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「Unsung Melodies」 monaca:factory feat. Hatsune Miku & GUMI
Begins to learn songwriting after purchasing Hatsune Miku. In February of 2008, posts an original song after learning for only 10 days and earns the name "10-days P." Proficient in many song styles but mostly known for soft, lighthearted tunes. Aside from music, is active as a writer as well and has authored several best seller books about songwriting.
“Digital Stars” is a project which began as a sub event of the MIKU EXPO series of international concert tours, and features collaborations and performances by musicians from around the world who were inspired by Hatsune Miku and other related Internet creative cultures. In the past, the Digital Stars club event has been held in 7 overseas cities including Seattle (2016), San Francisco (2016), Los Angeles (2016, 2018), New York (2016, 2018), Taipei (2019), Hong Kong (2019), and Berlin (2020). In 2020, Digital Stars held its first online DJ event, which hit Twitter trending #1 and reached a peak of 8,400 simultaneous viewers and over 130,000 unique viewers.
Hatsune Miku is music software developed by Crypton Future Media, INC. which enables anyone to generate a singing voice by entering lyrics and melodies. As a massive number of users created music using the software and posted their works on the Internet, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a cultural phenomenon. In the years since the software’s release, Hatsune Miku has gained much attention as a character, becoming involved in many fields such as merchandising and live performance as a virtual singer. Now her popularity has spread across the globe.
*Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO and KAITO are also virtual singers developed by Crypton Future Media, INC.
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GUMI is a virtual singer based on the voice of singer and voice actress Megumi Nakajima, and sings in the "VOCALOID Megpoid" software and talks in the "Megpoid Talk" software. After 10th Anniversary celebrations in 2019, in 2020 GUMI released her 10th CD through Pony Canyon and held the "SPACE DIVE!! 2020 -GUMI 10th anniversary LIVE-" online event. Currently active both in Japan and overseas in a new decade.