Musical Recording

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Musical Recording

Any track or album from a compact disc, MP3 recording, MIDI, cassette, or vinyl recording.

Structure: Artist Last, First M. “Track Name.” By Writer First M. Last. Conducted by First M. Last. Orchestrated by First M. Last. Performed by First M. Last. Recorded Month Date, Year. In Album Title. Band/Group Name. Producer First M. Last, Year, CD/MP3/MIDI/Cassette/Vinyl.
*Contributer Note: There will not always be a separate writer, conductor, orchestra or performer.
*Album Note: If citing the entire album, do not fill out Track Name or recording date.

Front Cover

Back or Inside Cover:

Citation: Lady Gaga. Born This Way. Lady Gaga. Recorded 2011. Vincent Herbert, 2011, CD.



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