I think there may have been some reluctance in as much as both companies realized that it was going to cost them more to produce a recording due to license fees.
On Oct 7, 2012, at 5:13 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Tom,
> No. Western Electric demonstrated their system to both Victor and Columbia.
> Each signed and began releasing electrical recordings by spring 1925.