Myspacecore is a word used to describe bands or musical artists whose popularity often comes almost solely and entirely from the website myspace.com. They often rely on their image, trendiness and keeping with the fashions of the moment for fame rather than their actual talent or musical ability, but of course fashion and trendiness rather than content or personality is what MySpace is all about.
Their fanbase usually consists of 12 to 16 year old kids who would neither know nor care that the band existed if they hadn't found them on MySpace and if the band didn't have cool trendy haircuts and wear girl pants.
Like most things popular on the internet, these bands' real life reputation and popularity is far from what they achieve online; regardless of how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of MySpace pageviews and/or MySpace friends and comments they have, actual fans of music in the real world often thoroughly denounce and criticize them for their limited musical abilities and their ridiculously large online fanbase that is thanks to their MySpace trendiness. Much like the way that Soulja Boy
has millions more views on YouTube
, but no sane person with more than two braincells in their head would call Soulja Boy a better rapper because of it, most myspacecore bands have absolutely nothing on their former genre predecessors, regardless of how many more pageviews and myspace friends they have.