eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 76
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  • ISBN-10: 1414489374
  • ISBN-13: 9781414489377
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Although popular music in all its varied forms is a source of common interest and readers of all ages have an insatiable curiosity about it, 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. Also included when available are addresses for the leaders, the legends, and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music.
  • Also provided is a list of selected books, magazines, newspapers, and other sources where more information can be found.
  • Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject.
  • This up-to-date source, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales, covers the performers and writers who interest readers.
  • 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: 1414487029 | ISBN-13: 9781414487021

Table of Contents

AbraabMuzik.
Blender of beats and samples.
Allen, Kris.
Mellow pop-rock crooner.
Amadou & Mariam.
Creators of West African-tinged tunes.
The Beach Boys.
Classic surf rockers.
Beirut.
Indie rockers with an Eastern European style.
Brown, Chuck.
Godfather of go-go.
BT.
Pioneer of "dream house" music.
Chase & Status.
Dubstep duo.
Cherry, Neneh.
Singer of pop and jazz tunes.
Childish Gambino.
Humorous rapper.
Curren$y.
Former underground rapper who made it big.
Daugherty, Michael.
Composer who uses pop culture references.
Del Rey, Lana.
Husky-voiced chanteuse.
The Dirty Heads.
Reggae rockers.
Dunn, Duck.
Legendary bass player.
Earle, Justin Townes.
Mixer of folk, blues, gospel, and country music.
Edens Edge.
Country-pop trio.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Pop band with a free-spirited exuberance.
El-P.
Critically acclaimed producer and rapper.
Every Time I Die.
Punk-influenced hard rockers.
Fields, Lee.
Versatile soul vocalist.
The Flaming Lips.
Acid-bubblegum rock group.
Garbage.
Slick blenders of electronic and rock sounds.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
No frills rock band.
Gray, Macy.
Raspy-voiced soulstress.
Halestorm.
Melodic hard rockers.
Hawkins, Sophie B.
Singer/songwriter with an eclectic range of influences.
Hawley, Richard.
Creator of evocative and lyrical songs.
Hayes, Hunter.
Country singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Here We Go Magic.
Band that creates a fusion of pop, blues, and folk.
Japandroids.
Rockers with a noisy, brash sound.
Killer Mike.
Grammy-winning rapper.
King, Carole.
Celebrated and prolific singer/songwriter.
Kirshner, Don.
Influential music publisher and producer.
Lambchop.
Avant-garde country group.
Mac Miller.
Rapper with a fast flow.
Mahanthappa, Rudresh.
Blender of Indian music and jazz.
Manson, Marilyn.
Shock rocker.
McLaughlin, Jon.
Performer of piano-driven pop.
mewithoutYou.
Christian hard rockers.
Meyers, Anne Akiko.
Talented concert violinist.
Murs, Olly.
Pop singer with a "cheeky chappy" persona.
Nelson, Willie.
Celebrated and prolific country singer.
Prince Royce.
Bachata singer with an urban style.
Raitt, Bonnie.
Iconic blues guitarist and singer.
Ranaldo, Lee.
Influential rock guitarist.
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.
Group that performs a mixture of blues, country, and roots music.
The Rocket Summer.
Multi-instrumentalist who creates sunny, upbeat tunes.
Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Acoustic guitar duo.
Rodriguez.
American singer who hit it big abroad.
Rush.
Canadian progressive rock trio.
Rusko.
Deejay who dabbles in dubstep.
Ryan, Matthew.
Creator of Americana/folk tunes.
Santigold.
Singer of complex pop music.
Sigur Rós.
Trance-rock tunesmiths.
Silversun Pickups.
Dream-pop group.
Simian Mobile Disco.
Techno/house duo.
Smashing Pumpkins.
Band with an eclectic mix of dreamy, alternative, and metal sounds.
Starr, Garrison.
Singer who blends folk, rock, and country.
Story, Laura.
Christian singer/songwriter with a down-to-earth style.
Sun Kil Moon.
Singer/songwriter who creates acoustic balladry and intimate lyricism.
SWV.
R&B trio.
Temper Trap.
Group with a panoramic pop-rock sound.
The Tallest Man On Earth.
Solo singer with introspective lyrics and weathered vocals.
Turnpike Troubadours.
Rock group that also blends country and bluegrass into its sound.
Watson, Doc.
Grammy Award-winning folk artist.
Welch, Bob.
Blues/rock guitarist and solo singer.
Wilson Phillips.
Group known for its light-pop harmonies.
Womack, Bobby.
Legendary soul singer.
Young, Chris.
Chart-topping country singer.

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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