The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on November 12, 2010

    Video: Japan’s 3D Hologram Rock Star, Hatsune Miku

    Video: Japan’s 3D Hologram Rock Star, Hatsune Miku
    Courtney Boyd Myers
    Story by

    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Yesterday I wrote a post about the music industry’s 2.0 turn. Today I was sent this awesome video of a Hatsune Miku, a hologram who’s fast becoming Japan’s most famous rock star. The virtual star with blue-green hair is literally a piece of software who sings catchy J-pop tunes. (And you thought auto-tuning was bad.)

    Hatsune Miku was created by Crypton Media using Yamaha’s Vocaloid voice synthesizer. The virtual avatar, who appears on stage as a 3D hologram, has continually been selling out concerts in Japan. Crypton has even set up a record label called KarenT with its own YouTube channel.

    Watch her HD concert here:

    Buy “her” DVD on BluRay here.