eBook Contemporary Musicians

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 77
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  • ISBN-10: 1414489382
  • ISBN-13: 9781414489384
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

While popular music in all its varied forms is a source of common interest and an insatiable curiosity among readers of all ages, thorough biographical information about its stars and superstars can be difficult to find.

Consult this ongoing reference series for biographical information on more than 3,600 important figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

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Contemporary Musicians Series

Consult this reference for biographical information on more than 4,500 figures in today’s musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Contemporary Musicians offers biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, selected discographies and, whenever available, addresses for the leaders, the legends, and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music. Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject. This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales. The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today’s music. This reference is appealing to students because of its contemporary focus, easy format, and style. Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist’s publicist. Contributors also include a discography and a listing of sources. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries include biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, and selected discographies and, when available, addresses for the leaders, the legends, and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music.
  • List of selected books, magazines, newspapers, and other sources where more information can be found also provided.
  • Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject.
  • This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales.
  • The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music.
  • Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414487037 | ISBN-13: 9781414487038

Table of Contents

A Place to Bury Strangers, Shoe-gazing rockers.
Acoustic Alchemy, Band that fused jazz with New Age.
Yolanda Adams, Blender of gospel and jazz pop.
Barry Adamson, Rock bassist and film composer.
Omar Akram, New Age instrumentalist.
All-American Rejects, Creators of emotional power pop.
Steve Aoki, Dance-party DJ.
Avicii, DJ who melds house music with pop melodies.
Rose Bampton, Respected operatic soprano.
Band of Heathens, Roots rockers.
The Bangles, New-wave pop group.
Boyz II Men, Mega-selling R&B singing group.
Shemekia Copeland, Soul singer with powerful vocals.
Crystal Castles, Indie electronic duo.
Cursive, Conceptual art-rock band.
Krishna Das, Artist who blends the spirituality of India with electronic influences.
Roscoe Dash, Party rapper.
The dB's, Tuneful songsmiths.
Assi El-Helani, The "knight of Arab singing."
Yvonne Elliman, Disco songstress.
Fanfarlo, Multi-instrument, eclectic band.
50 Cent, Hit-making rapper.
Francis and the Lights, Musician who mixes blue-eyed soul with electronica.
French Montana, Rapper known for his popular mixtapes.
Glenn Frey, Longtime rock singer and guitarist.
John Fullbright, Singer/songwriter with an Americana sound.
Kenny Garrett, Post- bop jazz saxophonist.
Freddie Gibbs. Rapper known for his social and political commentary.
Leonid Hambro, Versatile pianist.
I See Stars, Hardcore rockers.
Luke James, R&B crooner.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Pop singer with a worldwide hit single.
Lamb of God, Heavy metal group.
Maroon 5, Blenders of classic pop and R&B.
Loreena McKennitt, Singer/songwriter with a Celtic twist.
Pat Metheny, Jazz guitarist.
Nas, One of the East Coast's leading rap voices.
Frank Ocean, Singer known for unique lyrics and genre-spanning sound.
Octopus Project, Post-punk group.
One Direction, Chart-topping boy band.
Noam Pikelny, A master at the banjo.
Gregory Porter, Contemporary jazz vocalist.
John Rich, Country singer/songwriter and television personality.
Rumer, Velvet-voiced singer/songwriter.
Scuba, Innovative electronic music artist.
Duncan Sheik, Versatile pop singer and composer.
Son Volt, Alt-country group.
Dave Stewart, Hard-rocking guitarist and producer.
Barbra Streisand, Multi-platinum selling singer and actress.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Experimental folk rock group.
Swell Season, Creators of lush, romantic folk rock songs.
Thousand Foot Krutch, Hard-rocking Christian group.
311, Band that blends rock, reggae, and hip-hop.
12 Stones, Hard rock group with a driving sound and soulful lyrics.
Twilight Sad, Scottish trio with an industrial sound.
2 Chainz, Rapper with a laconic style.
Gordon Waller, Singer and one half of Peter & Gordon.
Jack White, Influential multi-band and solo artist.
Matt White, Light-hearted pop singer.
Don Williams, Country music hitmaker.
Brian Wilson, Crafter of much-loved pop tunes.
Wire, Subversive and idiosyncratic rock band.
Wolf Parade, Band that merged indie rock with post-punk.
World Party, Multi-instrumentalist and singer.
Michelle Wright, Contemporary country singer.
Trisha Yearwood, Country singer with a powerful voice.
Yonder Mountain String Band, Band with three-part harmonies and intricate melodies.
Pete Yorn, Rock and folk tunesmith.
Zola Jesus, Musician who blends electronic, classical, and Goth elements.
John Zorn, Prolific composer, performer, and producer.

Products Included

The Britannica Guide the World's Most Influential People Series: The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time  (ISBN-10: 1615300562 | ISBN-13: 9781615300563)

Welcome to a veritable feast for readers' eyes, minds, and, by extension, ears. Filled with profiles of truly accomplished musicians across a broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, this volume includes such varied musical artists as Ludwig von Beethoven, Elvis Presley, and hip-hop artist Jay-Z.

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