Sony, after almost 30 years to resume production of vinyl records

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Geminirose records. Archival photoSony, after almost 30 years to resume production of vinyl records© RIA Novosti / Alexey Demin

Japanese company Sony Corp has announced plans to resume production of vinyl records for the first time after almost 30 years.

According to the Agency Kyodo, citing the company, the mass production of records must be launched in the current financial year (started 1 April 2017). According to the Agency, a division of the Japanese company — Sony Music Entertainment Japan – newly equipped plant in the Central part of the capital region special press-form for casting vinyl.

The company explains its decision by the high demand for records observed on the market in the last decade. So, for example, in Japan in 2016 was made almost 800 thousand vinyl records, while in 2010 it was cast only 105 thousand records.

Sony Corp. released vinyl records until 1989, when the generally accepted format in the recording industry steel CDs. Since the production of phonograph records in Japan had only one company — Co Toyokasei.