International in scope. Entries range from a paragraph to several pages depending on the person (e.g., J.S. Bach). References and a list of works included. Multivolume set arranged alphabetically. Also includes non-biographical information.
The third edition of the Guinness publication. International in scope. Covers living and deceased people (and groups) in all genres of popular music. Articles range from 150-3,000 words and include a list of works. Multivolume set. Arranged alphabetically. The last volume contains references listed by artist and a subject index to the set. Also includes non-biographical information.
International in scope. Three to four page articles on 500 composers of symphonies, chamber music operas and choral/vocal pieces. Living and deceased people born in the twentieth century. Lists of works and references included. Arranged alphabetically, with a list of entrants preceding the biographies.
Short articles (one-quarter to one page) on over a thousand actors and directors. Other than birthplace and year, and a list of major films, the articles are very opinionated overviews of the person's work, written by a single film critic.