Month: April 2016

Out with the new, in with the old

When music aficionado Ton Vermeulen bought a pressing plant for vinyl records in Haarlem outside Amsterdam in the late 90s, neither he nor anyone else believed he was investing in tomorrow’s technology. The seller, Sony Music Entertainment, had watched sales gradually decline since the 80s and then nearly disappear as compact discs (CDs) took over. But today, the proverbial wheel has turned – or should we say the turntables are turning again – and the previously low-valued machines are working…