The New Myspace. Does it Stand a Chance?

September 25, 2012{ 12 Comments }

Myspace has released a video featuring an upcoming reboot of the ailing company’s flagship social platform. As you can see, the video does an amazing job of showcasing what looks like the future of social media. In fact, it makes Facebook look like the Model-T of interface design. And it raises the question: Did Justin Timberlake actually know what he was doing when he invested heavily in the purchase of the company from News Corp last year?

But will a slick new interface bring back the users that have been fleeing Myspace for years now? And is the new Myspace really as easy and sexy as the video makes it seem?

The new design does seem to borrow heavily from the Pinterist-style photo-montage layout, while integrating music and social aspects.

It’s hard to tell what the future will hold for Myspace based on just 2 minutes of video, but it would be quite a feat for the former social networking giant to catapult back to the forefront of music and social media.

Are you ready to dust off your old Myspace account and give this new version a spin? More importantly, do you still remember your password?

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  • http://catholicservant.com Craig Berry

    Sure…I think it stands a chance. Barely believe I'm saying it, but yeah – looks like they're doing it right.

  • The Bronco Kid

    I'm Rootin' For You! ~TBK

  • http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/author-chris-robley Christopher Robley

    Thanks. Fixed it.

  • Marz

    Interesting. I will log in and give it my personal "musician's beta testing". Thanks for the heads up on the new MySpace. I hope give musicians more freedom to network and the general public global options to customize who can reach them. This would allow us musicians to network until our heart's content while also giving normal users the power to not be effected if they want to opt out.

  • http://www.diroski.com/ Gemma D Lou

    I think it looks real good, a lot better than the previous versions. And it seems tonnes more intuitive, so I hope that it will be a lot more easier to discover new bands. Thanks for the share.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/brucejamescoleman BruceColeman

    I liked the old Myspace before they Facebook-ify it because at least on the old myspace you can copy and paste html codes to your page, you can't do that in Facebook, Myspace was like having your own personal website, as a rap artist i started my very own website and it's very similar to building up like the old Myspace HTML codes.

  • ukraineman

    No. The biggest part of the problem with MySpace was the fact that there were NOcontrols on who got accounts…we're starting to see the same thing with fake Facebook profiles as well but to a lesser degree. And there was a CONSTANT barrage of invites and stupid STUPID band advertisements and promos. Sorry musicians, but we got all googly-eyed over finally being able to communicate ideas to a lot of people at the same time but then we communicated the WRONG idea…that we didn;t care about the people, just about their dollars and presence at shows.
    I think MySpace should have just changed it's name and started from scratch, even with signups…

    • @PTRILLA

      http://myspace.com/MRBLUESTARSUN MYSPACE IS GOOD WEBSITE PROMOTE MUSIC AND AS FAN OF OTHER MUSICIANS AND MUSICIAN MYSELF. IF I CAN'T CONNECT WITH PEOPLE AS PERSON THEN I DON'T EXPECT THEM TO LIKE MY MSUIC WHICH IS WHY I CREATE MUSIC AND PUT TOGETHER PRIVATE PARTIES TOGETHER SO PEOPLE CAN CONNECT WITH ME AS PERSON AND MUSICIAN.

  • http://twitter.com/CFull27 Chris from CHARETTA

    Its possible because people are tired of facebook. Though personally, that design looks fancy, but not user friendly.

  • http://members.cdbaby.com/ CD Baby

    Ah. fixed it!

  • juepucta

    How many times does stockholder Timberlake show up in that vid?

  • Fred

    I'll give Myspace another try, as I still have the account. I'd like a music social media site that I paid a reasonable fee for, and then had some say (voting, etc) on how it was run. Kinda socialist I know, but FB is mainly collecting data on us all, and who knows what they'll do with it.