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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. (137 items)
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Enya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Kitaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Enigma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Yanni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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David Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Era is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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2002 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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David Lanz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Keiko Matsui is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Peter Kater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Diane Arkenstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Hennie Bekker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Jonn Serrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Ryuichi Sakamoto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Medwyn Goodall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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Arpan Sen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best New Age Artists
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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.