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Sony Music to start pressing records after nearly 30-year hiatus

Its new plant will open in 2018

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 29 June 2017

Sony Music is back in the record pressing game after announcing it will open a new pressing plant next year.

Set to open in the Shizuoka Prefecture in March 2018, the first batch of vinyl at the new plant will consist of bigger mainstream releases and Japanese reissues according to Nikkei.

However, the company has also showed an interest in producing vinyl for labels outside the Sony label.

The news follows Sony Music’s installation of a cutting lathe in its studio earlier this year.

Sony hasn’t produced records since 1989 when it stopped in-house manufacturing to focus on CD production.

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