eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 68
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457057
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457055
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 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: 0787696188 | ISBN-13: 9780787696184

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

The Academy Is..., alternative emo-pop band.
The Afters, Christian rock band.
Air, French electronic duo.
Jason Aldean, country singer and guitarist.
Aqualung, British singer/songwriter of piano pop/rock.
Arcade Fire, indie rock royalty.
Athlete, English indie rock band.
Belle and Sebastian, influential indie pop band.
Tim Berne, jazz saxophone player and composer.
Andrew Bird, Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist.
Black Dice, experimental electronic music group.
Corbin Bleu, pop star with R&B influences.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Indie rock singer/songwriter.
The Bravery, post-punk dance rock band.
Colbie Caillat, pop singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Cascada, Euro-dance trio.
Celtic Woman, all-female Celtic New Age musical ensemble.
Chamillionaire, southern rapper.
Rodney Crowell, country singer/songwriter and guitarist.
The Dandy Warhols, alternative pop/rock band.
Day26, R&B/hip hop group formed on MTV show.
Demon Hunter, Christian heavy metal band.
Bo Diddley, influential rock and roll musician.
Dinosaur Jr., alternative rock band.
Steve Earle, country rock singer/songwriter.
Ludovico Einaudi, classical pianist and composer.
Eskimo Joe, Australian rock band.
Jace Everett, country singer/songwriter.
FM Static, Canadian pop punk band.
Great Lake Swimmers, folk rock band.
Guns N'' Roses, legendary hard rock band.
Richie Havens, folk singer and guitarist.
Chris Isaak, rock musician.
Mat Kearney, musician that blends hip hop and folk sounds.
Sean Kingston, popular Jamaican-American singer.
The Kooks, British indie rock band.
Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist.
Lisa Loeb, folk rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Ludacris, accomplished rapper.
Metric, eclectic indie rock band.
Roisin Murphy, Irish singer/songwriter with electronic dance sound.
Mute Math, alternative rock band.
Jimmy Needham, contemporary Christian musician.
New Kids on the Block, teen-pop boy band.
A.C. Newman, indie rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Mark O''Connor, country and classical fiddler and violinist.
OK Go, successful indie rock band.
The Pierces, alternative pop rock duo.
Raffi, influential singer/songwriter of children''s music.
Rascal Flatts, popular country music trio.
Andre Rieu, Dutch violinist and conductor.
Linda Ronstadt, folk rock singer/songwriter.
Tom Russell, country folk musician.
John Scofield, jazz guitarist and composer.
Shinedown, melodic hard rock band.
Something Corporate, alternative piano rock band.
The Subways, British alternative rock band.
Sugarcult, alternative pop/rock band.
Joe Tex, southern soul singer/songwriter.
Theory of a Deadman, Canadian post-grunge rock band.
Ashley Tisdale, dance pop singer.
Emiliana Torrini, Icelandic alternative pop singer/songwriter.
T-Pain, successful rapper with hip hop and R&B influences.
Alicia Villarreal, Latin pop singer.
Kate Voegele, pop rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Abigail Washburn, neo-traditional folk singer/songwriter and banjo player.
Reverend Timothy Wright, Grammy-nominated gospel singer.
Yothu Yindi, internationally recognized Australian aboriginal band.
Will Young, British pop rock singer/songwriter.
Jimmy Zambo, Hungarian pop singer.