MySpace Comes Back from the Dead Fully Reanimated. New MySpace Site Includes Gorgeous Video and Eye-Popping Graphics

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Justin Timberlake is again bringing sexy back, this time to Myspace. Unveiling the new Myspace on Monday, Justin Timberlake and his two fellow investors, Chris and Tim Vanderhook, premiered a video presentation to company employees. The new design is sleek, graphically pleasing, is easy to use, imports Facebook contacts, and brings together users and their favorite artists. As Tim Vanderhook put it, “In a single sentence, it’s a social network for the creative community to connect to their fans.”

Myspace will now be a social network for music and creative artists of all kinds, whether they are selling platinum records, or playing open mics and selling CD’s out of the back of their cars. In fact, one of the video presentations features a rap artist who is still an unknown. Says Chris Vanderhook, “We want the right people who want to use the platform, who want to find other creators, as well, and want to be able to actually collaborate and really foster a community of creators, so it’s not about just the established, it’s also about the unsigned.”


Music is the hook on which the new Myspace hangs its hat, and it seems to have covered all of the bases when it comes to ensuring that the platform offers a dynamic user experience. Users have a navigation panel from which they can make playlists, brand it with album artwork, and even become a “top” fan for their favorite artists. Says Tim Vanderhook, “There’s a whole section of real estate carved out on the artist profiles promoting their top fans, and if I’m a fan of Justin, we know how excited people will get to actually have their face listed as a top fan.”

While they haven’t yet released the official launch date, they do consider Monday’s presentation as the site debut. They are working on bringing in more artists for beta testing, something that may make the relevance of Timberlake’s involvement a bit clearer. All three make it very clear that their vision for Myspace’s future is huge and innovative. Says Chris Vanderhook, “Today is the launch of MySpace and what we want people to first see is the actual design and the product. That’s why that video is really important and I think that’s necessary for people to be able to consider MySpace and to prove a point that we wanted to put out there. But we want people signing up, we want people to request an invite, it will be very soon.”

Check out the video of the new Myspace below, and request an invite [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead].

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