NEIL YOUNG’S PONO MUSIC PLAYER RAISES $6.2M ON KICKSTARTER

Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Raises $6.2m On Kickstarter
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NEIL YOUNG’S PONO MUSIC PLAYER RAISES $6.2M ON KICKSTARTER



Written by Robert Foster
17 Thursday 17th April 2014

Neil Young's super high-fidelity music player destroyed its Kickstarter target amount of $800000 ending up with a total of $6.22m (around £3.7m), making it the third most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time, after the Ouya games console which made $8.6m and the Pebble smart watch with $10.3m. The peculiar looking triangular device will allow listeners to hear music from large uncompressed files that sound as close to the original master of the song as possible.

The campaign was backed by a load of musicians, many of which you are going to be able to purchase a limited edition 'artist series' player for, including Arcade Fire, Elton John, Metallica and Patti Smith. See the campaign on Kickstarter here.

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