Lots of people use eMusic to search for a particular artist, sometimes an old favorite, sometimes a new artist heard on the radio or seen on television. Searching for the artist is easy.
For an example, search for "James Taylor" in the search box. On the results page, it will list any artist names matching "James Taylor". It will also include matches in albums, track names, label names, and composers (all in different groupings).
When you click on the artist you're looking for, you'll redirect to the artist's page, which includes tons of information, like biography, albums, related artists, personal information and more!