RIP, Myspace (Plus, Stories I Wrote in 2016 and 2017)

After three years of finding subjects, interviewing, and organizing the calendar for Myspace’s Artist of the Day section, it died in mid-2017. Frankly I’m surprised that the Myspace Music Site revival lasted that long – I’d figured that Time Inc (which had bought it from Viant) had forgotten about it when they bought the brand in 2016. Alas, Time consolidated their content and basically just started feeding music stories from NME and Entertainment Weeklly instead of gathering original content. I was sad for my freelance flow, but at least I got to write 135 stories for the site in 2016 and 2017. That pretty much funded our vacations. I miss looking for up-and-coming bands, though. Anyone else want to host an Artist of the Day section?


FREIA: Vibing an Electro-tribal Sound, with Feelings

Ninet is Ready for the World Stage

The Ceremonies Channel New Wave for Neo Nostalgia

8 Musicians the Weeknd Owes His Act To 

8 Musicals That Will Bring You to Your Happy Place

Future Thieves Will Steal Your Heart 

Clear as a BELL the Band 

8 Disney Stars Who Have a Bright Future 

Get Crunk and Wired with Crizzly

Helena Legend Needs No Explanations

The Active Set Shake Things Up

How 20 Musicians Inspired Scientific Names 

Dig Singer-songwriter Matt Jaffe’s Intellectual Power Pop

Dancing Queen Gavin Turek Holds Court 

8 Best Cities to Live in If You’re in an Indie Band

Dave Hause Comes Full Circle

Jake Xerxes Fussell Reimagines His Songs

8 Types of Aging Hipsters You Could Become

Peak with Peking Duk

Sejo Turns Pop into Emotion and Power

Alina Bea Rises Like a Phoenix

Amba Shepherd: The Woman Behind the Voice

The Spare Buttons are Modern Day Jazz Gold

Pillow Talk Wants to Lift Up Those Who Need it Most

Indie Pop Sibling Revelry with Bordeen

Hyborian Brings High Concept to Stoner Metal 

Young Fox Brings Old Tricks to New LP

Jordan Klassen Takes Us on His Adventure 

The Sore Losers Win Bigly on Third Album ‘SKYDOGS’

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Play Ugly-Pretty Indie Pop

Zeshan B Delivers Politics via Brown-Skinned Soul 

EXCLUSIVE: Dela Kay Busts Out Stories on Electropop

Poeta Positively Blooms on ‘Golden Fields’

Corey James Just Wants You to Dance 

Amani Sounds Off on Life in EP ‘Perpendicular’ 

Rod Melancon’s Swampy, Dirty Rock & Roll 


Loose Buttons Heart NY

Narc Twain: Guitar Rock for 21st Century Anxiety

Aye Nako is OMG Legit, Intelligent Punk

Liskka: 100 Percent Electrofeels

LANY’s Sexy Time Music

Andrew Watt Turns Up the Voltage

Exclusive: Great Caesar Premieres Live ‘Hey Mama’ Video 

R&B Singer Sugar Joans Finds Her Own Voice

FMLYBND Show the Love on New EP ‘Hearts on Fire’

Grizfolk Go Big on Debut ‘Waking Up the Giants’ 

Cellars Channels the Dark Side of the ’80s 

EXCLUSIVE: Rosedale Premieres ‘Written by the Artist’ Video

Davis Gives His “Two Cents” in a New Acoustic Version 

Electronic Rock Music Trio Savoy Are Pioneering a Genre

Electropop Act Pillar Point Finds Solo Groove 

Grayscale Writes Stories of What Ifs on Latest Album

Critics’ Darling Emily Wells Makes Cerebral Soul Music 

EXCLUSIVE: Singer-songwriter Haroula Rose Premieres This Old House

EXCLUSIVE: Great States Premiere “Daisy” Music Video 

EXCLUSIVE: The Knitts Premiere “Erotic Aquatic”

Dutch DJ/Producer Roulsen Goes Solo

Future Thieves Will Steal Your Heart 

EXCLUSIVE: Lucky Jukebox Brigade Premieres ‘Savage Fantastic’ EP

EXCLUSIVE: Stream Lost Element’s EP ‘Stereo Dream’ 

EXCLUSIVE: BANDITS Premiere Video for “Kill Tonight”

Parisian Rock Band PÆRISH are Really Kids of the 1990s

Emcee and Producer Duo Koncept & J57 Make You Feel

Silver Snakes Draw From Los Angeles Chaos in Third Album 

EXCLUSIVE: Jonny Rice Premieres ‘Love is a Gamble’

EXCLUSIVE: Boulevards Premieres “Move and Shout”

Maszer is Where East Meets West

O’Brother Goes for Epicness on Latest Record

Jackal: Making Bangers for the Masses

Exclusive: Willowside Park

Get Charged with The Life Electric

Tame Impala’s Jay Watson Talks His Solo Act, GUM 

EXCLUSIVE: Italy’s The Anthem Premiere “Like You’re James Dean”

EXCLUSIVE: Alt-pop Artist JoLivi Premieres ‘Just for You’ EP

Texas Hippie Coalition Says HAPPY 4/20

EXCLUSIVE: Modoc Premieres ‘Black Eyed Lover’ Video

Battleme’s Slacker Pop is the Soundtrack of This Generation

EXCLUSIVE: Them vs. Her Premiere ‘Swing Sets and Handguns”

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Markley Premieres Self-Titled EP

DJ/Producer Bobby Puma Lets the Bass and Kick do the Talking

Kiwi Singer-songwriter Marlon Williams Plays Pure Americana

Philly Rockers Up the Chain Premiere Live Video

Library Voices Learn About Tragedy, Turn It Into ‘Lovish’

EXCLUSIVE: Banta Premieres “Hungry Heart” Unplugged

EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Martindale Premieres “Walk the World”

Watch Scream Out Loud’s ‘Just Another Song’ Video

Pop Sophisticates Yumi Zouma Come Together 

For Gordi, Music is a ‘Clever Disguise’ 

A Giant Dog is A Little Naughty 

The Gospel According to TOLD

Binary Code: Yes and No, Something and Nothing

Trevor Sensor, the Creator

Fehrplay Cooks Up “Dokebi”

EXCLUSIVE: 2 Mile Hill Premiere EP ‘Uncovered

VISTA Aspires for Anthemic Alt-rock on Latest Set

Kemba Tackles Social Justice & Systemic Racism on ‘Negus’

Watch I, The Victor’s “Searching for You” Video Exclusively on Myspace!

Singer-songwriter Todd Lewis Kramer Lays it All Out

Welcome to Empty Houses, Detroit’s Power Pop Trio

EXCLUSIVE: Leah Culver Premieres ‘Ex is a Loser’ Video

Alt-indie Duo Bassh Burst on Through with Single ‘Body’

Handsome Ghost’s Pop Songs are Adulting

Xenia Ghali Sends a Message of Peace

EXCLUSIVE: The Walcotts Premiere ‘So Much For Love

Conro Takes It Down (Tempo)

Madi Wolf Shines Positively on ‘Glare’ EP

Julia Jacklin Won’t Let the Kids Win 

The Brocks Make Electronica with a Soul

The Bad Suns, Masters of the Pop Hook 

Watch V²’s ‘Hard and Fast’ Video Exclusively on Myspace

Listen to Eryn McHugh’s ‘Shatter’ Exclusively on Myspace!

Former Paramore Drummer Gets Shimmery with HALFNOISE

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors Talk ‘Medicine,’ 

Break the Internet with Moshow the Cat Rapper

Luke Roberts Doesn’t Say Much, But He Says It with Passion

Paper Route Go All In with ‘Real Emotion’

Janelle Kroll Sings Heady Dance Tracks

Holy Sons Does Lo-fi Like No Other

Six Degrees of The Darcys 

DJ/producer Alle Farben’s Name Lives Up to His Music

Blinders Peaks with ‘Hero’

Elle Belle Gets Schizophrenic with Double Album Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Celebrate Halloween with Death Valley High

Lori Cullen Heads a Power-folk Trio on ‘Sexsmith

Carly Robyn Green Follows Her True North on Debut Single

Mac Sabbath Delivers Drive Thru Metal at its Finest 

Nuela Charles Slinks in with ‘The Grand Hustle’

EXCLUSIVE: David and the Curse Premiere “Diamond Ring”

EXCLUSIVE: FIVES Premiere “Lovers in Lullaby”

9ELECTRIC Makes Fast and Furious Music

American Wrestlers’ Stripped-Down, Homemade Pop

J Motor’s Slinky Electropop from Down Under

Tafari Anthony Brings the Power and the Pathos

From Rock Bottom, XMeKate Rises on EP ‘Expectation’




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