Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1414435819
  • ISBN-13: 9781414435817
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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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.

In addition to all single volumes in print or electronic format, the first 44 volumes of Contemporary Musicians are available as one rich text-only database consisting of 18,000 pages and 3,300 detailed biographical profiles of diverse musical artists. The database consists of original editorial content published from 1989-2003.

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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.

Reviews

"Valuable profiles. This reference series saves the information seeker hours of searching time. The entire series contains such comprehensive coverage not readily available elsewhere that it is recommended for music libraries and as an addition to major reference collections." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA