This A-Z biographical
reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990
to the present. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are
covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica,
jazz, vocal and classical. Some of the artists featured include:
- Destiny's Child
- Dixie Chicks
- Dolly Parton
- Mandy Patinkin
- Bruce Springsteen
Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical
terms, a genre index and more. Appendix essays include:
- "Grunge: A Brief History of a Hard Rock Genre"
- "Rap's Emergence into the Mainstream"
- "The Transformation of Commercial Radio"
- "The Music Industry: Economics, Marketing, and New Artist