Sony to start making vinyl records again after 30-year hiatus as demand for the retro music format surges.
A Sony factory southwest of Tokyo will begin producing records by March 2018
The Japanese firm stopped making records in 1989 due to dropping demand
At the time consumers were flocking to CDs and other new music technology
But surging demand for vinyl records has forced Sony back into the market
Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format.
A factory southwest of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony Music Entertainment said Thursday.
The Japanese firm stopped making vinyl records in 1989, a company spokesman said, as consumers flocked to compact discs and other emerging music technology.