Bands/Musicians The Very Best New Age Artists  

Reference
Originally by
10.5k votes 1.8k voters 93.4k views 159 items

Known as one of the most relaxing genres, you're likely more familiar with the New Age artists more than you'd expect. If you've gotten a massage, yoga class or meditated, New Age music has probably been playing in the background. Some of the best New Age songs run as long as 30 minutes, with its ethereal ambiance and instrumental melodies. The best New Age music artists were influenced by a wide variety of genres and these predominantly instrumental tracks are what separates New Age artists from experimental music.

So, who are the best New Age musicians? Any list of New Age artists has to have the likes of Enya, Yanni, Kitaro and Enigma on it. These are widely considered the top New Age musicians and their music is well known to New Age fans across the globe. New Age artists know how to strike a proverbial chord with their fans by creating music with different instruments and sounds that takes them to a place of relaxation that isn't done as well as other genres.

That said, this list of New Age artists includes all of the finest musicians that the genre has to offer. This should serve as a guide when you're trying to figure out what are the top New Age musicians.

This list answers the questions "who are the best new age music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest new age music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular new age music bands that you might've heard of. (159 items)
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
list ordered by
1
293 120
Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, Electronic music, Classical music
2
374 179
Enya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music
3
260 157
Kitaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Folk music, Electronic music
4
265 151
Yanni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
arun added New Age music, Contemporary classical music, Instrumental
5
206 181
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
BenCaesar added Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat
Best New age group ever
6
159 96
Ney Angelis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
7
159 122
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music
8
134 136
Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, World music, Celtic music
9
138 144
David Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, Trance music, Celtic music
10
152 163
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added Synthpop, Rock music, World music
11
56 32
Jon Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
სანდრო ბახტაძე added Skiffle, New Age, New Age music
12
97 73
Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Neoclassical New Age music, Nordic folk music
13
88 69
Arpan Sen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Adriana Garcia added Experimental Music, Modern Percussive Acoustic Guitar Player.

Arpan Sen ( www.youtube.com/ArpanSen ) is one of the best percussive acoustic guitar players in India.  He uses unconventional time signatures to compose instrumental songs. He has invented a technique, which he calls the "elbow technique", which he applies on his track "Affairs".  He has made his place by playing his own signature style.  He uses many established micro techniques and in process of composing, he himself has discovered his unique way of playing the instrument.

14
99 98
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music
15
82 87
Era is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age, New Age music, Electronic music
16
64 54
George Winston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Instrumental
17
65 67
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Deborah Fritsch added New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock
18
54 44
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age, World music, Classical music
19
68 84
David Lanz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music
20
66 92
Diane Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, World music
21
52 69
Deuter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
frukk0 added
22
37 45
Jonn Serrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Space music
23
90 128
Tron Syversen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
TronSyversen added
24
35 43
Peter Kater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
beth-ann-hilton added new age, piano, solo piano
25
27 24
Deep Forest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Sujan Baniya added Ethnic electronica, New Age music, Electronic music