eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 69
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457065
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457062
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 353 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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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: 0787696196 | ISBN-13: 9780787696191

Table of Contents

Ambulance LTD, shoegaze indie rock group.
Antony and the Johnsons, heartfelt singer with ethereal vocals.
David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up.
Avett Brothers, rootsy rockers with a punk edge.
Backstreet Boys, internationally popular boy band.
Bell Biv Devoe, R&B trio that mixes hip-hip and soul.
Bjork, Icelandic singer/songwriter with a world sound.
The Black Ghosts, electronic dance music duo.
The Blow, performing artist and electronic rock singer.
Bonobo, pioneering musician and producer of electronica.
Boys Like Girls, four-piece pop-punk group.
Cat Power, soulful independent rocker.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, unsigned indie rock group.
David Cook, innovative American Idol rocker.
Dave Matthews Band, immensely popular jazz/pop band, Danielle de Niese, rising young opera star.
The Dramatics, funky soul singers and entertainers.
Dropkick Murphys, Celtic-influenced American punk band.
The 88, infectious power-pop quartet.
Emerson Drive, country music group with Canadian roots.
A Fine Frenzy, contemporary musician influenced by literature.
Flight of the Conchords, quirky folk duo from New Zealand.
Flyleaf, heavy metal Christian Goth band.
The Fratellis, short-lived pub rock band.
Get Set Go, energetic power-pop group.
Ghostface Killah, original Wu-Tang member turned solo rap artist Gomez, Brit-pop band with roots in American music.
David Guetta, French DJ and successful music producer.
Incubus, heavy metal rock band with an eclectic style.
Jamiroquai, electric jazz-influenced British band.
Janine Jensen, Dutch violinist embracing digital music.
Casey Kasem, American Top 40 radio show icon.
Alicia Keys, hip-hop singer with classical piano training.
Lady Gaga, modern glam pop-rocker.
Marcy Playground, charismatic grunge rock group.
Ricky Martin, energetic Latin pop singer.
Kylie Minogue, night club pop diva.
Mandy Moore, pop singer from Broadway background.
Alexi Murdoch, alternative rock singer with broad appeal.
Kate Nash, singer/songwriter with retro-London sound, Matt Nathanson, alternative rock singer and showman.
Paolo Nutini, wide-ranging pop singer.
Old Crow Medecine Show, vintage acoustic folk band.
Onerepublic, former music producer leads pop band.
Landon Pigg, self-taught pop musician.
Pinback, postmodern indie rock group.
Pitbull, reggaeton rap artist.
Placebo, British rock trio.
Play, fashionable Swedish pop group.
P.O.D, hard-rock Christian band.
Pomegranates, indie rock quartet.
Jerry Reed, influential country singer.
Robyn, electronic dance and pop singer.
Rogue Wave, San Francisco-based pop group.
Runaways, edgy all-girl rock band.
Seether, South African heavy metal band.
The Servant, rock group with funk and soul influences She and Him, pop duo with classic rock style.
Spoon, indie rock group.
Stars, synthesized indie band.
Sugababes, all-female pop singing group.
Tally Hall, Detroit indie rockers.
Sebastien Tellier, progressive French singer/songwriter, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, Australian rock band.
Viva Voce, married pop rock duo.
Rufus Wainwright, classical jazz and broadway-styled singer.
We Are Scientists, internationally popular indie rock group.
White Stripes, bluesy rock duo.
Wilco, pop band with country and punk roots.
Yungchen Lhamo, Tibetan traditional spiritual singer.