Myspace’s music purge is the latest cultural scrubbing we’ll regret | Will Cox

Bob Dylans first acting role was wiped because it took up space. What might we mourn from 50m songs deleted from Myspace? Back when people still bought CDs and streaming media was a slow and frustrating experience, my teenage band recorded a number of average songs and put them out. I have copies of two of the three EPs we released. What didnt get committed to those low-print-run, landfill-fodder discs was uploaded to our MySpace and left to float in the digital forever of the internet. Two weeks ago, MySpace announced on their front page that archivist Philip Morris, the self-styled Indiana Jones of archival TV, travels the world looking for old tapes, finding Doctor Who in a Nigerian relay …