Pono

Neil Young Says Pono Was Killed By Record Labels

We all remember Pono, don't we? Neil Young's Kickstarter-funded vanity music player cost $400. It had a 64-gig storage capacity and a tiny, fucked-up touchscreen.
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2018 - 11:17 am

As PonoMusic Falters, Neil Young Announces Streaming Service Xstream

Three years ago, Neil Young started the long journey to launch Pono Music, his proprietary audio player and online storefront for high fidelity recordings. It…
James Rettig | April 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Neil Young Preps Live Album EARTH And Pono Earbuds For Listening To It

Yes, Neil Young is still going on about Pono, his Kickstarter-funded high quality digital audio player that is probably a bunch of bullshit and definitely…
Peter Helman | April 18, 2016 - 10:16 pm

Neil Young Says Pono Is Expanding As Soon As It Finds CEO, Money

Neil Young raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter to launch Pono, a high-resolution digital audio player whose promises of a transcendent sonic experience unlike any other…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 9:20 am

It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

Last year, Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new digital music player called Pono, the idea being that it would serve as…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2015 - 9:50 am

Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records At The Pono Store

The Pono store is live, and whaddaya know, that shit is expensive! Ever since he rolled it out on Letterman, Neil Young's high-quality digital audio…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2015 - 11:25 am

Hear Howard Stern Interview Neil Young About PONO, Woodstock, And Why He’s Fighting With David Crosby

Howard Stern has been a pretty big Neil Young fan for decades now, but Young had never sat in with Stern for an interview ...
Michael Nelson | October 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter Ended Up Raising $6.2M

Neil Young's PonoMusic dreams became a reality on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign when it hit its $800,000 fundraising goal. Since then, it's…
James Rettig | April 15, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Neil Young’s SXSW Keynote Derailed By Simple Question About Pono

During the buildup to Pono, his new high-resolution digital music player, Neil Young and his bevy of rock star pals have presented his new product…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 10:03 am

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young's PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Neil Young Launches PonoMusic

We've been hearing about Neil Young's high-quality audio player Pono since last September, when he compared the listening experience to "that first blast of daylight…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

New Neil Young Album, A Letter Home, And Pono Music Player Coming In March

This week saw the release of Beats Music, the brainchild of musical minds Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and Jimmy Iovine. Now comes word that another…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Neil Young’s Pono Audio To Launch Next Year

Are you sick of over-compressed MP3s, but not willing to climb FLAC Mountain? Well, Neil Young may have something even better planned for next year.
Miles Bowe | September 5, 2013 - 10:40 am