Myspace Wants You To ‘Feel the Music’

You probably won’t see anything about this on Facebook. Partially owned by Justin Timberlake, Myspace is launching a three-city DJ series with Chromeo, ?uestlove, Z-Trip and DJ Jazzy Jeff appearing in select markets.

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The Majestic, Detroit, Mich.

It may seem like ancient history today, but there was a time when Myspace spearheaded the social media movement by giving its users pages for self-expression. As music artists bypassed their label-run websites to post directly to their fans via their own Myspace pages, the community quickly became a popular destination for music fans.

Of course, by the time Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp acquired Myspace for a reported $580 million, the community was already beginning to lose traction as it lost its users to a new game in town – Facebook.

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Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa.

News Corp purchased Myspace in 2005, one year after Mark Zuckerberg unleashed Facebook upon an unsuspecting world. As Facebook’s popularity rose, Myspace’s population declined, leading to News Corp selling the online community to Specific Media and Timberlake in 2011.

Now Myspace is attempting to recapture some of its past music glory by hosting a three-city tour. The “Myspace Feel The Music” free DJ concert series will take place in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Montreal’s electro-funk duo Chromeo will appear with The Roots’ ?uestlove at New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel Oct. 20; DJ Z-Trip and Switch (Dave Taylor formerly Major Lazer) will be the main attraction in San Francisco at the Mighty Nov. 1; and DJ Jazzy Jeff will be spinning in Los Angeles at Dim Mak Studios Nov. 17.

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DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

Although the Denon-sponsored shows are free, there is a slight requirement on your part. In order to attend, you must RSVP at the “Feel The Music” Myspace page. Just click here.