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Apr 1 2004
10:37
andromeda
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[b:3p064lqx]Disney Buys Exclusive Worldwide Rights to Lola[/b:3p064lqx]
News has just broken this morning that the Walt Disney Corporation has paid Zero-G an undisclosed 7 figure amout to buy the complete and exclusive worldwide rights to Vocaloid Lola.
Disney is to use the software to create the singing voice of Donald Duck in the next full length movie to be realeased in 2005. Production is well under way. Elton John has been hired to write the songs (lyrics by Tim Rice). A Disney spokesman said “This is the technological development we have been waiting 40 years for”.
For current users of Vocaloid Lola, it means that you will no longer be able to use the software, as this now has been licensed to Disney’s exclusive use. You will all, according to Disney, be financially compensated and, of course, be given free tickets to the first night of the movie when it’s released in 2005. (Probably on April 1st).
Leon is not affected.
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Apr 1 2004
14:20
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Rats, with this board being GMT+10h, it was hard to get a reply dated April 1. I was going to suggest that Leon was negotiating with Betty Boop.

Apr 2 2004
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I’ve just got back from the Frankfurt Musikmesse. Pandemonium! I picked up a little beta version of a third party vocaloid from a small stand run by Lipralloof Software. They’re a bunch of enthusiastic programmers who used to work for NoGrav Ltd, a subsidiary of the Spice & Tame Corporation. It’s in the early stages, but sounds OK in a limited sort of way. When I saw the poster for “Dolly” I thought it might be of the Parton variety, but no. Apparently the real singer is dead now. They managed to clone the voice from recordings taken earlier. The default voice database library is very small at present and she really only sings “bahh” instead of “ooh” or “ahh”. More when I have it.

Apr 2 2004
14:02
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So no sign of Miriam at the Messe then?

Apr 5 2004
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