Source: BlackRock Shooter, You Tube
"Through the sale of compilation CD's live performances, and collaborations with businesses, the popularity of Hatsune Miku has risen to that of living artists, and perhaps even beyond. Through the Internet, that popularity has spread throughout Europe, America and Asia"
Source: Vocaloids: Leading the way to a new music scene
Niponica Magazine page 17, No: 9, 2013