Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Sony to start vinyl record production again

Man listening to vinyl record Sony to make vinyl records again after 30-year hiatus
Frank Williams | 29 June, 2017, 22:31

As Agence France-Presse reports, Sony Music Entertainment just announced that they're going to start making records again, starting next March.

Sony's move comes a few months after it equipped its Tokyo studio with a cutting lathe, used to produce the master discs used to manufacture vinyl records.

Sony did not say what music it will release in record format.

Vinyl sales have seen a resurgence since around 2008. In Austin, stores like Waterloo Records, End Of An Ear and Antone's Record Shop have been supplying records to audiophiles for years.

Years of double-digit growth in record sales have left vinyl press plants in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere struggling to meet demand. For now, Sony's plan is to focus primarily on the Asian market.

McGregor: the main sponsor will pay$10 Million
WME-IMG, owners of the UFC, sent out a proposal to companies asking for $10 million to sponsor fight elements, ESPN.com reported . Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite to win, but we're constantly hearing: "Anything can happen in the fight game".

The format is experiencing a renaissance as younger music lovers embrace the perceived warmer, more vivid sound of vinyl-and the more tactile connection to music than digital downloads offer.

But first, the company needs to do some hiring-they are "scrambling to find older engineers familiar with how to make records", AFP writes.

At the end of 2016, sales of vinyl records outpaced digital music sales for the first time in the United Kingdom, as The Guardian reported.

Nearly 200 million records a year were produced in Japan in the mid-1970s, according to the country's recording industry association.

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