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, kidzbop.com/music /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, www.music.army.mil/music/nationalanthem.
Example – song on an album, listened to on Pandora
Gad, Josh. “In Summer.” Frozen, Walt Disney Records, 2013, Pandora, www.pandora.com/station/play/3319168615709124773.
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, www.npr.org/2016/08/21/490821256/
Example – speech, listened to on a Web site
King, Martin Luther, Jr. “I Have a Dream.” American Rhetoric, 28 Aug. 1963, www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/
Example – poem, listened to from a library database
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence. "Thayer: 'Casey at the Bat'." Exploring Poetry, Gale, 2003. Research in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/