Our Final Kickstarter Update
A Special Message from Neil
Happy 2015. As 2014 comes to an end, Pono is on the threshold of success. I would like to thank everyone, our supporters, Kickstarter and... Read more
Nostalgia for the Kickstarter inspired us to flip through old photos from the campaign.
We found one we couldn't help but share with you all:
Remember... Read more
Attend a Keynote by Neil Young — for free!
PonoMusic will be at the upcoming Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on October 13-16th. The keynote by Neil Young will happen on October 16th at 10AM - 1PM.
Corrections to a recent article on Pono
An article recently came out with unfounded claims suggesting PonoPlayers pre-ordered though Kickstarter would not ship until 2015.
Our team wants to reiterate our commitment to all of... Read more
You Backed Us, Now You Can Invest
Dear music lovers,
You backed PonoMusic via Kickstarter, and now we’d like to give you the opportunity to actually own a piece of the company if you want to through... Read more
Welcome our PonoMusic store moderators!
Neil Young’s belief in community and grassroots has been at the core of PonoMusic since its inception. He has kept a close eye on how Pono has been developing, and... Read more
Watch this amazing video of Neil signing your posters!
Hello to all you righteous people! Happy Friday!
First off, apologies for the delays in getting you your rewards. Per our recent July update, t-shirts and stickers were already shipped out.... Read more
Pono Selects Omnifone to Power PonoMusic Service
Omnifone today announces that Neil Young’s PonoMusic has selected Omnifone’s MusicStation to power its high-resolution digital music service. Neil Young’s vision is to revive the soul of music lost to... Read more
Neil Young Steps Into CEO Role At PonoMusic
Rick Cohen becomes Chief Operating Officer of innovative music ecosystem dedicated to “reconnecting your soul to music” by delivering music from the best available sources - including straight from the... Read more
Pono Supports Rainforest Connection
Pono means righteous. When we began this journey, the soul of music needed a voice, and you, our backers, banded together to give it one.
Today, independently of Pono, I... Read more
Pono Makes CNN's Top 10 Inventions List of 2014
Your PonoMusic Team
An Important Update about Payments & Backer Engagement
Hi Kickstarter community,
We have been working hard to field all your questions and comments as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Engagement has been a top priority for us from... Read more
The First Time...
To our incredible Kickstarter community,
Thank you for joining us in this whirlwind of a journey. It was amazing every step of the way, and we cannot believe it’s already... Read more
Important Amazon Payments Update
Dear PonoMusic Kickstarter supporters, here are a few important notes about the payment of your pledges:
1. If you received an email notification from Amazon Payments that you were charged... Read more
LAST 24 HOURS!
Hi Kickstarter community,
Can you believe we have 24 hours left of our Kickstarter campaign? We cannot either!
Please get involved while you still can!
A few reminders about our... Read more
Last 48 Hours. Thank You from Neil Young & the PonoMusic team.
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... Read more
Clarifications Regarding Update #23 & the PonoPlayer Design
Clarification about the PonoPlayer Output Impedance
Some have expressed concerns about the output impedance of the PonoPlayer being 5 ohms. It is important to note that it is trivial to... Read more
More about the PonoPlayer Design
Many of the more technically inclined have asked for more details about what is so special about the PonoPlayer design. Charlie Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, and one of the... Read more
Important Info about the Stretch Run of our Kickstarter
Dear Kickstarter backers,
Here we are, with just 6 days left of our PonoMusic Kickstarter campaign. Your support has been overwhelming and gratifying, and we truly appreciate it. You... Read more
A Message to Artists, from Neil Young
A message to Artists:
First, we say “thanks” to all of you artists who have been here with Pono since the beginning. We are deeply grateful for your encouragement and support.... Read more
Happy Monday, everybody! We added ZZ Top to our Artist Signature Series. Like the Grateful Dead, we will be imprinting their infamous emblem directly on the player. Enjoy!
Stay righteous,... Read more
International Shipping and European VAT
International Shipping Charges – Very Important!
You are responsible for adding $15 to your pledge total if your ship-to address is outside of the continental United States. Canada and Mexico... Read more
CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIDEO!
Happy weekend, everybody.
We just posted a video where "Unsuspecting Teens Try Pono." We hope you love it as much as we do.
Here are a handful of quotes from... Read more
We just added GRATEFUL DEAD to our Artist Signature Series!
Have a righteous weekend!
KINGS OF LEON!
We're pumped to share that we just added Kings of Leon to our Artist Signature Series.
the PonoMusic team
We are excited to announce that we just added the Eagles to our Artist Signature Series.
..............go get 'em!
Our very best,
the PonoMusic team
Here we are at the halfway point. My experience here at Kickstarter has been life changing. After banging my head against the walls of venture capitalism for almost three years,... Read more
Artist Testimonials! Check 'Em Out!
Have you seen our Artist Testimonials on www.ponomusic.com? We just added the Foo Fighters!
A Note from our CEO
Saturday morning – just checked the site, and again, I’m gratified and thrilled to see the support for PonoMusic. Thank you.
We are honored by your interest, your passion for... Read more
PonoMusic Quality Spectrum
We created a PonoMusic Quality Spectrum visual for your viewing. Check it out! (You can also see it on the main page.)
The PonoMusic.com Store uses FLAC (Free... Read more
Two More Artist Signature Series Players Added!
For those who were asking for Neil Young & Crazy Horse Artist Signature Series players, they are UP!
Also, for those asking for more indie artists, we added... Read more
A message from the CEO of PonoMusic
Wow! Thanks to all of you, we crossed the 10,000 PonoPlayer mark yesterday… and we are both gratified and delighted that so many people have pledged their support to the... Read more
More Answers To Your Questions
As our CEO John Hamm stated this morning, we are working on staffing up to better respond to your questions in a timely manner.
In the meantime, we... Read more
A Note from our CEO
Hello to the PonoMusic Kickstarter community!
We are so grateful to all of you for your overwhelming support of PonoMusic. I want to apologize to those of you that have... Read more
More Rewards Monday!
Many of you have asked for more t-shirt color options, so your wish is our command.
Those who pledged for a t-shirt, or want one in the future, we... Read more
A Message from Neil Young
Thanks everyone for all of your support. It has been and continues to be gratifying to me to see how many of you are supporting Pono and our revolution in... Read more
Happy Friday! MORE REWARDS!
We are so incredibly grateful for your support that we have been really working to get more rewards for you! So here we have it...
We added 30... Read more
Some answers to your questions!
We have gone through tons of your questions/comments/messages and have worked to respond to many of them. We came across a handful that address similar issues, so we... Read more
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
We are absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed by the amount of LOVE we have received from AROUND THE WORLD in just the past 24 hours. It's incredible. Your... Read more