eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 75
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  • ISBN-10: 1414489366
  • ISBN-13: 9781414489360
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 393 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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: 1414487010 | ISBN-13: 9781414487014

Table of Contents

Alabama Shakes.
Anti-Flag.
Jessie Baylin.
George Benson.
Bowerbirds.
Lee Brice.
The Chieftains.
Cloud Nothings.
J. Cole.
The Cranberries.
Death Cab for Cutie.
Delta Spirit.
J Dilla.
Diplo.
Dum Dum Girls.
Evanescence.
Cesária Evora.
Marianne Faithfull.
Feist.
Melanie Fiona.
First Aid Kit.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Foster the People.
Robin Gibb.
Laura Gibson.
Robert Glasper.
Fred Hammond.
Calvin Harris.
Levon Helm.
Vijay Iyer.
Sarah Jarosz.
Jay-Z.
Kaskade.
Korn.
Langhorne Slim.
Cliff Martinez.
Imelda May.
Anaïs Mitchell.
Ronnie Montrose.
Thurston Moore.
Motion City Soundtrack.
The Mynabirds.
Neon Indian.
Nneka.
Jake Owen.
Dolly Parton.
Lionel Richie.
Raphael Saadiq.
Saint Etienne.
Ximena Sariñana.
Jenny Scheinman.
Earl Scruggs.
Ed Sheeran.
Robert B. Sherman.
The Shins.
Sixx:A.M..
Snoop Dogg.
Martin Solveig.
Spiritualized.
Steep Canyon Rangers.
Donna Summer.
Jesse Sykes.
The-Dream.
Tindersticks.
The Ting Tings.
The Trammps.
Waka Flocka Flame.
Alexis Weissenberg.
YACHT.
Pegi Young.

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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