eBook Contemporary Musicians

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 78
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497776
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497778
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 385 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2013
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 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

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

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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414497083 | ISBN-13: 9781414497082

Table of Contents

Aesop Rock, Mischievous underground rapper.
Kiran Ahluwalia, India-born Canadian world musician.
Allo Darlin', London-based indie rockers.
Allstar Weekend, Emo pop group from California.
Ayo, Stylish world musician.
The Band Perry, Country trio and siblings.
Bassnectar, Electronic DJ, producer, and remixer.
Dierks Bentley, Self-taught country musician.
Big Boi, Influential in defining Atlanta-based "Dirty South" hip-hop sound.
Big Freedia, The "Queen of Bounce."
James Blake, Leading artist of the electronic sub-genre of dubstep.
Blondie, Successful New Wave group formed in NYC.
Blues Traveler, Jam band formed in Princeton, New Jersey.
Brandy, Talented singer and actress.
Mariah Carey, Pop diva with enduring career.
Kenny Chesney, Hard-core country vocalist.
Ravi Coltrane, Sax player with a family history of musical influence.
Tom Connors, Put Canada on the map with "The Hockey Song."
Dailey and Vincent, Masters of bluegrass music.
Alexandre Desplat, French film composer.
Luther Dickinson, Blues/roots rock guitarist.
Tom Dowd, One of the first producers to exploit the possibilities of multi-track recording.
Paloma Faith, British singer with vintage style.
Fountians of Wayne, American power pop group.
The Grascals, Six-member bluegrass band.
Steven Halpern, A major founder of New Age music.
Imagine Dragons, Alternative rock group.
R. Kelly, Singer, songwriter, and music producer.
Kendrick Lamar, Rapper born and raised in Compton.
The Lumineers, Notable for their rustic folk pop hit "Ho Hey."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rapper and producer who had hit with "Thrift Shop."
The Magnetic Fields, Pop-eccentric collaborative.
Stephen Marley, Acclaimed reggae artist and son of Bob Marley.
James Morrison, British singer-songwriter.
Jason Mraz, Pop-rocker with the smash hit "I'm Yours."
Neon Trees, Sample 1980s post-punk pop to create danceable tunes.
Oneohtrix Point Never, Electronic and ambient musician.
Para One, French producer and electronic music artist.
Passion Pit, Boston alternative rock group.
Sam Phillips, Singer songwriter with an enduring career.
Ariel Pink, Los Angeles musician with lo-fi/chillwave' sound.
Plan B, British guitarist and rapper.
Porcupine Tree, British-based progressive rock band.
The Postal Service, American electronic musical supergroup.
Lisa Marie Presley, Independent singer songwriter.
Emeli Sandé, R&B singer-songwriter of Zambian and English heritage.
Scarface, Admired Southern rapper.
Schoolboy Q, Rapper from the streets.
Ryan Shaw, Smooth-soul singer.
Shovels & Rope, Country/folk duo with a high-octane vibe.
Cody Simpson, Singer of summery pop songs.
Todd Snider, Roots rocker.
Joan Soriano, Dominican singer of bachata songs.
The Special Consensus, Longtime bluegrass performers.
Sum 41, Creators of catchy pop-punk tunes.
Third Day, Christian rockers.
J. Tillman, Singer/songwriter of moody songs.
Richard Van Allan, Bass-baritone opera singer.
Elle Varner, R&B singer from a musical family.
The Verve Pipe, Band that switched from rock to kids' tunes.
The Virgins, Blenders of new wave and indie rock.
Waterdeep, Christian folk rockers.
Weezer, Alternative-rock pioneers.
White Denim, Rock band with an energetic sound.
Emily Jane White, Gothic-folk-rock artist.
Betty Wright, Grammy-winning gospel singer.
The xx, Trio that melds rock with dance music.
Weird Al Yankovic , Pop-music parodist.
Neil Young, Influential singer/songwriter.
Maher Zain, Singer/songwriter of modern Islamic music.

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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