Upcoming VOCALOID game soliciting art

PIAPRO and the development team for SEGA’s upcoming Project MMT (provisional title) game are holding a new contest to solicit artwork to be included in the game. Winners, in addition to having their art included, will also receive prizes from SEGA as well. Artwork must be uploaded on PIAPRO with specific locked tags before the
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Tell Your World on March 14

An album containing the full version of kz’s song Tell Your World (featured in the Google Chrome Japan ad video on YouTube) is going to be released in Japan on March 14. The album will come with a total of 8 songs, including Far Away (from Project DIVA), Star Story (from Project DIVA) and Fly
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The Harsh Realities of VOCALOID on Nico

A video detailing the “harsh realities” of VOCALOID videos on Nico Nico Douga had been uploaded recently. In it, the video draws on statistics collected about VOCALOID tagged videos that were uploaded between July 1 and December 15 of last year and highlights some conclusions, such as the fact that less than five percent of
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Miku goes snowboarding

Crypton Future Media, developer of VOCALOID software such as Hatsune Miku, has now joined the sponsor list for TOYOTA BIG AIR 2012, a “big air” snow-boarding competition held in Sapporo annually with Toyota (of Japan) as its major backer. As a result, Miku will be used in the promotion of this event, in both static
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Miku blasts past Bieber and Gaga

The Hatsune Miku Google Chrome (Japan) commercial posted on YouTube has now received over one million views in the week since it was originally uploaded, having hit half a million in just the first three days. This is phenomenal compared to the other artist ads posted on the Google Chrome Japan channel — Justin Bieber
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Recent IA happenings

【ニコニコ動画】【IA β版】freesia【オリジナル曲】【ニコニコ動画】【IA】 夢見心地 【オリジナル曲】 With IA songs doing fairly well in daily and weekly VOCALOID rankings, a new song using the beta of IA has been released (this one also using a gender value of 64), freesia, a house track by MisoshiruP (Kenichi Chiba). Furthermore, nioP’s Yumemigokochi from the IA demo tracks trailer is also
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Crypton opens Miku YouTube channel

Crypton Future Media has now opened the official Hatsune Miku channel on YouTube. There are four videos (Aikotoba, Uraomote Lovers, StargazeR and Koisuru VOC@LOID footage from 39’s Giving Day) uploaded on that channel currently, along with several playlists pointing to other videos such as promotional videos for KarenT releases and Toyota/Google advertisements. In their press
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