Neil Young is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He’s a Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, author, director, and screenwriter. Neil’s music career began in the 1960s, when he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills. He later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash, and has recorded solo albums with his backing bands Crazy Horse and Promise of the Real. Neil has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country, and other musical styles. He has received numerous Grammy and Juno awards, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is listed as the 34th greatest artist in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest artists of all time. Neil has also directed motion pictures and has written two previous books: his autobiography xi in 2012 and Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars in 2014.
Phil Baker has a long career developing consumer electronic products, as well as working as a technology journalist and author. He has developed many iconic products for Polaroid, Apple, Seiko, Barnes & Noble, Pono, and more. Baker is the author of From Concept to Consumer and has written award-winning columns for the San Diego Daily Transcript, Tech.pinions, and others. Phil holds more than 30 patents and was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego. Phil and Neil began working together to develop the Pono music player in 2012 and continue to work together on other projects, including the recently introduced Neil Young Archives, an online archive of Neil’s lifetime of works.