eBook Contemporary Musicians

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 79
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497784
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497785
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • 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

  • All entries in this volume are new to the series (See Table of Contents for listing).
  • 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.

What's New

  • 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.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414497091 | ISBN-13: 9781414497099

Table of Contents

A.R.E. Weapons.
Band that blends noise and electro-rock.
A$AP Rocky.
Charismatic, witty rap artist with crossover appeal.
Mickey Avalon.
Rapper with a mix of '70s glam rock style.
Avenged Sevenfold.
Southern California metalcore/screamo band.
Sebastian Bach.
Former front man for Skid Row and stand-alone artist.
Aloe Blacc.
Singer and songwriter with hip-hop roots.
Amanda Blank.
Extremely fast, verbally dexterous female rapper.
Alfie Boe.
British singer whom fans have dubbed "the Nation’s Tenor."
Bon Jovi.
One of the creators of "metal lite" or "pop metal."
David Bowie.
Self-described "chameleon of pop."
Boy Kill Boy.
Short-lived British indie rock band.
Billy Bragg.
British singer and songwriter.
Brilliant Green.
Japanese rock band.
J.J. Cale.
Originated the bluesy, minor-key "Tulsa sound."
Chemical Brothers.
Helped pave the way for electronica's popular acceptance.
Harry Connick Jr.
Jazz pianist and singer.
Gary Davis.
A blind guitarist and minister.
Matthew Dear.
A staple in the world of electronic and dance music.
Ray Dolby.
Audio Engineer and inventor.
Kathleen Edwards.
Alternative music artist.
El General.
Tunisian rapper.
Eminem.
Talented and controversial hip-hop artist.
Enter Shikari.
British post-hardcore band.
Fitz and the Tantrums.
Neo soul/pop band based in Los Angeles.
Five Stairsteps.
American soul group.
Franz Ferdinand.
Scottish four-piece indie group.
Anja Garbarek.
Norwegian singer-songwriter.
Gloriana.
Country group from Nashville, Tennessee.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Montreal-based, instrumental indie/experimental rock group.
Grimes
Canadian electro-pop priestess.
Gungor.
American singer-songwriter.
Har Mar Superstar.
Indie singer-songwriter.
Griffin House.
Singer-songwriter with a poppy folk-rock sound.
George Jones.
Popular, Nashville favorite.
Morgan Kibby.
American singer-songwriter known for fronting the indie band The Romanovs.
Michael Kiwanuka.
British neo-folk scene singer and guitarist.
Peter La Farge.
A leading protest balladeer of the early 1960s.
Jens Lekman.
Swedish singer-songwriter.
Indra Lesmana.
Indonesian pianist and vocalist.
Lil Wayne.
New Orleans-born rapper and Cash Money executive.
Low.
Underground rock group.
Marillion.
British rock band.
Mario.
Adult R&B star and multi-platinum selling artist.
Matisyahu.
Reggae artist exploring spiritual themes through music.
Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
Bassist and highly regarded producer.
Mika.
Unabashed pop artist.
Ron Miles.
Accomplished master of improvisational and classical jazz.
Mindless Behavior.
Modern "boy band."
No-Man.
Atmospheric art pop duo.
Opeth.
Swedish progressive metal group.
Over the Rhine.
Husband-and-wife duo.
Phoenix.
Contemporary French musicians.
Pink Martini.
Eclectic ensemble.
Prince.
A mysterious multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter.
The Ragbirds.
Folk-rock band.
Bob Seger.
Raspy rock and roller.
Siouxsie Sioux.
Influential British punk-rock singer.
Alice Smith.
Neo-soul singer.
Marnie Stern.
Indie rocker.
Tame Impala.
Australian psychedelic rock band.
Tamia.
Soul and R&B artist.
Justin Timberlake.
Artist who brought sexy back.
Toro y Moi.
Eclectic indie pop/electronic musician.
Twenty One Pilots.
Alternative rap-rock band.
Uh Huh Her.
Band with an electronic-pop-indie-rock sound.
Volcano Choir.
Indie rock collaboration.
Derek Webb.
Christian singer-songwriter.
Pharrell Williams.
A major force in the hip-hop, soul, and R&B world.
Chelsea Wolfe.
Alternative metal singer-songwriter.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Indie rock band from NYC.

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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