InterSinging 2010
First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Singing Voice

The University of Tokyo, Japan
October 1-2, 2010

VOCALOID and Hatsune Miku Phenomenon in Japan

Hideki Kenmochi

Corporate Research & Development Center, Yamaha Corporation, Japan

Recently, there are a lot of original compositions using Vocaloid in a Japanese video site Niko Niko Douga. Such hit songs in the video site are remastered and published as CDs from major record companies. There are also various types of derivative products and services. The author would like to introduce this phenomenon in detail and discuss how we can do to encourage the movement in the future.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kenmochi, Hideki (2010): "VOCALOID and Hatsune Miku phenomenon in Japan", In InterSinging-2010, 1-4.