Neil Young wants you to listen to better-sounding music. So much so that he announced his new music service and player PonoMusic at SXSW this past weekend.
The streaming music scene is starting to get a little crowded with all the options to choose from. There's Spotify, iTunes Radio, Pandora and Google Play Music. Samsung also unveiled a new streaming service this weekend at SXSW. But what sets PonoMusic apart is its high-resolution sound - the quality of sound will be more refined than that of iTunes Radio and competitors.
PonoMusic is a full system that includes both an online music store (PonoMusic.com) and a playback device (The PonoPlayer). The PonoPlayer offers a digital-music listening experience that transcends the limitations of a multi-function smart phone. The PonoPlayer will bring this experience to you in your home, car, or through your headphones. PonoMusic.com will offer the finest quality, highest-resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent independent labels, curated and archived for discriminating PonoMusic customers. The Pono desktop media management application allows customers to download, manage and sync their music to their PonoPlayer and other high-resolution digital music devices.