Answered By: Elyse Wolf Last Updated: Feb 06, 2018 Views: 76
The general format for citing a recorded song is:
SongwriterLastName, SongwriterFirstInitial. (Copyright year). Title of song [Recorded by PerformerFirstInitial. PerformerMiddleInitial. PerformerLastName if different from songwriter]. On Title of album [Medium of recording]. Location: Label. (Date of recording if different from copyright date)
Note: If the songwriter and Performer are the same leave out [Recorded by SingerFirstInitial. SingerMiddleInitial. SingerLastName]
For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):
Ball, F., & Angel, J., & Fenty, R. (2016). Love on the brain [Recorded by Rihanna]. On Anti [CD]. Los Angeles, CA: Westbury Road.
For more information please see the APA Blog's post "How to Cite Recorded Music in APA Style (+ Playlist)."
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