Y’know steam, like a train? Anyways. After announcing his plans for a high-definition audio format earlier this year, Neil Young is keeping the ball rolling. His Pono service will be releasing players and a download store next year, as Rolling Stone reports:
Beginning next year, Pono will release a line of portable players, a music-download service and digital-to-analog conversion technology intended to present songs as they first sound during studio recording sessions.
Perhaps most important to the success of Young’s idea is the major labels’ interest in it:
Pono’s preservation of the fuller, analog sound already has the ear of the Big Three record labels: Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music.