Oh boy. So remember that time MySpace tried to get back in our good graces by re-re-re-re-launching with the help of Justin Timberlake? Well, check this out:
Merlin negotiates digital deals on behalf of labels around the world. Charles Caldas, chief executive of Merlin, said in an interview on Friday that its deal with Myspace expired over a year ago, yet songs from more than 100 of its labels are still available on Myspace, including Beggars Group, Domino and Merge, three of the biggest independents.
“The feeling is not good,” said William Crowley, the vice president for digital and mobile at eOne Distribution, an independent music distributor that is associated with Merlin.