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By Matthew Scott (Media Studies) CXH Music Magazine
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Photographs / layers of images or text:Mast head: The Mast Head is placed onto of an The picture portrays the magazines and all the other colours. Kerrang clothing is background and the man‟s dark hair. This black which stands out against the background. Because of his background and shows that magazines work well with black his hand gestures the music magazine is probably trying to suggest that on the background. The size of font is also very big music shows that he is a bad person and that and is in capital letters this shows that Kerrang is trying to advertise and show off is says „worst enemy‟ suggests he is not an their title because Kerrang is a big name. It nice person and the black, grey, white andalso has an „!‟ in the name in order to make it red colours suggest that he is an bad personexciting and clear. It also has clear lines going with his face looks quite stern and angry.through the mast head font in order to make itvery rigid and has the effect of broken glass in The other photos are ironic because they are order to attract the type of audience to the the only photos in different images on the magazine. The use of colours on the Mast page that are more happy and funny. For Head of grey, black and white are very dull example someone is sticking out theirand judging by the broken glass effect and sell tongue and joking about getting married. lines etc. the effect could be in order to make This could be to joke trying to attract peopleKERRANG look like a bad person and like an criminal which is also effective with the to buy the magazine or try to get differentcolours, his clothes and leather jacket. On the target audiences or is showing between other two contrasting magazines they are the good or bad.colourful but this one has persuaded the target audience by trying Also the layers of magazine is done well Mast head because they are made so It is easy to see all the text and images. The title has been The name of the magazine. This masthead (title) stays in the same decided to been put over all the main position. It acts like the logo or symbol image this is because the head is big and of the magazine. Look at colour, size of Photographs / layers of images or text the font and the choice of ‘name’ title. it will be hard to see it and they are also Usually one single portrait picture. Often a celebrity. What does the person pictured portray trying to make the title and all other text about the magazine? Think about their clear by putting the Mast head in big image, clothes, gender, age and if a celebrity; Next … what are they famous for?
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Skyline /Strapline: Photographs / layers of images or text: The strap line is simple and clear and contrasting them to all the other magazines they …… capital letters in order to encourage also put it at the top. From the research we know that they have decided to put one of customers to take notice and be attracted by sell lines at the top as a strap line so readers can see it on the selves at the shop and not the customer. The text „30 SECONDS TO the title, so they put the main one at the top in order so customers get attracted to the MARS‟. It is in red because it is under magazine. The text is in caps as al the other text in the magazine to draw readers in so black and it is mars so that is why it is readers get drawn in easily to see it and it makes it look more extreme which is better around this colour. They have photo- for it‟s target audience. It encourages the reader to pick it up because they don‟t have shopped the image of the man so it can be to waste time picking up the magazine, they can just look at it so it persuades them to involved in two layers of the man or the see pick it up because it is an good magazine. through text box in order so they have made the man to go below the black see- through text shape then they have photo- shopped his arm so it goes back under which is effective because you can only see Skyline / strapline the text and the images is clear, they must Always at the top, think sky! Calls out to have selected part of it on Photoshop. Also readers about some special attraction, they have used layers in order to makeposters, freebies or an article. Not always other text clear such as saying “I could be on every edition your worst enemy.” Is on a black background which makes this clearer in Photographs / layers of images or order so it is recognised as it is clear and it text would attract the target audience that the Usually one single portrait picture. magazine is aiming itself at the target Often a celebrity. What does the audience by the image angrily staring at the person pictured portray about the magazine? Think about their audience. There is also a image in the top image, clothes, gender, age and if corner when I do my music magazine I a celebrity; what are they famous for? will also contrast this and do this because it will give readers a example about what my music magazine in order so it will attract them to buy the music magazine because it Next … is their target audience and attracts them.
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers by Layout / style / effects The layout of magazine is simple andr Researching them and contrasting them clear to read. All the text is always above Colours Colours Layout The colours The layout I is how it the images which makes the magazineThe colours of Kerrang are dark and bad is laid out it is laid represent and easy to read. The broken glass effectin order to attract the target audience to the behind because it is attract the the correct targettarget audience to the magazine. The target audience. makes the style of the magazine look audience.magazine has gone with colours like red, effective because it because it fits theblack, white, grey and has broken glass on theme.. The title and all the text is layeredthe mast head font. All these colours out on top of the images. This magazinesymbolise bad or evil and the broken glass contrasts with the other two magazineseffect on the text makes Kerrang look an because they are beneath. The Kerrangcriminal and he his face looks scary which Magazine has chosen to lay out the titleattracts the target audience. The text “30 above the head unlike the other titlesseconds to Mars” is done in red which because the magazine is trying to make itcomes up on background and is suitable clear that what the title I by layering it onbecause Mars is related to this colour. top of Kerrang hair. His head is also big and it is only over his hair so the magazineThe colours on the magazine are is laid out on top so it is easy to read it isdesigned/photo-shopped so that is clear laid out on top because it will let theand easy to see and they are always In reader see it quickly behind the blackfront of the images. For example firstly the background.. Also all the text is above thetitle has an background text box placed images. The text “30SECONDS TOspecifically behind it in order to make it MARS2 is in red font and in a black fadedclearer and make it stand out better in the background. This fits with the Mars themewhite background. In addition to this it is and is effective. The see-through backmade effective when the mans hair is background is a effect. With this text onlayered above the black section but the this background it looks effective. Thetitle is above this is well though thought sub-heading, title and image is at the topout to make the text clearer. The broken Besides further more the colours with of the page. This is laid out here becauseglass coloured as black are the reason why broken glass and red are effective because the magazine is trying to show the readerthe text could be white so the broken glass red can represent blood and with broken the key information in order to persuadeso it clear to read and looks effective and glass is effective and colour be an reason them to buy it. It is behind to see thescary. why the magazine decided to use the colour magazine and gets rid of the un-important red in the magazine. part of KERRANGS hair so you can see the title.
KERRANG! Magazine Layout / style / effects – Analysing front covers by The title is laid out at the top of the place in Hair is behind to view titleResearching them and contrasting them Colours The colours order so the customer buy the magazine. represent and because it is less Colours attract the target audience. important than hair because it is the main text so the know theThe colours are made to stand out in the magazine is their interest or targetedbackground are in strong colours. To audience. It is also has a sell line above inconclude all the red, white, black and order to show the reader what is about andbroken glass are all dull and the r red or also the image.broken glass makes Kerrang look an badperson are made to look he is criminal and The fonts style is to have all the text inhis stern look makes him an bad person capital letters this is in order to make it clear.especially with all the text such as being The main image is always laid behind the textyour worst enemy. The commercial which is an effective style because you canelements such as the barcode are also in see all he text in front and see the mainan white background decided to be put on features of the main images such as his headthe front cover which is the only way you and hand actions. All the magazines hascan get it on the front cover. skylines laid out on top of title which is effective because it encourages the reader toBesides further more finally there is an pick it up because it is about it‟s topic.drop shadow behind the red point-star auto Because all magazines have this laid out onshape. This is effective because it says top I would put on top of my magazine in“Meet Alice In chains”. order to make it easier to know what the magazine is about. colours choice because it allows the reader to see the text clearly. Also all the coloursAll the darker images apart from the one with white, red, black and broken glass suggest that Kerrang looks like he is a bad personwith the lady in an green background and with some of the language such as the “dark side exposed” this shows it makes Kerrangaround red that looks like see is dancing look like a bad person. All the text is in white or black background which makes the textall the other photos are around black or always stand out and goes with the audience it contrasts with the other two magazinesgrey areas. This is because the magazine is because they are also put on a white or different colour background, I could theusing relevant colour and the magazine Is contrasting feature to put on my music magazine because it would allow you to be able totrying to make the black and white colours see it clearly see all the information on my magazine front cover. The barcode is in astand out in the background. white background to make it visible over Kerrang‟s Jacket. The colours attract the targetThe text “I could be your worse enemy” audience also because the colours tend to be represented as bad colours which attract theand all the other sell lines are in a pure target audience to the magazine because it shows the primary target audience the type ofblack background which this is effective theme the magazine is. I will do the colours dark as it matches the target audience contrasting.
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers Layout / style / effects The layout of magazine is simple and researching them and contrasting themContents (Sell lines, competitions) clear to read. All the text is always above Contents (sell lines, the images which makes the magazineThe contents of the Kerrang on the front competitions etc.) easy to read. The broken glass effectcover are clear and simple to read. The makes the style of the magazine lookKerrang Magazine is simple and clear to effective because it because it fits the Iread. On any of the three magazines there is theme.. The title and all the text is layerenot much information getting in the way. The out on top of the images. This magazineKerrang Magazine says “DARK SIDE contrasts with the other two magazinesEXPOSED” and “BLACK METAL POSTER because they are beneath. The KerrangSPECIAL!”. The contents of the music Magazine has chosen to lay out the titlemagazine also fits the colour of the magazine above the head unlike the other titlesbecause it is dark, when I do my music because the magazine is trying to make itmagazine I should also fit it so it is similar. I clear that what the title I by layering it oncould also use poster specials or as a sell line top of Kerrang hair. His head is also bigon my music magazine because it is a similar and it is only over his hair so the magazinmusic genre. I analysed Kerrang also has is laid out on top so it is easy to read it ismany other photos as I found out from my laid out on top because it will let thequestionnaire response this is what they want. reader see it quickly behind the blackKerrang also has lot‟s of sell lines not all … the magazine. The commercial background.. Also all the text is above thmagazines have this but I could do this images. The text “30SECONDS TO element barcode background is in whitebecause it would be good because It would MARS2 is in red font and in a black fade I will also put a white background on the Languageshow all the information. Kerrang also has a background. This fits with the Mars themimage in the corner I could also do this in barcode in my front cover in order so that and is effective. The see-through backorder so that there is space. On all the music the reader can see the barcode clearly. background is a effect. With this text onmagazines there are skylines I should create Also the price is next to the barcode and this background it looks effective. Thethis on my magazine after analysing it I will also do this because I don‟t want sub-heading, title and image is at the topbecause it allows the reader to see it on the the price to get in the way so I will put it of the page. This is laid out here becausemagazine without picking it up. There are not in the inside or next to the barcode in the magazine is trying to show the readerany competitions on this music magazine small font so the reader can notice it if the key information in order to persuadefront cover but there on others and I will do it they search for it and does not ruin the them to buy it. So I will do this on my magazinon mine in order to attract the reader to buy... front cover. (Commercial Element) as well. Because it attracts the target audience.
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting themCommercial elements – price, bar code etc. Commercial Element Language Commercial element are price and bar codes etc.The bar code on the Kerrang magazine is easy to The language of the of the Kerrangread because the barcode is on a black background Magazine is scary and dark whichthey put it on the magazine in a white background contrasts with the colours of the Kerrangin order to make it stand it out better. The magazine. Because I have decided whatmagazine puts the commercial puts element the music I will do which is heavy metal rockprice under the barcode in small writing this and a target audience of 15-30/28, I willcontrasts with the other magazines being the same need to contrast the music magazinebecause this shows that the magazine is trying not language on this magazine because it isto make the price clear and taking up the front similar target audience unlike the BBCcover because it would put customers off the music magazine.magazine so they put it small in the corner or onthe back, contents page because in case they want The Kerrang Music Magazine saysit they can view it. None of the magazines I am “JARED LETO‟S DARK SIDEcontrasting in this P.P or other magazines has I- EXPOSED”. I could put it somethingPhones barcodes I could include in this magazine similar up onto my blog because itto make my magazine better and encourage people contrasts with the same target audienceto buy the magazine. When I do my magazine I and I will get a more customers buying mywill put my barcode away in the magazine. “MEET ALICE IN CHAINS”corner, KERRANG! and BBC does their barcode which is also scary language. Kerrang alsostraight on but VIBE contrasts and does their use threating language such as “HEALTHsideways I will do my music magazine sideways SCARE”. I could use this on my targetbecause it is out of the way and there is enough audience in order to encourage the readerroom also above. KERRANG! contrasts from to buy the magazine because that is it‟sother magazines and also has other information target audience. The language isthere such as their website, when I do my music threatening and dark which contrasts withmagazine I will include the website address for the Language a the colours. The colours are dark as it is amagazine and blog place. Commercial element are price and bar codes et.c similar target audience I will do this in order to attract the correct customers to my music magazine front cover.
KERRANG! Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Main Anchorage Text Fonts The main text which usually links to the celeb or the main article in the magazine. All the fonts on the Kerrang Magazine are used in order to express what is going on in the music magazine. Firstly the KERRANG! title theme has broken glass on the title, this is to in order relate the reader to the topic. It is over the top of head so the reader can read the image clearly. When I create my music magazine I will also put a title theme that Is related to my topic and target audience in order to encourage the reader to be interested in it so they buy the magazine. On the music magazine there is no ordinary “Times New Roman” like contrasting on the BBC article, however this contrasts the KERRANG! Music magazine as it all different fonts when I do my music magazine as it will attract the audience to buy the magazine as this is what they want. All the fonts are also in capital letters because of this when I do my music magazine I will put it all in capital letters because this is what all target audiences want because all three of the target audiences want this because most of their music magazine is in capital letters because this will attract the reader because it has big fonts sizes it will attract the user to buy the music magazine. The font „worst‟ is in Italic this will encourage the reader to notice that is the worst and make it clear when I do my music magazine I will do this in order to encourage the reader to pick up the same points as it is the same target audience so It will be similar so I will do the same thing.
Mast Head Heading using broken glass Important parts of the skyline is in red Auto shape and exclusive interviews Sell lines fitting target audience to attract them that I will use and it is in black background Faded background and sell kubes Mini photos of rock stars in order to attract target audienceBARCODEwith otherinfo
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VIBE Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Mast headMast head: Vibe =vibration: The name of the magazine. This masthead (title) Skyline/ strapline: Vibe =vibration: stays in the same position. It acts like the logo lively word lively word or symbol of the magazine. Look at colour, size of the font and the choice of ‘name’ title. The skyline is clear and simple in order toThe Mast Head of the Vibe magazine is show the reader about what is in theput behind the mans head. This is to in magazine. The light green colours on the keyorder because it is still possible for the parts of the magazine. This is useful becausereader to look behind it in order to read it shows the reader the key parts of theit. This allows the presentational magazine on the shelf in order to encourage the user to buy the magazine by makingfeatures such as the circle sticker or the visible the main parts or key words of theman image to be more clear. The magazine by making it with clear colourdifferences contrasts with Kerrang changes so the reader recognises thewhere it makes all the title clear, on the magazine, the magazine has key words inVibe magazine they put the image order so the reader knows what the magazineabove the text so you can see the image is about to attract the target audience before it is picked up from the selves because this willclearly and there is enough text so you be visible and the main parts of the magazinecan read all the title clearly on top as that you can‟t get without picking it up fromwell as the image. The mast head contents or sell lines etc. The strap line and allcolour is white without any shape the text is in capital letters like Kerrangoutline which makes it clear. The Mast contrasting with all the other three magazinesHead is behind I will contrast this because of this it will be a good idea in order to encourage the reader to buy the magazine.comparing to my music magazine.Title name: The word vibe means vibration = lively The Mast Head of the Vibe magazine is word, this shows that the magazine is lively.The title „Vibe‟ is a quick, lively word also got a smaller letter this could be This also contrasts with the skyline where itthat attracts the user to the magazine. different cause size and attract users to has a lively change in the strap line. The VibeThis could contrast onto the music buy the magazine because It is different Music Magazines skyline is on top of the title I could also contrast this to my music like all the other three contrasting musicmagazine because it could help me magazines so I will do this in order to attractbecause it would encourage the reader magazine in order to attract my target the target audience to my music magazine.in order to buying the magazine. audience to the target audience because My name will also contrast to y features, on it is similar genre and target audience. headlines, sell lines and information.
VIBE Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching real contrasting music magazines and contrasting themCommercial elements – price, bar Photographs / layers of imagescode etc. or text:The bar code on the Vibe magazine is The photographed image is layered behindplaced sideways this is in order to make the title but the sell lines are in front. Thisspace for the barcode so it is not in the shows the magazine the magazine considersway of the image, this could be something the sell lines and image more important thanI cold do on my music magazine in order the title. The title is put behind the image into avoid it getting in the way. Also the order so you can see it and the magazine isprice is at the bottom of the barcode is showing that there is enough of the wordsmall font contrasting with the othermagazines this is done in order to stop it Vibe to see it behind it because it is doing itgetting in the way of all the rest of the so that the reader can see the image. The sellmagazine. lines have also gone in front of the main photograph partly in order to so you canIt also has information around the barcode read the sell lines properly.I could use this to attract it to my targetaudience. The barcode it is also sideways In the photograph his hat is not on properlyand I will do this in order to keep the and he is slouching which contrasts with thebarcode out of the way of music magazine music magazine because he is lively.so It will attract my target audience moreto the music magazine All the text is in order front of the image apart from the title, this is so readers can getThe price is also not in the musicmagazine I could do this in order to attract Commercial Element to see all the important information of themy target magazine better convinced into Commercial element are price and bar codes etc. music magazine but not the important one.buying the music magazine Media contrasts with my music magazine.Product because the price is not getting in Also the sticker is on top of the sell line thisthe way, but I have decided to just put it I could also add extra features onto the barcode could be in order to try and attract theon smaller next to the barcode so they which could make it more exciting. For sticker as it is important information so theydon‟t feel deceived and it easy to know example a shopping basket, however I don‟t will be attracted to the most importanthow to buy the music magazine. This want the reader to get attracted to the bar code information. and be interested in the music magazine.
VIBE Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching real media products and contrasting them This is a common font used through out theContents (Sell lines, competitions) Language magizine which is done to give consumer famirlatary….The sell lines on the music magazine are put in The Kerrang magazine uses language like Vibe in order to show thefront of the image. The most important sell lines reader what can of magazine it is. The Music Magazine uses languageare in bigger font this is in order to make the most like Vibe on the magazine this encourages the reader s Vibe meansimportant things on the magazine stand out in order lively and vibrating. Also the skyline also uses different magazines.to encourage the reader to buy the magazine also This will contrast with the other magazines because they will all relatepart of the skyline is a bigger font in order to . to the name so I will make myattract the reader to the main parts of the music magiz magazine also relate to the name.magazine. Also the sell lines are in different magazine also usescolours in order to show the music magazine main The magazine also uses ironicsections. laungu language at the top of the page when I it says “THE RISE AND TRAGIC OF FALL OF THE DEBARGE COMP THE DEBARGE FAMILY”. This is aThe music magazine has put important sell lines in livele lively skyline that changes on my musicred edges around them this makes it more lively mag magazine if I do a lively magazine forand vibrating this is also contrasts with the other exam example I will do this.two magazines BBC Music and Kerrang which Furthermore the magazine… “I‟m stillalso have shapes in the sell lines. I could do this in virgin” also attracts to the rest of themy own music magazine in order to match target target a audience because it is attractedaudiences and real magazines. to the target audience because it using that kind of language that attracts to theAlso all the text is in cap locks this contrasts with target audience that I will have to doall other three music magazines and magazines that when I set up my music magazine frontare searchable. Because all off the magazines are in cover.caps lock I will do my music magazine also in caps will do my sell lines all in capital letters because that Is what thelock to make the text clearer and that is what primary target audience of music magazines are attracted to because itappeals to people who read music magazines. is allows the reader clearly and it is stands out to the reader. The sell…However on the smaller searches all the lines are done the side which will attract to music magazine so it willinformation like quotes are not in capital letters, I encourage the reader to see both which will contrast to mine.
VIBE Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching contrasting real products and contrasting them Colours FontsThe colours of Kerrang are dark and badin order to attract the target audience to the The fonts are all in caps whichtarget audience to the magazine. The contrasts to all the other three musicmagazine has gone with colours like magazines which I will do in order tored, black, white, grey and has broken attract the real music magazineglass on the mast head font. All these audience by making all the text on thecolours symbolise bad or evil and the music magazine products clear and it stands it so the target audience readsbroken glass effect on the text makes the music magazine.Kerrang look an criminal and he his facelooks scary which attracts the target The font of the letter “e” is also put inaudience. The text “30 seconds to Mars” is small letters on all their magazine thisdone in red which comes up on could be to attract the target audiencebackground and is suitable because Mars because it attracts customers to theis related to this colour. music magazine offline and online because it is different. When I contrastThe colours on the magazine are it to my music magazine I will also dodesigned/photo-shopped so that is clear this in order to attract users to myand easy to see and they are always In music magazine. Also he has tattooedfront of the images. For example firstly the fonts on his hand which could be usedtitle has an background text box placed to attract users to the music magazinespecifically behind it in order to make it because it is different because he makesclearer and make it stand out better in the him look cool, I could do this kind ofwhite background. In addition to this it is The three contrasting music magazines the effect on my music magazine in ordermade effective when the mans hair is colours are also quite dark contrasting to to contrast to the real target audience.layered above the black section but the KERRANG! I will contrast dark colours totitle is above this is well though thought mine but you need to see what is says Also the text “IN YOUR EYES” is alsoout to make the text clearer. The broken because it similar to the target audience. put in Italic this could be used in orderglass coloured as black are the reason why He is also putting his hands in his topic to make it clear so I could contrast andthe text could be white so the broken glass which makes him look cool so I could also do my music magazine so It is attractedso it clear to read and looks effective and do this with my contrasting music to the target audience.
VIBe Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Layout / Style / EffectsThe VIBE magazine layout is simple and clear. The person is inthe middle of the music magazine with text down the side in orderto attract the reader with parts of the music magazine down theside. This contrasts with the other three music magazines. On myfront cover I will change this and do my rock star at right side inorder so I can attract my target audience to the music magazinebut having a different layout to the normal music magazines.Also the top of the skyline is also in a faded black backgroundwhich contrasts the Kerrang magazine because this was this aswell contrasting with the music magazine where it says “30SECONDS TO MARS”, I could also do this in order to attract itto music magazine because Kerrang and Vibe are similar targetaudiences so this would be affective to attract it to my targetaudience.Also on Kerrang there has a !, magazines do not normally havethis and no of them two. I won‟t do two because it puts thereaders off, this contrasts with the other three music magazines.All info about styleAlso the music magazine has put it all the importantparts in green which is effective these colours wouldattract their target audience. When I do my finalmagazine front cover I will also put important partsof my magazine in different colours so the users willbe attracted to key parts magazine will be attractedto the main parts of the music magazine.
VIBe Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting themI will annotate both slides in order so I can contrast with the othermusic magazines.
All features explained firstslideFont sizes of slides?EXPLAIN IN COLOUR?Vibe like eBook?
BBC Music Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Mast headMast head / Title: Skyline/ strapline: The name of the magazine. This masthead (title) stays in the same position. It acts like the logoThe mast head on this music magazine is or symbol of the magazine. Look at colour, size of The Skyline is above all the music magazine the font and the choice of ‘name’ title. which contrasts with the other musicbelow the image like on the vibemagazine. The Mast Head is put behind in magazines. This is here so you can see information without picking up the magazine.order to show the image mire Cleary. When I do my final music magazine photoWhen I do my music magazine depending will put my skyline underneath the title inon the photo I will either put my music order to attract the target audience to themagazine either above or underneath the music magazine and makes the mast headphoto. This will get it to contrast to my look it is in charge. This will contrast with themusic magazine, so if it is full they can see other three music magazines because is putthe title. underneath however some don‟t this makes the title look commanding at the top and youThe mast head first letter is in a small can see the strapline underneath well.letter which contrasts to VIBE which is thesame, also I could do this on my music Also on my music magazine I will put the keymagazine so it will make it stand to features of music magazine on the skyline rather than the less important parts. This willcustomers so that they will buy my music help the target audience few importantmagazine. information on the skyline rather than a individual topic in order so that they will beAlso the Mast Head title has a shadow attracted to the target audience. The straplinebehind the title, on completely white also has part of the title, If I have to parts tobackground this makes it stand it more, I my music magazine I could also do this,could do this on my magazine and make however by putting the BBC logo next to theeffects. Skyline / strapline strap line it makes it harder to recognise it is BBC music. Part of the strap line is also inAlso the free CD is on the title, I could put Always at the top, think sky! Calls out to bold to make it easier to read I could also do readers about some special this so that I can view the most importanta sell line or reward/something next to my attraction, posters, freebies or an article.sell line in order so I will get more sales parts of the music magazine. I could also use Not always on every edition…because relevant information is put on for different colours in the strapline in order so that I can encourage readers to pick up thethe target audience. magazine.
BBC Music Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Layout / style / effects ColoursFirstly the title is layered out behind the imagethis contrasts with the Vibe magazine that the The colours are the BBC musicmast head is behind the image however on the magazine is quite bland and emptyKerrang magazine this could be in because because of the white backgroundthere is not enough room on the BBC or Vibe without out much information. Themagazine to fit in the title without taking over most important colours of the musicthe image. I have decided not to do this on my magazine is in red. This attracts themusic magazine and target it so it fits correctly target audience to main part of theand the title can be shown clearly. KERRANG music magazine in order so they buycontrasts and has also a black rectangle behind the music magazine.if my head gets in the way of my title I coulddo this when I do my music magazine in order Also the important parts of the musicto avoid things getting in the way in order so I magazine is also on bold, this is incan make the title big and clear so that it is not order to attract the reader to thein the way. music magazine in order so that they read the important parts of theAlso an effect on the main picture is that there magazine.is a shadow behind the main image this this iseffective in the white background. The top has transparency colours on the dress/top this attracts readers theThe layout „style‟ is with a image in the specific target audience for thismiddle with sell lines down the middle this is music magazine.useful because It allows you to talk about thesell lines down the side which is clear and a lot The colours are mainly attracted toof space to talk about them with the right the female target audience and I willwidth. However if you need longer sell lines also attract the music magazine to mythen contrasting the picture is better at the target audience. Sarah Chang is inside. big font so the main musician is noticed to attract the audience.
BBC Music Magazine Commercial elements – price, bar – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them code etc. to real media products The bar code on the BBC music magazine is Fonts landscape and fits right under the other sell lines so they have made it the right size in The fonts are clear and are all in normal order to make sure it fits the music fonts such as “Times New Roman”. magazine. This barcode contrasts to However the music magazine front cover KERRANG! because it is the right way, however I will contrast my musicis also all in capital locks like all the other magazine to VIBE so it sideways in order so information, this is useful in order to it does not get in the way of the rest of the attract the reader in order to get/view the music magazine. music magazine. The price is also down in the corner next toThe title in the BBC music magazine also the barcode, I will also do this to contrasthas some small and capital letters. When I with the real target audience so they can find do my music magazine analysis I could it so they don‟t feel deceived but it is in the also do this in order to attract the readers corner so you can read and it does not get in to my music magazine. the way of the rest of the music magazine which gets in the way.Also some of the fonts are in bold which isdone in order to attract the target audience Also the website is underneath the title. to key information. When I do my music magazine I will create a website address in order so that It willIt is simple fonts because it is BBC music attract the target audience in order to buy thehowever when I do my music magazine in music magazine front cover. I will use a order to attract to my music magazine to internet sign. I could put it at the top but I the correct audience. need to put in the skyline so I will put it at the bottom in order to attract the target audience in to buying the magazine, I will also include a web address they can view clears.
BBC Music Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting them Language Photographs The language on BBC music is simple and telling what is going on in the magazine.The photograph on the BBC music magazine When I was contrasting VIBE andis simple in the white background and down KERRANG! It had more bad language on thethe middle so sell lines can be put down the music magazine in order to attract it to the side. It contrasts with the other three music target audience. However because it is themagazines however not all music magazines BBC, a news intuition they used less swearing are like this. on their music magazine front cover. There is also small pictures of other Also there is a ! On free CD this is used incomposers on the music magazine. This is in order to attract the target audience to make it order to attract the reader to buy the music clear. I have figured out there no music +or magazine uses two ! marks so when I do magazine. my music magazine analysis I will make sureThe photograph off Sarah Chang is holding a I of this so when I attract the real musiccello this helps the reader know what type of magazine target audience. music it is. I will also contrast and do the correct musical instrument for my music The language is quite simple and useful unlike magazine when I complete mine. Kerrang and Vibe and says things on the skyline like “LATEST NEWS”, this attracts There is also a image of a city in the the reader to the BBC music magazine background and other photos. When I because it shows simple. However Kerrangcomplete music magazine I could contrast it and Vibe also uses bad language when I and add other photos in order to interest the contrast my music magazine to thesetarget audience and tell them what the music magazines I will have to do this because It magazine is about. will attract the correct target audience to the music magazine. It has both types of sell lines Sarah Chang is in big writing in order to on each side and says simple information such attract the target audience. as “Exclusive Interview””, it does not have any bad dodgy language like other magazines because it a official BBC magazine which is a news Intuition so it is more formal.
BBC Music Magazine – Analysing front covers by researching them and contrasting themContents (Sell lines, competitions– Commercial elements – price, barmost important) code etc.There are many contents on this page in The bar code on the BBC music magazine isorder to attract the target audience to landscape and fits right under the other sellbuying the music magazine. There is a free lines so they have made it the right size inCD in the magazine. I could do a order to make sure it fits the musiccompetition on my music magazine in magazine. This barcode contrasts toorder to encourage readers to buy the KERRANG! because it is the rightmagazine, for example I could do a free way, however I will contrast my musicelectric guitar competition , this is related magazine to VIBE so it sideways in order soto my music magazine and it will z it does not get in the way of the rest of theencourage users in order to buy the music music magazine.magazine front covers. The price is also down in the corner next toThe sell lines also are separated onto two the barcode, I will also do this to contrast with the real target audience so they can findsides. On the left side there is „exclusive‟ it so they don‟t feel deceived but it is in theinterviews of musicians and the other side corner so you can read and it does not get inis concerts. If I had a image like this I the way of the rest of the music magazinecould contrast my image in order so I get which gets in the way.the same effect in order so customers viewwhat they want to which is effective. Also the website is underneath the title. When I do my music magazine I will createAlso it also has contents of the music a website address in order so that It willmagazine next to images, I could do this in attract the target audience in order to buy theorder to attract these as the most important music magazine front cover. I will use aarticles so the target audience will view internet sign. I could put it at the top but Ithem. For example I could do a guitar this need to put in the skyline so I will put it atwould encourage users to look at the most the bottom in order to attract the targetimportant and useful sell lines or audience in to buying the magazine, I willcompetitions. also include a web address they can view clears.
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