Sony pressing vinyl for the first time in 30 years
Sony pressing vinyl is a clear barometer how popular the wax has become again as we continue to embrace the vinyl re-revolution.
After 30 years of focusing on CDs and other forms of media, Sony music is back in the vinyl game.
We have seen a massive explosion of vinyl interest in recent times with it fast becoming a billion dollar industry.
Earlier this year we reported on predictions made by Deloitte over the future of the vinyl industry. https://idmmag.com/news/vinyl-billion-dollar-industry/
They predicted that 2017 will see record sales of 40 million, including turntables and the accessories that go with them.
All over the world there has been a massive increase in vinyl sales, a sudden boom after lying dormant for the past 30 years.
Girl put that record on
People are after the authentic, crisp sound that vinyl offers, as well as the bad-ass nature of the turntable and who doesn’t love the vinyl covers?
They are pleasing to the ears and eyes.
So naturally mega-label Sony Music is jumping on the band-wagon and is set to open a new pressing plant next year in March.
The plant will be situated in the Shizuoka Prefecture and will focus on releasing mainstream music and Japanese reissues.
Sony has also showed interest in pressing vinyl for labels outside the Sony group. It’s a great opportunity to cash in as well as making vinyl accessible to all.
This will be the first time since 1989 that Sony will manufacture vinyl. Vinyl took a back after the CD revolution took place in the 90’s.
Sony pressing vinyl is a trip down memory lane; oh how the turntables have turned!