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Biographical and 'pedia sources define styles and terms in music, and provide facts about the artist's life, influences, career, and musical output. Encyclopedia sources can be somewhat out of date, so make sure to update with information from other sources. Content from Wikipedia must be verified for accuracy. When using Wikipedia or other online encyclopedias, use the sources cited to dig deeper.
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MUSIC REF ML102.P66 C66 2003. 8 volumes, in Bixler Library Reference Section. Defines the many new social / theoretical concepts of pop music analyses, with global coverage, and references to key sources.
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