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J-POP Summit x SF Music Tech present Vocaloid Conference : The Voice of Future Music
Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
SF Music Tech x J-POP Summit present
Vocaloid Conference : The Voice of Future Music
What is "vocaloid music"?
Where is the new wave of "anonymous creators" headed?
J-POP SUMMIT (www.j-pop.com) and SF Music Tech (http://sfmusictech.com) is co-hosting a unique conference on the latest vocaloid sensation that is hugely changing the Japanese music industry and its creative psyche.
Moderated by Brian Zisk (Executive Producer, SF Music Tech Summit), and with special guests from Tokyo, ZANEEDS (vocaloid music creator), and DANCEROID (vocaloid music dance unit), the main panel topic will be "The creative explosion caused by internet platforms and vocaloid Hatsune Miku, and how it's affecting the future of music". Furthermore, ZANEEDS and DANCEROID will share latest videos and reveal behind the scene stories from the production process!
★J-POP SUMMIT Festival 2011 www.j-pop.com
The J-POP SUMMIT Festival made its debut in August, 2009 as the latest addition to San Francisco and its Japantown’s celebrations. By incorporating fresh content from Japan and encouraging involvement of local talent and businesses, the festival becomes a giant platform for “hybrid culture” to be born from its unique mixture. We invite all global thinkers (“new people”) to add to our festival, and in enriching our world community.
★Brian Zisk - Executive Producer of SF Music Tech Summit http://sfmusictech.com
Brian Zisk is a serial entrepreneur specializing in digital media, web broadcasting and distribution technologies. He is a founder BuzzMakers, Inc., which produces the SF MusicTech Summit and the Future of Money & Technology Summit. Brian is a co-founder of Whobet. Additionally, Brian is a Co-Founder and Technologies Director of the Future of Music Coalition and a Board Member and/or Strategic Advisor for a wide variety of tech companies and non-profits. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to CMGI (NASDAQ: CMGI) at the turn of the millennium. He is active in many influential computer-mediated forums, is quoted and published extensively in the media, frequently appears on panels and at industry events domestically and abroad, and is an expert at frenzy whipping, brand awareness, and in creating new business models.
The composer and performing artist of this year’s J-POP SUMMIT Festival theme song “Tokyo Beat”. ZANEEDS is the VOCALOID creative team which produces the work of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Megurine Luka. ZANEEDS have five crews; Music by ZANIO, Illustration by CHAN*CO, Design by PPRP, Movie by Ippai Attenya and Direction by Torinos. They propose VOCALOID as a new genre of electronic arts which originated from Japanese pop culture. Their music does not only sound as Anime or Video Game Music but also inspired by Acid Jazz, Deep House and Electronica. We try to bring the Japanese elegance and the sense of beauty into our music.
Ikura and Kozue, two of the four vocaloid music dance sensation group “DANCEROID” willl join us on the Pagoda Stage. They will also be joining the Vocaloid Dance Workshop, judging at the Vocaloid Dance Contest, and will be at the Vocaloid Conference! The group’s videos have been known for being played a combined total of more than 100 times online worldwide.
★TVocalekt Visions – Tempo-P and NeutrinoP www.vocalektvisions.com
Tempo-P from Vocalekt Visions will join the Vocaloid Conference to speak of the fast growing Vocaloid culture of the U.S. and Europe. Vocalekt Visions is a Western Vocaloid music production group whose Vocaloid activities have spread internationally. They will have a downloadable digital EP album titled: “Tuned in the West” available on iTunes on 8/27/2011. During the J-Pop Summit Festival, be sure to listen to DJ Amaya, as he will be mixing in Vocalekt Vision’s original Vocaloid songs throughout his mixes! Tempo-P makes original Vocaloid music from his home studio in the bay area with his band partner, NeutrinoP who lives in Romania.