Nov 112020
 

Today, the official Hatsune Miku Twitter account announced the beginning of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter campaign, managed by Crypton Future Media, aims to bring Miku Expo 2021 to a worldwide audience via online streaming in light of the current world situation.  In order to succeed, the campaign must meet or exceed its initial goal of 25 million yen (roughly 237,748 USD) within 60 days.  As of writing, the campaign has already raised over 9 million yen from more than 200 backers.  The deadline for the initial crowdfunding goal is Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:48 PM EST.

When the initial goal is met, Miku Expo 2021 Online will have a 10-song setlist.  Beyond that, there are 3 stretch goals that will enhance the experience.  In the best-case scenario, Miku Expo 2021 Online will feature a setlist of 14 songs, along with the Song Contest winner!

If you love Miku and are financially able to do so, consider contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to help bring Miku to the world in these challenging times.  There are several contribution tiers to choose from, all with different perks and merchandise to be delivered if the campaign is successful.  Details for each tier can be found on the campaign’s Kickstarter page.

  • 1,000 yen – VIP Membership
  • 3,900 yen – Music Pack
  • 5,000 yen – Music Pack Deluxe
  • 8,000 yen – Merch Pack 1
  • 10,000 yen – Merch Pack 2
  • 15,000 yen – Merch Pack 3
  • 20,000 yen – Merch Pack 4
  • 30,000 yen – Merch Pack Deluxe
  • 39,000 yen – Video Pack
  • 50,000 yen – Video Pack Deluxe
  • 75,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack
  • 100,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack Deluxe
  • 390,000 yen – Producer Pack
  • 600,000 yen – Producer Pack Deluxe (all claimed)

As stated on the campaign page, this is an “all or nothing” campaign: Miku Expo 2021 Online is guaranteed only if the initial goal of 25 million yen is met or exceeded.

Let’s help Miku bring smiles to the world in 2021!

 

Apr 302020
 

One of the most important aspects of Vocaloid is the music; the melodies and catchy rhythms that producers pour their soul and heart into writing and producing…

For the entire day of May 1st, 2020 PST, BandCamp will waive all artist fees on all purchases of music, meaning that every dollar will go directly to the producer. This is a wonderful way to show appreciation for your favorite music artists!

Below is a list of select Vocaloid producers with Bandcamp shops. This list is not exhaustive, but you can find more Vocaloid music by searching the Vocaloid or Hatsune Miku tags on BandCamp.

Vocaloid tag: https://bandcamp.com/tag/vocaloid
Hatsune Miku tag: https://bandcamp.com/tag/初音ミク

https://utsup.bandcamp.com/music
https://mwk094.bandcamp.com/
https://yunosuke-official.bandcamp.com/
https://3-o-clocker.bandcamp.com/
https://vreath.bandcamp.com/
https://bigheadjapan.bandcamp.com/
https://twinfieldnex.bandcamp.com/
https://maubox.bandcamp.com/music
https://23exe.bandcamp.com/
https://polyphonixmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://auraqualic.bandcamp.com/
https://nextlight.bandcamp.com/music

Luckily, if you miss this promotion, BandCamp will waive artist fees again on Friday, June 5th, 2020 and Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

Details: https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser

Apr 022019
 

Welcome back for another Top 10 Hatsune Miku songs compilation! It’ll be fun to look back on the songs created during March 2019, the month that also celebrates Miku Day, so let’s get to it! Remember that our Top 10 songs rankings lists songs by average daily views on Nicovideo, so the ranking stays fair!

Check out the songs below! Did you find any new favorites, or have a favorite song from the month of March that didn’t make the list? Share it in the comments!

1. 奇跡さえも by Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin

Uploaded March 29th – 62,159 Total – 20,720 Daily



2. Illumination by Shaberu Boushi feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 27th – 102,442 Total – 20,489 Daily



3. Relationship Scramble by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 22nd – 183,172 Total – 18,318 Daily



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Nov 192017
 

I admittedly haven’t heard too much of the music produced with the recently released Hatsune Miku Chinese voicebank, but this one is definitely what I’d call a star example of what music producers can do with the software. “The Miracle Of The Star” by Mikai Music both looks and sounds beautifully made, and takes on an uplifting Drum and Bass style. A wonderful ride from start to finish!

The song has been fairly popular on Bilibili, reaching 190,000 views since it was uploaded on November 4th. It was also recently shared to YouTube and Nicovideo for overseas fans to enjoy! Check out the official music video below.

Mikai Music Official Site: http://www.mikaimusic.com/
Mikai Music Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFONQl-be-yxvkWTw1HtA_w

Also on Nicovideo and Bilibili



Sep 102017
 

The celebration of Miku’s 10th anniversary is a celebration of many meanings for many of her fans around the world. One of the top focuses in this celebration is, of course, the music! Being a music software herself, music one of the cornerstones that helped make Hatsune Miku what she is today. We’d like to look at the special songs that Vocaloid artists contributed on the week of August 31st, the day of Miku’s 10th anniversary.

This list has a few special rules! First, the song has to have been uploaded to Nicovideo during the period of August 28th~September 3rd. This allows some room for Vocaloid producers that uploaded their songs a little early or late! Second, the song has to mention it was a 10th anniversary celebration song, either in the title, tags or description. Finally, songs will be ranked by average views per day, not total views! This gives a more accurate ranking of the fans favorite songs.

Without further day, here’s the Miku 10th anniversary song ranking! Do you have any favorites that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

#1: Thanks for being Lifeless by PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31825358
Uploaded 2017/08/28 – Total: 164,675 – Daily: 23,525



#2: Reverse Universe by Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31843582
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,789 – Daily: 15,198

#3: First Storm by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31842002
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,528 – Daily: 15,132



#4: Welcome Back Lonely by Agoaniki feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838997
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 56,613 – Daily: 14,153



#5: Ooedo Julia Night by Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku & Kaito

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31812792
Uploaded 2017/9/01 – Total: 21,746 – Daily: 7,249



#6: Shachiku♡Addiction by Eve feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837265
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,804 – Daily: 7,201



#7: Music Hour of Love by Papiko feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31832794
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,448 – Daily: 7,112



#8: Inzei Daisuki Forever by OwataP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31790872
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 25,783 – Daily: 6,446



#9: Dream to the Future by ELS feat. Hatsune Miku

A tribute video featuring many illustrators! Full list here → http://vocadb.net/S/166609
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837608
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 23,290 – Daily: 5,823



#10: Hatsune Miku by Hikappi feat. Hatsune Miku

Yes, the song is titled “Hatsune Miku”!
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840796
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 13,485 – Daily: 3,372

Honorable Mentions

While Hatsune Miku does not sing in the following songs, these fan-made melodies are amazingly well-made tributes to Miku’s 10th! Enjoy!

#1: ミクミク動画流星群 by Nitopan

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838536
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 62,950 – Daily: 15,738

#2: ミクミク動画葱祭 by Tashi

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840798
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 33,818 – Daily: 8,455