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Neil Young raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:33 a.m. HST, Apr 17, 2014

NEW YORK » Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.

Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after it raised $6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most-funded project for Kickstarter.

Young's portable player will cost $399 when it debuts in October. PonoMusic will also launch an online music store. The project promises high quality audio compared with other digital tracks that feature compressed audio.

The Kickstarter campaign was launched last month.

Young, 68, named the company Pono after a Hawaiian word meaning righteousness.



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EightOEight wrote:
A legendary artist. Good luck to him on his project.
on April 17,2014 | 06:22AM
iwanaknow wrote:
Waiting for the Hawaiian to cry foul on using the word "pono"?
on April 17,2014 | 10:16AM
EightOEight wrote:
It's not being used in a disrespectful manner. Get a life, iwanaknow, instead of trying to create conflict when there is none.
on April 17,2014 | 10:27AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
I question the viability of a lossless audio player that's also portable. Still, anything that improves competition is a good thing.
on April 17,2014 | 12:17PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Several different devices. Pono Choices apparently.
on April 17,2014 | 12:24PM
samidunn wrote:
Keeps on searching for a heart of gold.
on April 17,2014 | 03:08PM
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