The history of womens music makes one think about what it was like back in the day when women weren’t allowed to do much of anything. Women were supposed to stay at home and take care of the children. And when you think about the music industry, back in the 1960’s and 1970’s there weren’t many women images to think positive about or rather females didn’t have a lot of opportunities to go about the music industry. And there weren’t many records producers that actually created female record labels of women’s music. This is why a lot of feminists were behind women’s music.
The first women’s record label didn’t actually come into existence until 1973 by Olivia Records. It was a whole collection of female artists which included Meg Christian. That started a trend for many independent labels to start to create labels for many other females and their women’s music. It was also the start of consumers demanding the female singers. And it brought into play a non-profit organization to distribute and of course promote women’s music.
For so many years so many females had to fight to be heard. Feminism had a way of stopping females from doing what they did best or what they liked to do best, sing. Women’s music had to fight to be heard and to become popular. It wasn’t like it is today. Think about it, back then the first feat they were up against was to even be heard. Today all a female has to do is go ahead and sing, make a demo CD, find a record company that will listen to it, and hopefully if they are good enough, they get a call and it goes from there. Women’s music wasn’t that easy and it was because of the first part of women’s music and their fight that made it easy for female vocalists today. Feminism seems to have a place yet still in some parts in this day and age. There are some that still can’t get it through their heads that all though the rest of the world has accepted women and women’s music into the industry, they just don’t want to think that women can actually sing and be successful. You all see on television, listen on the radio, read in the paper, it all actually says the same, women’s music has finally made itself a success many years ago even if there was some men out there that didn’t want it to happen. Women’s music is now a part of life you know it in the twentieth century. Female singers keep up the good work and keep knocking them dead.