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Timberlake relaunches Myspace

14:00 AEST Wed Jan 16 2013
Tara Prangell
Timberlake relaunches Myspace
The landing page prompts users to try Timberlake's latest song

Myspace, and not MySpace with a capital S as it was once branded, has relaunched today following an invite-only ‘beta mode’ in place since last July.

Superstar and web entrepreneur Justin Timberlake has resurrected the site with a renewed focus on music and shared content, much like its humble beginnings when launched back in 2003.

The new online music site has been redesigned with a landing page that allows users to hear Timberlake’s latest single, which coincides with his long-awaited return to music.

Instead of trying to compete with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Myspace has been rebranded as an online music playground with new competitors such as Pandora and Spotify.

Timberlake and Specific Media co-purchased the site in 2011 for US$35 million, a margin of the US$580 million price tag News Corp paid in 2005 as a result of years of declining membership.

What do you think of the relaunched Myspace? Will you give it a go?

User comments
I think thta Myspace was always good as a place for bands to put their stuff out there. I only ever used it for checking out bands.