Foreword Reviews

Olivia on the Record

A Radical Experiment in Women's Music

2020 INDIES Winner
Silver, LGBTQ+ (Adult Nonfiction)

Olivia Records was a lesbian run, owned, and operated record company founded in the 70s. Ginny Z. Berson, one of Olivia's founding members and visionaries, kept copious records during those heady days—days also fraught with contradictions, conflicts, and economic pitfalls. With great honesty, Berson offers her personal take on what those times were like, revisiting the excitement and the hardships of creating a fair and equitable lesbian-feminist business model—one that had no precedent.