If you thought Myspace was defunct as a social networking site, well, you were right. But Myspace is still trying to re-brand itself as a destination on the web for music and entertainment news. To that end, the website has a new series of interviews with musical artists it calls "One-Two-Watch." The interviews series promotes artists Myspace has handpicked as " key artist(s) with unique sound, set to influence new music."
The episode of "One-Two-Watch" released today features English performer Emeli Sande. The Scottish-born singer is interviewed an showcased in shows from her recent, small American tour including her first American performance in New York. Her recent album, 'Our Version of Events', which will be released in the U.S. in June, debuted at the top of the U.K. Albums Chart. Emeli will be opening for Coldplay during their U.S. tour this summer.
"Myspace was always the place where music fans could hear what was new. I'm excited to see the brand refocus on this with the 'One-Two-Watch' series," said Scott Vener, lead "curator" for Myspace. "By identifying and curating what's next, the series simplifies the discovery process for people, helping reactivate passive listeners around their passion for music."
Here's the Emeli "One-Two-Watch," and you can decide for yourself whether Myspace has successfully "curated" new music for you:
If it has been a while (years, I'm sure) since you've visited Myspace, you might go over and check out the site. It's not the one you remember and it won't bring back bittersweet memories - but it also won't start auto-playing terrible music. Now they try and "curate" the music for you, but I have the feeling they are probably slightly behind services such as Pandora and Spotify. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.