This will be of interest:
The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a
behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than
160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists
of all time, Soundbreaking explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology
and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Airs
weekdays, November 14-23 10/9c.In the final episode of Soundbreaking, we discover
that the music formats that are so familiar to us now, the single and the
LP, were actually born out of a 'format war' between rival record companies
RCA Victor and Columbia. With commentary from Steven Van Zandt on new
recording freedom for artists and the emergence of Rock and Roll.
Note that the full series will be released on DVD AND BD (at same price)
by Acorn Video on November 29th.
I know the sharp-eyed folks will note that (in the last episode (the link
above) the introduction of the 45rpm disc by RCA Victor is documented by
showing Rosemary Clooney's 45 on COLUMBIA! Oh well.