MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 07-19-2014

Omnifone Helps Bring Neil Young's Vision To Life

Bookmark and Share

Omnifone 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 popular compressed digital formats.

PonoMusic service, which will launch in the US, UK and Canada before the end of the year, is a complete music ecosystem that includes the purpose-built PonoPlayer, the PonoMusic Media Centre desktop app, and the PonoMusic.com social music store. Pono will revolutionise digital music and allow fans to hear and feel the music, experiencing the way the artists created it in the studio.

Omnifone was selected to power the PonoMusic store because of its award-winning cloud music platform and its industry-leading audio expertise and commitment to audio quality. Standing at 35 million tracks, MusicStation - Omnifone's cloud music platform - hosts the industry's largest catalogue of high resolution content, obtained from rights holders in all corners of the world. This rich collection of premium quality audio - and its distributed delivery from the cloud - will enable PonoMusic to achieve global scale quickly.

As PonoMusic's founder and legendary recording artist Neil Young puts it: "Omnifone shares the same passion for high resolution audio as we do at Pono. We are committed to bringing the original recording sound quality from the studio to the PonoPlayer, and Omnifone is a key partner in making this a reality."

Phil Sant, Omnifone Co-Founder and Chief Engineer commented: "PonoMusic is the perfect partner for Omnifone to debut its high resolution audio cloud delivery capabilities. The Pono team has done an incredible job with the PonoPlayer, the attention to detail and the quality of audio engineering delivers a sound which is utterly spellbinding. What the Pono team is trying to achieve is close to our hearts."

"Omnifone is providing the scalable music acquisition and delivery infrastructure but we are also working on some funky stuff such a technique to verify the provenance of the audio and its end-to-end signal path from the studio to the listener via the cloud."

Omnifone had the vision to start using highly compressed audio to power music services on 2G feature phones as early as 2006. To achieve optimum sound quality, it made the decision to ingest only master recordings from labels, hire the best audio talent in the industry and do the encoding itself. Omnifone has the highest possible quality pulse-code modulation (PCM) audio recordings for delivery in free lossless audio codec (FLAC) and wave form audio (WAV) formats and is now adding new formats such as Direct-Stream Digital (DSD). As a result Omnifone has the largest licensed high-resolution audio catalogue in the world.

Pedram Abrari, PonoMusic SVP of Technology states: "We're working tirelessly to give digital music listeners the intensity, nuance and emotion originally captured in the studio. We selected Omnifone as our content delivery partner because of its unique experience in end-to-end digital audio quality and its ability to scale globally."

Jeff Hughes, Omnifone CEO, says: "We are innovators in the digital music landscape and the PonoMusic service will showcase that. Now that digital music services are becoming more mainstream, users are turning their attention to audio quality and it is fast becoming one of the deciding factors when choosing a music service. Omnifone has the platform, the passion and the knowledge to deliver it."

Pono will soon begin shipping more than 15,000 PonoPlayers to its Kickstarter backers. The players retail at $399. High-resolution digital albums are anticipated to cost between $15 to $25. With the support of high profile artists, Pono raised over $6.25 million on the leading crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. Pono is the third most successful campaign in the history of Kickstarter.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Colectivo Bunka Worldwide Releases USB Vol. 6th Special Anniversary Edition

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition

"Live & Die": Alessandro Bagagli Announces His New Album Out June 10, 2016

Jazz & Beyond Reinterpretation Of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon

Indie Folk Artist Releases Cancer Tribute

Corey Andrew Commands "Everybody Up!" With His First Solo Dance Single On Xcalibur Records

New Album "Believe In His Promises" The Mighty Men Of Faith



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Universal Audio And Fender Musical Instruments Announce Development Partnership
» Emerald City Glistens Like A Gem With Beautiful New Studio By Carl Tatz Design
» Insomniac Launches New Underground Brand, Factory 93 With Debut Warehouse Show In Downtown Los Angeles
» Utor Goes Global With Snapchat
» FULLEE LOVE’S SINGLE "SURFBOARD CALI" CONTINUES ITS MOMENTUM WITH 105 RADIO ADDS, 58 IN ROTATION, WHILE CONTINUING ITS STEADY PACE
» Dominic Pandiscia Appointed CEO Of PledgeMusic As The Leading Artist-to-Fan Platform Embraces Growth And Expansion
» Bandzoogle Releases Powerful Theme Design Customization Tools
» TAMC - The Asia Music Conference
» Ep 'Undeniable' On Target For Hot Summer Drop
» Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List Of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Brownswood Launches Second "Future Bubblers" Music Discovery Program
» MusicDish Yaogun Adds Chinese Rock On Colectivo Bunka USB Vol. 6th Asia Music Compilation
» Kobalt Offers Creators Real-Time Earnings & Data Reporting
» New Online Ticketing System In Hong Kong Offers Enhanced User Experience And Lower Promoter Fees
» Ryan West Video Shows How To Add 'Transformer Color' In A Mix
» Tou-JAM Presents Legendary DJ Scratchy
» AdShare Appoints June Zhan Head Of New Taiwan Office
» CMA Research Shows Country Music Consumers Spend More On Music
» Dippso.com Blurs The Line Between Search & Streaming
» Nominations Now Open For 2017 She Rocks Awards
» Planetrox China 2016 Semi-Final
» Winners Announced For The First Annual Live Music Industry Awards

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.