How to Cite a Musical Recording in MLA (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)
Any track or album from a compact disc, MP3 recording, MIDI, cassette, or vinyl recording.
Structure: Artist Last, First M. “Track Name.” Recorded Month Date, Year. In Album Name. By Writer First M. Last. Cond. Conductor First M. Last. Orch. First M. Last. Perf. First M. Last. Band/Group Name. Rec. Date Month 2011. 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.
Citation: Lady Gaga. Born This Way. Lady Gaga. Rec. 2011. Vincent Herbert, 2011. CD.