Screw Holograms of Tupac, Michael Jackson, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. Here’s Hatsune Miku.

I know I’ve written about her (it?) before, but with all the talk of hologram resurrections, I feel the need to point out that something similar has been going on in Japan for the last couple of years.

I’ve now done several interviews where the question has been “Do you think that people will pay good money to see a hologram [insert dead star’s name here] in concert?”  My answer is “They’re already doing that.”

From LA Times Magazine:

Since 2009, the Japanese-pop divatar has performed shows in her native land, as well as a Los Angeles debut at the Nokia Theater during the 2011 Anime Expo. In March, she sold 10,000 tickets for $76 a pop in Tokyo. Her most viewed clip on YouTube, in which she sings her megahit “World Is Mine,” has gotten more than 15 million hits.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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