Myspace is getting a dramatic makeover.
Actually, it's going through some major changes in function as well as in form. Furthermore it's a change that is being spearheaded by none other than Justin Timberlake (whoo has an ownership stake in the company) the Body Rocker himself.
Myspace's new changes do look pretty great, but is it a mere facelift or it it a gamechanger?
"There's a nee for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect," said Mr. Timberlake, "Myspace has the potential to be that place. Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there's a natural social component to entertainment."
This new layout that's been cooked up does come off as sleek and sexy, with a beautiful page design and image flow. New Myspace has a Facebook-meets-Pinterest look to it and yet and the same time it has different features to make it stand out to creatives.
Myspace is also trying to attract lower profile artists as well as nice established ones. Chris Vanderhook, COO of Myspace, said, "We want the right people 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," he said, "So it's not about just the established, it's also about the unsigned."
As a photographer/creative/whateverthehellIam I'm excited to see what it is Myspace has done to attract creatives to their social network. I've signed up for an invite at https://new.myspace.com/ and once I receive an invite I'll be checking out their changes/services more in depth.