Emily-jane Mason. Media planning for music magazine.
Identifying my genre and target audience.• I have recently looked and analysed several music magazines, but particularly with the genre of rock, indie, and metal magazines this because i enjoy and prefer this genre of music. My music magazine will therefore be influenced by these particular genres of music and specifically the fact they use ‘real music’ or ‘general instruments’ such as the Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals, Brass instruments, Keyboard and so forth.• My target audience shall be those who particularly like and prefer the genres of music that i have clearly stated above, (to which was simply produced by the results of my questionnaire) and those to a specific age range from mature teens up wards. My magazine is also quite formal, so it derives an audience of mature and people with a more ‘intellectual’ frame of mind.
Codes and Conventions of a Music Magazine.• Feature Article Photograph– Would most likely be a large image of a band/solo artist that take up the whole of the front cover.• Feature Article– Would most likely be a long interview with a band/solo artist.• Other Articles– Tend to be interviews with bands/solo artists, album reviews/previews, concert/tour dates, equipment reviews, competitions, instrument lessons.• Write-in sections– Customers of the magazines end in ‘letters’ and images to be hopefully published in the following issue of the magazine.• Pictures– Tend to be staged and edited.
Initial ideas- Magazine.• Name of magazine.- Crash, Sound Wave, Amplified.• Genre of magazine.- Alternative Rock, Indie and Metal.-Within my Front Cover and Contents Page they will consist of the following and more...• Feature Article.- My feature article will be a question and answer interview to which portrays relevant information about the artist , there will also be images to represent him/her or band members and maybe a fact file.• Feature Article Image.- This will be a relatively large photography of the solo artist/ band.• Other Articles.• Other Images.• Puffs.• Plugs.• Additional Information- Tour dates etc.• Editorial.
Initial ideas- Double page spread.• Name of musician/band.- Axl Faith.• Genre of musician/band.-Rock/Metal/Indie- Solo Musician.• Main article- Introduction: introduces the band, where they live, originate from, how many band members? solo artist? Feature of their lives, education and how they became a band/solo artist.• Personal profile.• Question and answer article.• Additional information.
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