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Last Updated Jan 26, 2018
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Welcome to Music InfoGuide
Welcome to the Library Music InfoGuide. You will find information pertaining to research, study skills, careers and available resources through Daytona State College library. Explore the tabs and remember that your DSC librarians are here to help!
First published in 1992, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken for the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Edited and largely written by Colin Larkin, it is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative - and incredibly fun to read. Critically lauded in its previous three editions, the Fourth Edition will not disappoint fans seeking authoritative and reliable information about popular music from around the world. Expanded to ten volumes, the new edition contains 6,000 new entries, and extensive revisions and updates throughout, yielding 50% more material than the 1998 Third Edition. In addition to thousands of biographical entries, this A-Z reference also includes entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record lables, venues, and festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. From Grateful Dead to The Killers, from Whitesnake to White Stripes, from R.E.M. to Blink-182, from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, and from Bye Bye Birdie to Rent, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition has something informative and clever to say about everyone's favorite band.
The Oxford Companion to Music is one of the most famous reference books of all time. Now in a completely new edition, this superb book contains over a million words and is the biggest, most authoritative, and most up to date single-volume music reference available. Drawing on the original Percy Scholes edition (1938) and the two volume edition by Denis Arnold (1983), this edition is fully revised and reworked for the 21st century.8000 entries, from brief definitions to in-depth essaysover 1000 new entriesideal for the amateur, the professional and the student150 expert contributorsplaces music in its social and cultural contextincludes analysis, theory, ethnomusicology and performance practiceincludes jazz, popular music and dance
Over 500 English-language periodicals covering literature and language, history, philosophy, archaeology, classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion and theology. Many articles in full text.
AllMusic is an online music guide service founded in 1991. AllMusic has the largest digital archive of music, including about six million digital songs, as well as the largest cover art library, with more than half a million cover image scans.