Myspace II

Apparently the new Myspace is a music business, not a social business.

I remember not so long ago when Imeem decided it was a social network enhanced by music rather than the reverse, I assume because the social features had a better chance of being profitable.

I remember not so long ago when Myspace’s edge as a music provider was that it didn’t pay royalties, so had a chance of surviving. The sense I get now is that Rupert and Fox are culturally from the media business, they were unable to run Myspace as a tech company, and now they’re retreating to familiar ground out of habit.

I dunno, man. The whole internet music industry is fishy, and this particular fish makes even less sense than the norm.