Bands/Musicians The Very Best New Age Artists  

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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. (153 items)
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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

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Enya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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246 147
Kitaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Folk music, Electronic music

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246 143
Yanni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
arun added New Age music, Contemporary classical music, Instrumental

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147 81
Ney Angelis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists

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194 169
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
BenCaesar added Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat
Best New age group ever

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151 113
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

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79 47
Arpan Sen is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

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Jon Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
სანდრო ბახტაძე added Skiffle, New Age, New Age music

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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

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Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, World music, Celtic music

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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

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David Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, Trance music, Celtic music

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91 89
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
Deborah Fritsch added New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

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74 79
Era is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age, New Age music, Electronic music

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57 47
George Winston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Instrumental

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45 36
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age, World music, Classical music

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61 85
Diane Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music, World music

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56 78
David Lanz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
muhammet-elbir-habiboglu added New Age music

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games_of_ev added New Age, Neoclassical, Cinematic
Matias Bacoñsky is a pianist and composer from Argentina born in 1994. His style of music is aimed at the New Age/Ambient with clearly marked classical influences. The big inspirations to play piano is the pianist, composer and singer Amy Lee from the rock band Evanescence.In September 2014, released his first EP called 'Embracing The Dark' that contain 5 original songs. More later release his first album/demo called 'Lonely Soul' that contain 12 original songs, that 3 of them are from the EP.Currently he is working in a new album in a studio that is scheduled for 2016, having released two singles of the new material this year.

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Jonn Serrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
New Age music, Space music

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88 121
Tron Syversen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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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

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Medwyn Goodall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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