Hatsune Miku [...]

Released in 2007 by Crypton Future

In this phenomenon, one sees simultaneously the "replacement" of a human vocalist with software, and a tool which opens pop song writing and production to millions. Numerous critiques of Hatsune have pointed out that as software, Hatsune is not subject to the self-destructive behaviors of real pop stars.

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[http://www.wired.com/2012/10/mf-japan-pop-star-hatsune-miku/all/ How Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku Blew Up in Japan] Wired

[http://www.vulture.com/2014/11/hatsune-miku-the-future-of-music.html The Post-Human Pop Singer] New York Magazine

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