Newswire: Neil Young to launch his own digital music service (again)

In the world of little devices that play music, Microsoft’s Zune is probably one of the more memorable flops. Compared to Neil Young’s Pono, though, it might as well be one of those cool iPods with the click wheel. For those who don’t recall, Pono was both a digital music service and an mp3 player that focused primarily on high-fidelity audio—something that Young thought was sorely lacking in the Pono’s competitors. Unfortunately, Pono albums were more expensive than on other digital music services, and they could only be played on Pono players, so Young’s high-fidelity utopia inadvertently became one of those bad utopias were only rich people are allowed in.

The Pono storefront has been shut down, but according to CBC News (via Consequence Of Sound), Young hasn’t given up on his dream of digital music that actually sounds good just yet. Now …

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