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Black Music Research (MUSI 202): Methods and Resources

Challenges for Researching Contemporary Artists

Contempoarary composers who are not well known are not well represented in many of these resources.  An example for classical music is:  

Brandon Waddles: 

Not in Grove Music Online

Not in any of the specialized reference sources

Not in Wikipedia

Indexes and the composer's website may be the answer or the composer's place of employment or their publisher's website

His website:

Useful for biographical information

Brandon Waddles - Department of Music 

Artist - Waddles, Brandon - GIA Publications

Scholarly indexes, such as RILM Abstracts, Music Periodical Index, have information about this composer