SoundbreakingThe Record Wars and Rock and Roll Clip: Episode 8 | 3m 20s 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. Aired: 11/23/16 Rating: TV-PG Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning. The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why? Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeSoundbreakingThe Record Wars and Rock and RollSeason 1 Episode 8Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Next on Episode 7 “Sound and Vision” follows the rise of MTV and how video overhauled the industry. Official Trailer Soundbreaking is an eight-part series on the art and evolution of music recording. Sound and Vision “Sound and Vision” follows the rise of MTV and how video overhauled the industry. Jimmy Jam: MTV Was White Rock Music Television At launch, black artists found themselves excluded from MTV.