Get your Miku on!
J-Pop’s rise in popularity in the United States is not something to take lightly, and much of that can be attributed to bands using Vocaloid. Between Toyota’s commercials featuring Hatsune Miku, J-Pop bands getting on US Amazon and iTunes stores, and our own version of The World Is Mine concert, J-Pop has risen to a legitimate music genre here in the States. For this reason, Vocaloid will be the featured topic of the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco.
The 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 27th- 28th in San Fransisco’s Japantown. There will be panels and featured performances by ZANEEDS, a supergroup of popular Vocaloid performers that have made many popular songs, DJ AMAYA, and Danceroid, a group of 4 Japanese girls with very popular choreographed dances to popular Vocaloid songs. If you’re interested, you can get more information here.
This conference sounds like a lot of fun, and if I wasn’t going to be at a little show called PAX Prime that weekend, I’d seriously consider checking it out.