In-text citations should be written in a simple, basic format that will help the reader find the source and should include the lyricist’s last name, followed by the date of publication. If there are two writers, they should both be listed. For example: “Whatever Lola Wants" (Adler & Ross, 1955).
Reference List Citations
Reference lists are at the end of the paper. Write the lyricist’s last name, followed by first and middle initial, the date the piece was written in parentheses, followed by the name of the piece, and the location and name of the publisher. For example: Adler, R. & Ross, J. (1955). Whatever Lola Wants. New York: BMG Music.