eBook Contemporary Musicians

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 80
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024392
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024396
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573024368 | ISBN-13: 9781573024365

Table of Contents

Above & Beyond.
Crafters of progressive-trance tunes.
Priscilla Ahn.
Contemporary folk artist.
Clarence Avant.
Influential musician and producer.
Baroness.
Heavy metal rockers with an eclectic sound.
Beach House.
Dream-pop duo.
Beyonce Knowles.
R&B superstar.
Big Bopper.
Hit-making singer and songwriter.
Big Sean.
Rapper known for his hooks.
Breathe Carolina.
High-energy electronic group.
Jake Bugg.
Rockabilly folk tunesmith.
The Builders and the Butchers.
Blenders of folk, country, and twangy rock.
T Bone Burnett.
Renowned producer and singer/songwriter.
CFCF.
Respected electronic artist and producer.
Cher.
Legendary singer and actress.
Clutch.
Alt-metal rockers.
Cut Copy.
Electronic group with a pop sensibility.
Danger Mouse.
Producer and DJ with a unique musical vision.
Deleted Scenes.
Creators of indie rock tunes with deeply personal lyrics.
DIIV.
Shoegaze popsters.
Dirty Projectors.
Prolific experimental-pop act.
Snooks Eaglin.
Blind blues guitarist and singer.
Elisa.
Singer of ethereal pop songs.
Empire of the Sun.
Electro-glam pop duo.
Eve 6.
Pop-punk group.
Everclear.
Grunge-punk rockers.
The Features.
Southern, psychedelic rock group.
The Felice Brothers.
Writers of rousing and heartbreaking tunes.
Field Music.
Musically complex tunesmiths.
Jose Gonzalez.
Singer/guitarist with a small but robust following.
Goo Goo Dolls.
Alternative power-pop rockers.
Ellie Goulding.
Singer of emotive folk-tinged songs.
Great Big Sea.
Blenders of an ancient style with a modern touch.
Skylar Grey.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter.
Jim Guthrie.
Multi-instrumental pop rocker.
The Head and the Heart.
Folky sextet.
John Hiatt.
Blues-based wordsmith.
Nellee Hooper.
Inventive dance-oriented pop music producer.
Hybrid.
Blenders of technology and live musicians.
Jessie J.
Chart-topping pop singer.
Jewel.
Contemporary folk singer and author.
Freddy Kempf.
Eclectic and skilled interpreter of works for piano.
Kenna.
Genre-defying musician and activist.
Amel Larrieux.
Contemporary R&B songstress.
Lenka.
Singer of atmospheric pop songs.
Carl Sonny Leyland.
Boogie and blues pianist.
Local Natives.
Band that features polished vocal harmonies and rhythmic melodies.
The Mavericks.
Group that fuses country with rock & roll.
Paul McCartney.
Legendary singer and songwriter.
Justin Moore.
Country singer with small-town roots.
Mt. Helium.
Incorporators of Middle Eastern riffs into a new sound.
The Parlor Mob.
Crafted rock tunes with indie aesthetics.
Polica.
Shimmering dream-pop tunesmiths.
The Replacements.
Influential rockers.
Rihanna.
Dance-pop diva.
The Sadies.
Mixers of punk rock and country sounds.
Shakira.
Latin pop phenomenon.
Snarky Puppy.
Fusers of jazz, funk, and rock.
So Percussion.
Improvisatory drum ensemble.
Sting.
Influential musician who blends jazz, pop, and world music.
Swedish House Mafia.
Electro-dance supergroup.
Taking Back Sunday.
Creators of melancholic, aggressive rock music.
Tegan and Sara.
Twin sisters who perform a punk-pop/folk blend.
The Game.
West Coast rapper.
Josh Turner.
Country crooner with a rich baritone voice.
Tycho.
Performer of ambient electronica.
Keith Urban.
Hit-making country artist.
Suzanne Vega.
Influential folk-pop singer/songwriter.
Walk the Moon.
High-energy, alterna-pop combo.
Kanye West.
Award-winning rapper and producer.
Zedd.
Electronic dance music star.

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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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