Social networking service MySpace can’t seem to hold on to any leadership: just four months after stepping into a co-president role in the company, MySpace has confirmed that Jason HIrschhorn has left the company. No reason was given for Hirschhorn’s departure other than a “personal desire to return to New York.”
Hirschhorn’s departure is just the latest in the executive shuffle going on at MySpace: in February, Owen Van Natta stepped down as the company’s CEO after just ten months on the job. MySpace’s other co-president, Mike Jones, will remain in his role at the company. MySpace Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller says the company has no plans to bring in additional management.
MySpace, once king of the social networking heap, was long-ago outpaced by Facebook, although the service remains popular in some segments, particularly independent musicians. Jones and HIrschhorn were overseeing plans to revamp the service to focus more on entertainment, games, and movies, as well as building on its strengths with music and independent musicians. However, MySpace continues to see its user base and visitor count dwindle…and that means its advertising revenues are going down too.
Prior to his co-president role at MySpace, Hirschhorn had been an executive at MTV.