facebook, Twitter or original MySpace accounts.

Launched in 2003, Myspace positioned itself as a platform for bands and musicians. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp bought Myspace in 2005 for $580m and sold it California-based company Specific Media for $35m last year.

Timberlake gave a sneak peek of the site in a tweet last year.

Speaking about his plans to revamp MySpace, Timberlake told Hollywood Reporter back in September:

“…With every obstacle comes an opportunity and I see this (relaunching MySpace), as bridging the gap.

“It’s just bringing the connection that much closer while still making the artist feel comfortable that they can make their art, lock themselves in a room and torture themselves as they do, and still find a way to comfortably connect with their fan base.”

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