Skip to main content

Wax lovers rejoice! For the first time time in almost three decades Sony will be manufacturing vinyl records. The Japanese technology juggernaut is looking to cash in on vinyl’s massive resurgence in popularity.

In a previously published article about the music industry, I touch on vinyl sales in America, and show that in 2016, vinyl sales were at their highest point since 1985. With the way the music world is growing, you should expect to see vinyl continue to grow at a steady pace.

Besides the high quality sound you can get from a vinyl and turntable, records give music’s current generation something physical to collect. Don't get me wrong, streaming music is one of the greatest innovations in the industry, but there is something about physically holding your music and then being able to watch it spin while it plays, that streaming services just can’t provide. Speaking to Nikkei Asian Review the CEO of Sony Music, Michinori Mizuno, said:

"A lot of young people buy songs that they hear and love on streaming services."

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Staffer Arrested After Fabricating Mass Shooting Threat to Get Out of Work Early: Report

The staffer has reportedly been charged with making a false terrorism threat.

eliminate

Eliminate and XAELO Team Up for Emotive Single, "Nothing Left"

Eliminate's latest melodic trap offering cuts deep.

Sony has already installed the equipment in a plant in Tokyo and is set to print the first batch of records in the spring of 2018.

H/T: NPR

Related

pasquale rotella

Insomniac Music Group and Sony Music Publishing Ink Global Administration Partnership

The partnership provides a myriad of new tools for Insomniac to help develop their roster.

Pendulum

Pendulum Announce New "Elemental" EP and Vinyl Drop

The upcoming EP will contain four tracks, including a hotly anticipated collaboration with Hybrid Minds.

Sony Music

Sony and Dubset Strike a Landmark Deal for Legalizing 'Unofficial' Remixes

This is HUGE for DJs, producers, and artists that remix protected and copyrighted tracks.

people at concert

Industry News Round-Up: U.S. Music Revenues Increase, CDs & Vinyl Sales Outsell Digital Since 2011, & More

The U.S.'s music revenues are up, and CD and vinyl sales are selling more than digital for the first time since 2011.

B1BA73CB-D420-4123-86A3-F5F63A4FAE97

Sony Admits To Publishing Fake Michael Jackson Songs

The label released three tracks sung by an impersonator.