Friday, February 27, 2009

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music - new online resource!

The online version of Colin Larkin's 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition is available through Oxford Music Online. Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, it features a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music 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. Check it out here.