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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Music Recording

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

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!
In text citations, include side and band or track numbers: "Goodbye my love" (Brown, 2008, track 8)
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:
      Writer, A. (Copyright year). Title of song [Recorded by B.B. Artist if different from writer].
          On Title of album [Medium of recording: CD, record, cassette, etc.]. Location: Label.
          (Date of recording if different from song copyright date)
        
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Brown, T.R. & Starlet, R., 2008)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Brown, T.R. & Starlet, R., 2008)
 
      References:
      Brown, T.R. (2008). Sweet summer love [Recorded by Starlet, R.]. On love me
           forever
[CD]. New York, NY:Columbia Records.

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