Hatsune Miku is a Japanese virtual singer created by Crypton Future Media on August 31, 2007. Today, the anime girl is one of the most popular stars in the music of the Land of the Rising Sun. Discs with songs by Miku won the first positions in the Japanese charts many times.
The popular Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga played a major role in popularizing the vocaloid program. The image of a 16-year-old anime girl will forever remain unchanged. And Miku will always be 16.
She does not cancel concerts and she has no stellar disease. In addition, Miku tours the world, and thousands of quite real spectators gather for her concerts, knowing that a hologram will perform in front of them.
The name of the hologram is translated from Japanese as follows: «The first voice of the future». Music critics are sure that in the near future virtual singers really have great prospects.
Each vocaloid song is registered in a professional studio on the most modern equipment, and real artists and musicians, decorators and sound engineers work on its performances.
During career, Hatsune Miku has already earned more than half a billion dollars. Although it is by no means cheap for producers. A pseudo-holographic singer can perform about a hundred thousand songs, including compositions in different languages.
The vocaloid is very convenient for producers – it does not eat, does not drink, does not require luxurious hotel rooms during tour tours and does not ask to raise fee. In total, today in Japan there are about 70 vocaloids, though less famous than Hatsune Miku.