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MySpace Music Streams a Billion Songs

MySpace Music Streams a Billion Songs

MySpace Music was expected to be successful, but this successful? It was launched at 12 AM EDT on Sept. 25th, and despite that short period of time, it has already streamed over a billion songs (and yes, we have contributed to that streaming).

In comparison, (though obviously not fair as iTunes is a pay service, while MySpace Music streams for free) it took Apple nearly 3 years, from April 28, 2003 to February 23, 2006, for its one billionth music download.

MySpace hasn't provided info such as username, song played or the like, but it did say the following:
We’re extremely pleased with the launch of MySpace Music—clearly our users around the world are engaged and excited about the new music experience on MySpace. We’ve hit some incredible milestones in only a few days—some of the numbers you’re reading about are already out of date. We can confirm that we hit a milestone of one billion music streams in only a few days after launching the new product however because this number may be inflated by the high profile launch and accompanying promotional push, we will be looking to our metrics on engagement and unique users which will tell a much richer story on how positively the community is responding to the new music experience. We will continue to keep you posted on the response to MySpace Music.
OK, now it's time to get back to streaming Abba on our MySpace page.
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Anyone besides me skeptical about that claim?

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shanewu:

Anyone besides me skeptical about that claim?

I'm skeptical about everything.  :)


If my math's right, this means that users have opened something like 1,286 new streams, every second, since they debuted the service?  I don't think they've taken bots and spiders into account.

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That does seem like some lofty claims. Myspace is still the top social network though.

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