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.
Looking for information on Front man Trent Reznor? Need a list of Van Cliburn's early recordings or background details on Johnny Mercer's musical career? Music lovers, students, teachers, journalists and other researchers will appreciate and enjoy the lively and descriptive essays of this excellent series.
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. Also provided is a list of selected books, magazines, newspapers and other sources where more information can be found. 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. Each volume is alphabetically arranged by name. Headlines call features of the text.
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.
Cumulative indexes are arranged by name and subject to make research quick and easy.
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"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
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