初版(1990年)以来、「ポピュラー音楽にとってのグローブ音楽事典に相当する」(Library Journal)という圧倒的な声価を誇るA to Zのレファレンスを全面改訂の上、第三版(1998年)より資料を５０％増量して約３４項目を収録。
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (EPM) is an authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop and jazz artists, covering popular music from the 1900's to the present, including folk, blues, jazz rock, heavy metal, techno and hip-hop. It will be published as an online subscription product by OUP in Spring 07.
First published in 1990, the critically acclaimed Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken on 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.Entries cover 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.From Whitesnake to White Stripes, R.E.M. to Blink-182, and from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, Now in its fourth edition, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music has something informative and clever to say about everyones favourite group or artist.