It is a dramatic turnaround from a decade ago, when just 200,000 LPs were sold and record labels had resigned themselves to the idea that vinyl would die out.
Almost 30 years after Sony stopped making vinyl records, the company announced Thursday it will start making records again in Japan to meet surging demand.
The firm will start producing records in spring 2018 with reissues and new music on the agenda.
Official figures showed vinyl sales were worth £2.4 million in the United Kingdom, compared to the $2.1m amassed from digital downloads. Sony were a leader in the development of CDs which are now growing increasingly obsolete owing to the popularity of downloads and streaming.
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Japan's sole record maker, Toyokasei, is struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl demand, the influential Nikkei newspaper reported.
As the creator of the Walkman and a co-developer of the CD format, Sony helped to end the era of vinyl albums. According to stats physical music sales represented 73% of total record industry revenues in Japan a year ago.
The record label has not yet said which titles it will be pressing in vinyl, but big sellers in the format these days are a mixture of classic back-catalogue items and modern releases by new bands.
'People might say that vinyl is not a ideal sound but actually it is a warmer sound, and all those scratches can make your copy unique.
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