Sony Music To Open Vinyl Pressing Plant in Japan

Sony to make vinyl records again after 30-year hiatus

Most printing presses closed down, and for years, vinyl only existed in smokey little record shops (and your dad's basement).

Unlike some music formats such as cassette tape, 8-track, and the mini disc, the old-school vinyl record never really faded away.

The move was foreshadowed by the introduction of a cutting lathe to its Tokyo studio several months back, in order to be able to produce master records locally. Or are you enjoying spinning records for the first time after growing up in the digital realm? But in 2016 while CDs took a backseat to streaming (on-demand audio streaming surpassed total digital sales for the first time ever), vinyl hit a 25-year high with 13 million sales according to Nielsen. Turntables and other vinyl-related accessories are also benefiting as a result. Although the records will mostly be sold in Japan, the decision is indicative of vinyl's stunning return to prominence. They should start rolling off the production line by March next year.

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The company is searching for retired record engineers to advise its new record-making venture, according to Nikkei. But while many of us have been content to wirelessly download our music, a surprising number of people are going to the store-or Amazon.com, let's be honest-and purchasing a vinyl record, sleeve and all.

HMV opened its vinyl-focused store in Shibuya, Japan, nearly two years after sales began to show strong growth, while supermarkets including Sainsbury's and Tesco began selling vinyl after LP sales rose by 800% in 2015.

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