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THE HEART OF MUSIC NEEDED A KICKSTART.

You stood up for sound. When you joined us on Kickstarter, you helped us give music a voice.

THANK YOU

Pono means righteous. It is a Hawaiian word, the one, the pureness. On behalf of Pono, we thank you for helping us give music a voice. You have helped to set the stage for a revolution in music listening. Finally, quality enters the listening space so that we can all hear and feel what the artists created, the way they heard and felt it.

This is done when the artist makes the best available, wanting to share it with you. It happens when the artist lets you hear and feel more than what is on your CD or MP3 of any song. CDs and MP3s are derived from the original masters, and now, with the PonoPlayer, you can finally feel the master in all its glory, in its native resolution, CD quality or higher, the way the artist made it, exactly. That’s the beauty of Pono.

It’s been a long time coming. It was not easy getting this far, but you made it happen by supporting Pono’s vision for better listening. We have been working with the labels, with the artists and producers, and we will continue to do that. We go to the source to find the best and bring it to you. Pono wants to preserve the history of music, in all of its beauty and expression, for all time. Forever.

There is a way to do this right, and we are going to do it. We will be sharing how we will do this with you over the next few months, while we build your first ever PonoPlayers. We are going to do some revolutionary things. We will make music available in a way that has never been done, a way that allows for constantly attaining the best listening experience.

Thank you to the artists, the recording companies, big and small, and most of all, thanks to you music lovers for making this happen with your amazing support.

Thanks for listening,

Neil Young

and the PonoMusic Team

Neil Young's Signature

Testimonials

THESE MUSIC LOVERS AND ARTISTS LISTENED TO PONOMUSIC: NOW LISTEN TO THEM.

THE COMPANY

NEIL YOUNG HAD THE VISION. OUR TEAM MADE IT POSSIBLE.

NEIL YOUNG

Neil Young is the CEO and Founder. He is the vision, force, energy, and voice of PonoMusic. Pono is the result of Neil’s determination to bring high-resolution music, as good as musicians experience it in the studio, to music lovers around the world. He assembled and leads a team of musicians, engineers and other experts that along with him, have created the PonoPlayer and PonoMusic Store.

ELLIOT ROBERTS

Elliot Roberts is our COO. He is the legendary music manager and record executive. Elliot brings decades of business experience to PonoMusic having helped shape and manage the careers of many seminal artists and has previously created and overseen successful record labels such as Asylum and Vapor Records.

PHIL BAKER

Phil Baker is our Chief Operating Officer (COO). He is one of the most respected leaders in the consumer electronics space – very much in tune with trends and innovations. He’s led the development of over 80 tech products, including the Apple Newton and PowerBook laptops, e-readers, headphones, cameras, printers, appliances, and accessories such as the Stowaway keyboard. He's worked on products for Seiko, Polaroid, Barnes & Noble, Etymotic, and others. He has also authored a book on product development entitled "From Concept to Consumer," and writes a weekly newspaper technology column.

RANDY LEASURE

Randy Leasure is our GM/Vice President of Business Development and Content Marketing. Previously he was VP of Product Development at Sony Music as well as VP of Sales, overseeing strategic partnerships with partners such as iTunes and Walmart. Additionally he lead the Music and Marketing team at Liquid Audio, one of the pioneering digital music providers. Prior to that he directed the merchandising team at Geffen Records.