eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 67
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457049
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457048
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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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: 078769617X | ISBN-13: 9780787696177

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

"Provides accurate, up-to-date information on the leaders and up-and-coming stars of rock, pop, rap, jazz, country, gospel, folk, and New Age music." -- School Library Media Activities Monthly

— School Library Media Activities Monthly

"For libraries needing biographical information on current and popular musicians, this series is a worthwhile purchase." --ARBA, 2008

— ARBA

"Contemporary Musicians will be immensely popular with teens." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

— Booklist

Table of Contents

Ryan Adams, alternative country/rock singer-songwriter.
The Album Leaf, songwriter who specializes in post-rock electronica.
Rodney Atkins, country singer.
Balkan Beat Box, Mediterranean-influenced electronic band.
Band of Horses, indie rock band.
Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy Award-nominated pop singer and songwriter.
Bird and the Bee, indie pop music duo.
Black Eyed Peas, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group.
Black Lips, garage rock band known for their wild live shows.
Boomtown Rats, Irish rock band.
Bow Wow, rap artist.
Dave Brubeck, influential jazz pianist and composer.
Albert Brumley, gospel music composer.
Captain and Tennille, husband and wife pop music duo.
Carolina Liar, alternative rock band.
Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician and composer.
Eric Church, country music singer/songwriter.
Richard Clayderman, internationally-successful French pianist.
Cold War Kids, soulful, blues-inflected indie rock band.
Graham Colton, pop/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Corneille, French-Canadian R&B singer.
Chris Cornell, alternative rock musician.
Elvis Costello, influential British singer/songwriter and musician.
Marshall Crenshaw, pop singer/songwriter and guitarist.
CSS, Brazilian electro-rock band.
The Cure, legendary English rock band.
Daughtry, rock band fronted by American Idol finalist.
Jonathan Edwards, country and folk singer/songwriter.
Electric Six, Detroit-based experimental dance rock band.
Alejandro Escovedo, country-rock musician.
Fairuz, influential Lebanese musician.
Flo Rida, successful rap artist.
Ben Folds, piano rock singer/songwriter.
Futureheads, English post-punk revival band.
Green Day, socially conscious punk rock band.
Ben Harper, pop rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Barbara Hendricks, operatic soprano and concert singer.
Chris Hillman, country-rock musician.
J. Holiday, R&B singer.
Michael Jackson, legendary "King of Pop".
Jean Michel Jarre, French electronic composer.
Hal Ketchum, country musician.
K''NAAN, Somali-Canadian rapper and musician.
Greg Laswell, indie rock singer/songwriter.
Demi Lovato, pop rock singer.
Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician.
Mandisa, Grammy Award-nominated gospel singer.
Max Martin, Swedish pop music producer/songwriter.
Mary Mary, Grammy Award-winning gospel music duo.
Ingrid Michaelson, indie pop singer/songwriter.
J.D. Miller, pioneer of producing and writing Louisiana music.
Yael Naim, Franco-Israeli singer/songwriter.
Randy Newman, singer-songwriter known for composing film scores.
Newsboys, Christian pop rock band.
Nickelback, commercially successful Canadian hard rock band.
John Oates, American rock guitarist and songwriter.
Conor Oberst, influential indie rock singer/songwriter.
Papa Roach, four-piece alternative metal band.
Katy Perry, glitzy pop rock singer.
Paul Potts, pop opera tenor.
A.R. Rahman, Indian film composer and musician.
Razorlight, English-Swedish indie rock band.
Josh Ritter, country folk singer/songwriter.
Soulja Boy Tell ''Em, rapper and record producer.
Jordin Sparks, pop R&B singer of American Idol fame.
Rob Thomas, pop rock singer/songwriter.
Bobby Valentino, R&B singer.
Butch Walker, alternative rock singer/songwriter.
Michelle Williams, gospel R&B singer/songwriter.
Zac Brown Band, contemporary country music band.