Music recording

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations

Paraphrasing

Guy Sebastian's (2012) song touches a father's love for his child and ...

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the year and a timestamp to indicate the exact starting point of the quote.

"Won't let the big bag world get you no way" (Sebastian, 2012, 0:59).

Reference list

Singletrack: Modern music

TEMPLATE

Recording artist. (Year). Title of song [Song]. On Title of album. Label.

Sinatra, F. (1958). Autumn in New York [Song]. On Come fly with me. Capitol.

Sebastian, G. (2012). Big bad world [Song]. On Armageddon.

Singletrack: Classical music

TEMPLATE

Composer. (Year of Recording). Title of song [Song recorded by Artist]. On Title of album. Label. (Original work published Year)

Beethoven, L. van. (2012). Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major [Song recorded by Staats-kapelle Dresden]. On Beethoven: Complete symphonies. Brilliant Classics. (Original work published 1804)

  • Give the name of the recording artist or composer and the year of recording.
  • Give the title of the song followed by Song in square brackets.
  • If it is classical music, after the song title, in square brackets add ‘Song recorded by’ then the recording artist’s name.
  • Give the album title in italics preceded by ‘On’.
  • Give the name of the recording label.
  • For classical music, add original publication year in brackets.

Album: Modern music

TEMPLATE

Recording artist. (Year). Title of album [Album]. Label.

Perry, K. (2013). Prism [Album]. Capitol.

Album: Classical music

TEMPLATE

Composer. (Year of Recording). Title of album [Album recorded by Artist]. Label. (Original work published Year)

Bach, J. S. (2010). The Brandenburg concertos: Concertos BWV 1043 & 1060 [Album recorded by Academy of St Martin in the Fields]. Decca. (Original work published 1721)

  • Give the name of the recording artist or composer and the year of recording.
  • Give the title of the album in italics, followed by ‘Album’ in square brackets. For classical music, add ‘recorded by’ and the artist’s name after the word album.
  • Give the name of the recording label.
  • For classical music, add original publication year in brackets.