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Audio Recording Citation Examples

Here are some example citations for audio recordings. They are based on MLA 8 guidelines. A Works Cited page should be double spaced within and between citations. To save room, we only single spaced. When a citation has more than one line, the second line and any lines that follow should have a hanging indent. That means the first line of each citation starts at the left margin, and all other lines are indented (moved to the right) half an inch.

Example – song on an album

Raffi. “The Corner Grocery Store.” Fun Food Songs, Rounder Music, 2013.

Example – song on an album, listened to on artist’s own Web site, performers as author

Kidz Bop. “Happy.” Kidz Bop Greatest Hits, Concord Music, 2016, /kidz-bop-greatest-hits.

Example – song, no album, listened to on a Web site, author is songwriter

Key, Francis Scott. "Star Spangled Banner." U.S. Army Music, U.S. Army,

Example – song on an album, listened to on Pandora

Gad, Josh. “In Summer.” Frozen, Walt Disney Records, 2013, Pandora,

Example – album, artist is a group

Beatles. Abbey Road. Capitol, 1969.

Example – episode of a radio program (or podcast), listened to on publisher's own Web site

"What It’s Really Like to ‘Walk’ in Space." Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, 21 Aug. 2016,

Example – speech, listened to on a Web site

King, Martin Luther, Jr. “I Have a Dream.” American Rhetoric, 28 Aug. 1963,

Example – poem, listened to from a library database

Thayer, Ernest Lawrence. "Thayer: 'Casey at the Bat'." Exploring Poetry, Gale, 2003. Research in Context,