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Sony goes retro with return to vinyl production

Records enjoy renaissance as young fans seek to own favorite tunes

Sony is setting up a new production line for vinyl records in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Sony will resume pressing vinyl records for the first time in nearly three decades, looking to keep up with demand from not only nostalgic seniors, but also younger aficionados.

Production will resume by March 2018 at a plant in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture run by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan). Sony stopped making vinyl records in-house domestically in 1989 after the advent of CDs, which the company co-developed and began selling in 1982.

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