HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Song Contest

Your original song might be performed by Hatsune Miku!

Welcome to the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Song Contest! We are looking for new original tracks sung by Hatsune Miku. The song chosen to be the Grand Prize Winner will be performed at HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online when the stretch goal for the MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Crowdfunding Project is reached!

Submission Deadline

Nov. 30th (Mon.) 11:00 am (JST)

Contest Prizes

Grand Prize × 1

  • Your song will be performed at the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online concert*

  • Your song will be included in the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Crowdfunding Exclusive SONOCA Music Download Card.

  • 100,000 JPY voucher for music production products from SONICWIRE

  • An assortment of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters goods.

*Dependent on funding status of the MIKU EXPO 2021 Online crowdfunding campaign.

Runner-up × 2

  • Your song will be included in the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Crowdfunding Exclusive SONOCA Music Download Card.

  • 30,000 JPY worth of products from SONICWIRE

  • An assortment of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters goods.

Submission guidelines

  • Submissions must feature vocals created with Hatsune Miku vocal synthesizer software.

  • Submissions may only feature vocals by Hatsune Miku. Works featuring more than one character are ineligible. (Including chorus/harmony parts)

  • Submissions must be original, unreleased works not tied to any publishers, independent contracts, or management groups.

  • Submissions must be 3min to 4min in length, and may be in any genre.

  • Submissions may be in any language.

  • Submissions must have been uploaded during the contest dates to be considered for the prizes. Any submissions which were available to the public before the contest start date are not eligible, as well as any submissions uploaded past the deadline.

  • Please submit entries through the provided submission form as a Soundcloud link. Please do not enable downloads on your submission.

Contest rules

  • There are no restrictions on who can enter (participants under 18 years old must have parents’ or legal guardians’ permissions).

  • Submission of commercial works by corporate entities is not allowed.

  • Submissions can be collaborative works made by a team of people, but a single representative must be chosen as a contact point and recipient of any prizes.

  • Any works already available to the public cannot be submitted. Additionally, please refrain from submitting any works which already have distribution/releases scheduled separately from the contest. Any submissions found to have been available for public consumption before the contest will be disqualified.

  • Any works submitted to other song contests held during the same time period, whether by Crypton Future Media or any other third party, are not eligible.

  • If for whatever reason any songs are submitted past the contest deadline, they will not be considered for the prizes.

  • If a copyright infringement claim is filed on any contest submission, Crypton Future Media will not be held liable and all responsibilities to resolve the issue will rest on the contestant.

  • Any submitted entries may be used by the contest hosts without prior notice or compensation for promotional purposes relating to the contest by the contest hosts. (Including cover art for the song)

  • The Grand Prize winner will be asked to submit: 1) a .wav or other lossless file format of their finished song; 2) the instrumental version of the song; and 3) various data files required for live performance of the song, including the .vsq vocal data file. Runner-ups will need to provide 1) and 2).

  • The Grand Prize winner submission may be modified by Crypton for the purpose of live performances.

  • Winners will be contacted via email within three (3) days from the contest end date, and will have three (3) days to respond to initial contact to claim their prize. Contest hosts cannot be held liable for submissions with incorrect email addresses. If no response to the initial email is received the Prize is understood to be forfeit and will be given to a different entry.

  • The rights to the Grand Prize submission will, upon selection, be transferred to Crypton Future Media. For each commercial usage of the work, a complimentary royalty payment may be made by Crypton to the artist at Crypton's discretion, such payment not to be construed as usage rights.

  • This contest and its rules/conditions may undergo changes or be canceled without prior notice to its participants.

  • By submitting an entry into the contest you are agreeing to all of the above rules.

For any inquiries please contact:
Winners Announced

Thank you to everybody who participated in the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Song Contest! We received so many submissions in various languages from around the world. We hope that Hatsune Miku and MIKU EXPO continue to encourage people everywhere to engage in creative activities.
Below are the Grand Prize winner, the two runner-ups, and two honorable mentions. Thank you once again to all of the contestants!

 Grand Prize
“Thousand Little Voices”
by Vault Kid & Flanger Moose
“Cyber Sweet Bakery”
“With This Love”
by nostraightanswer
Honorable Mention
“Bitter to Better”
by Signal From Afar
Honorable Mention
“Flying Solo”
by Gianloop