Sony to start vinyl record production again

Vinyl records store

Vinyl records store

Although the records will mostly be sold in Japan, the decision is indicative of vinyl's stunning return to prominence. The company originally stopped producing vinyl in 1989 as the music-buying public moved instead to CD and other formats.

Big news for music fans all over the world today. Vinyl sales surpassed downloads in the United Kingdom a year ago. Sony were a leader in the development of CDs which are now growing increasingly obsolete owing to the popularity of downloads and streaming.

Sony has been scrambling to find older engineers familiar with how to make records, said the Nikkei newspaper in Japan.

Panasonic relaunched its legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable several years ago as the market picked up.

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Scalise, 51, and four others were wounded when an IL man opened fire Wednesday morning on the team practice in Alexandria. Nonetheless, said Sava, "we fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run".

Deloitte consulting firm estimates global vinyl revenue will top $1bn this year while sales of CDs and digital downloads continue to fall.

In 1929, the American Record corporation-the company that, after a long chain of mergers and acquisitions, would eventually become Sony Music Entertainment-put out its first record.

Sony did not say what music it will release in record format, but Nikkei said the lineup will include popular Japanese songs from the past, including Sony-owned titles, as well as chart-topping contemporary albums. Or are you enjoying spinning records for the first time after growing up in the digital realm?

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