Digital Pop Stars

Some of the world’s biggest pop stars are actually Japanese software programs known as Vocaloids. You can buy Vocaloid software and use it to create your own songs, which you can then put on the Internet.

There are a few Vocaloids that are far more famous than others, and if you count all of the songs they’ve all made, there’s a good chance that Vocaloid artists have technically made more music than most real artists throughout their careers, combined.

Because boxed software doesn’t have a personality, these singing sensations have literally been made by their users. They’ve opened concerts for Lady Gaga, done shows on Letterman, and are poised to take over the world.

If you’re curious, just go on YouTube and look up Vocaloid music. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, check out the composer Crusher-P.