Myspace Officially Back In Business
June 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM (PT)
MYSPACE, the music-based social network that fell on hard times with the rise of FACEBOOK, has officially launched TODAY. Acquired by CEO TIM VANDERHOOK, his brother CHRIS and recording artist JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MYSPACE's rebuilt platform is now out of beta, with a free new mobile app available at its App Store.
MYSPACE is designed to showcase creativity, foster collaboration, and promote discovery. New features and tools work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices to provide an integrated and complementary experience.
"The magic of MYSPACE has always been at the intersection of creative expression, community, promotion, and discovery," TIM VANDERHOOK said. "MYSPACE aims to power a new ecosystem catering directly to the creative community, enabling artists to manage their digital presence, build an audience, upload and distribute their content, and learn from data all on a single platform."
MYSPACE will have its own streaming service, with access to 53 million songs. The mobile app's My Radio feature allows people to create and program their own radio stations, which can be streamed for free on an unlimited basis. Stations can be produced by anyone, giving each member the opportunity to play the role of DJ and promote the music they love to the broader community.
The site also offers a tool that allows people to create and share animated GIFsn as well as an analytics suite called Insights, which offers a set of visualized data reports telling artists how big their audience is, which fans are most influential, and what's resonating with them.