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APA Citation Guide, 7th edition: Music Recording

About Citing Audiovisual Media

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Music Recording (pp. 209-210)

Tip!
 
For classical works, the composer is the author, and the recording artist is noted in square brackets after the title.  For all others, the recording artist is the author. (p. 344)
General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year, side and band or track number)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Author Surname, Year, side and band or track number)
 
      References:
Recording Artist, A. (Copyright year). Title of song [Song]. On Title of album. Label. (Date of original publication if different from song copyright date)
        
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Starlet, R., 2008)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Starlet, R., 2008, 2:37)
 
      References:
Starlet, R. (2008). Sweet summer love [Song]. On love me forever. Columbia Records.

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