Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Olivia Records interview with Marcia Danab

Item

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Title

Olivia Records interview with Marcia Danab

Description

In this interview, Marcia Danab, the host, talks to two members of Olivia Records: Ginny Berson, and Meg Christian. Berson and Christian talk about how they created their record label, as well as the challenges that they faced as a company made by women for women. They both talk about the struggles that they have faced in the music industry as women in regard to gaining ownership, being paid, being taken seriously as artists, and making music that is specific to the female experience and understanding. Olivia Records was founded in 1973 and played an important role within the gay rights and counterculture movements of the time. Notable artists they represented were Tret Fure, Kay Gardner, Leslie Ann Jones, BeBe K'Roche, Pat Parker, and Cris Williamson. Due to declining sales, Olivia Records became Olivia Cruises and Resorts, a lesbian vacation company, in 1990.

Date

1975

Rights

Not to be used for publication without the express written consent of Liza Cowan. Contact the Lesbian Herstory Archive for Liza Cowan's contact information.

Language

English

Identifier

LC020

Interviewee

Berson, Ginny; Christian, Meg

Interviewer

Danab, Marcia

Physical Format

1/4 inch audio tape

Digital Format

.wav file

Duration

00:36:11

Citation

“Olivia Records interview with Marcia Danab,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 23, 2024, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/991.