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    • Research Tasks.
    • Front page
      Contents
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      A different take on classical music
      Up-coming solo artists
      Interview with Escada
      Up-coming bands
      A look at music from the past from favourite artists
      Interview with band
      Current concerts playing around the world
      A look at award winning artists
      Favourite scores from all time classics
      Behind the music
      The50 greatest pianists ever
      Top tips on where to buy the best instruments
      Interview with Sarah Chang
      The life of a composer
      Audience’s favourites from Mozart
      Festival previews
      Secret behind composing a good song
      Interview with Paul Potts
      Interview with Paul Potts continued..
      How to get your music heard
      Music Festival of London
      Image page full of bands
      History of music
      A British take on music
      An American take on music
      Interview with Sarah welling
      Exclusive interview with..
      An editors farewell
    • Article –
      New band
      Front
      Page
      Article –
      New band
      Cont’d
      Feature
      About new
      MTV show
      Advert –
      Upcoming
      Gig
      Mag’sfav
      artists
      Mag’sfav
      artists
      Problem
      Page
      Problem
      Page
      Advert –
      Cosmetics
      Contents
      Charts list
      Charts list
      Advert –
      MTV
      Article on
      New
      Popular
      genre
      Of music
      Genre of
      Music
      Cont’d
      Advert –
      Subscribe
      To mag
      Form to
      Post for
      subscription
      Overflow
      Contents
      Advert for
      Upcoming
      Gig
      MTV show
      Cont’d
      Comments
      And emails
      Page
      Celebrity
      news
      Celebrity
      news
      Article –
      Uprising
      Artists
      Article-
      Uprising
      Artists
      Top tens
      Of month
      Fashion
      Article by
      Biba
      Free
      Poster –
      Muse
      Free
      Poster-
      Muse
      A few
      Words from
      The editor
      Mobile
      Apps
      Advert
      Back cover
      Perfume
      Advert
      Article –
      New band
      Cont’d
      Advert –
      River
      Island
      Interview
      With
      Passion
      Pit
      Passion
      Pit Cont’d
      Passion Pit
      Tour dates
      And Info
      Advert –
      New iPod
      Celebrity
      news
      Latest
      Stage-
      Fashion
      page
      Album
      Review
      page
      Review
      Page
      Cont’d
      Interview
      Jason Mraz
      Jason Mraz
      Cont’d
      Compe-
      Tition for
      iPod
      Free Poster
      Advert –
      cosmetics
      Advert –
      Album
      Advert –
      New Artist
      Interview
      Adele
      Interview
      Adele
      Feature on
      Artists ex’s
      And love
      lives
      Feature on
      Love lives
      cont’d
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    • Uses and Gratifications
      The uses and gratifications theory illustrates how people consume the media and bring it into their lives actively. My magazine fits into this theory as it offers information to the reader and offers them more entertainment and knowledge of their selected subject. The magazine also offers other extras to try to engage and bring in the audience. For example, free gifts and competitions. The reader will also actively consume the media by entering the competitions and taking part in it. From my magazine, the reader can indulge in their particular interest and get a wider range of interests and be introduced to new aspects by the media/magazine.
    • Research into magazine institutions
      British magazine institutions such as IPC Media produce many magazines of all different genres for all different interests. IPC Media produces many magazines including, Marie Claire, Now, Look and The Field. The company produces magazines under five different categories. Connect (women’s magazines, i.e. Now), Ignite! (men’s lifestyle), Inspire (leisure), TX (television magazines) and Southbank (women’s lifestyle). The company IPC is so big that it needs different sectors to be able to function. Bauer media group is based in Hamburg, Germany. It produces magazines such as MOJO, Kerrang and Q. This company is recognised in 15 different countries. Emap was the second larges media institution in the UK until 2007 when the company split up and sold off. Emap produced magazines such as Nursing Times, Architects’ Journal, Local Government Chronicle and Broadcast.
    • Questionnaire
      How often do you buy music magazines?
      Weekly:
      Monthly:
      Occasionally: 6
      Never: 3
      If you were to buy a music magazine, which would you prefer?
      Q:
      Billboard: 3
      Rolling Stone: 3
      Spin:
      NME: 4
      Kerrang!:
      What would you like to see in a music magazine?
      Interviews and Images: 6
      Charts and Information: 3
      Celebrity News: 2
      How much would you pay for a magazine?
      £1 - £1.50: 3
      £2 - £3: 7
      £3 - £4:
      What is your favourite genre of music?
      Rock: Pop:
      R&B: 3 Indie: 4
      Classical: Dark Wave: 1 Other: 2
    • Questionnaire Reflection and Evaluation
      The questionnaire proves that people from a certain age and background can have similar preferences in certain subjects (for example music and magazines). I asked several Henley College students about their preferences for a music magazine, and the majority said that they preferred magazines such as NME, would only read them occasionally, would only pay £1 -£1.50 for a music magazine and would prefer to see more interviews and images in the magazines.
      Majority of the students preferred the ever-growing in popularity, R&B and Indie genres of music.
      The questionnaire does also show diversity within the group of people that I asked, and shows how they all have differences in their tastes and although often similar, they do still have their own personal tastes.
      The questionnaire gives me an idea for how to create my magazine and what would be the most popular features and what would make it a good magazine and would make it liked by the readers.
    • This screenshot shows that different parts of the UK have different ratios of social groups or ‘tribes’. For example, the South East England features Townies, Indie Scenesters and Rahs as the three largest tribes in the area. Depending on environmental circumstances of where you live and the background you come from, it can alter the people within society that you may mix with. For example, in more Northern areas, it may prove that there are three completely different dominating tribes, due to the background and difference in area.
    • Personal Learning and Reflection ONE.
      My front cover analysis showed me that using certain images/colours/types of font can translate into different things in a metaphorical manner (for example, Curlz MT in pink is typically interpreted and gives off the impression of being feminine and girly.) This gives me ideas for how to portray my front cover for my magazine, and how I could use certain design techniques to make it appeal to my target audience and to make it stand out from other magazines in general or of that genre. I have also noticed that a bolder font and a bigger text size for the title of the main article on the front cover will capture the audiences attention more easily and certain fonts are good for helping to identify certain bands – especially if they have a particular font featured in their band logo.
    • Personal Learning and Reflection TWO.
      My contents analysis helped for me to understand how a contents page may be designed and how to make it easier to use and function. To make page numbers more visible, many magazine contents pages appear to have a separate colour theme running through the page in smaller elements, part of which are used for the page numbers. These colour themes may also be used for subheadings and smaller titles across the page, which helps the reader to pick out certain details and information visually through the differentiation of the colourings. I also know that with a contents page, it can be easier and more helpful to the reader if you feature a small description of what each page contains, giving them a small synopsis of what to expect from a certain page/article.
    • Personal Learning and Reflection THREE.
      I analysed several double page spreads from different music genre magazines with different types of articles/features. I learnt that pictures should be located strategically on a page, so there is still plenty of space to include the text, and that titles and images should go together as they relate to each other and can be easier for the audience to make connections (for example, some people may know the name of the musician, but not the face, and would then be able to link them. Or the opposite way around – some people may know the face of the personality but not their name. Therefore the connection can be made much quicker, and this may help to draw the reader in.) The images for double page spreads should represent the band/celebrity in a typical or recognisable way for that subject. Or the images should represent the person being related to the magazines style or embracing the genre of magazine that an article is created for. On a double page spread, the titles should be easily visible and should perhaps get the readers attention. For example, certain quotes of interest could be used which may interest people and leave them wondering what else the person may have stated, and whether the interview or article will be of interest.
    • Personal Learning and Reflection FOUR.
      Both of my audience research activities (‘Find your Tribe’ and the questionnaire) gave me ideas of how an audience may think and what they may wish to see in a magazine. They both made me understand what kind of people from the audience research would read the magazine that I am creating, and what kind of genre and style the magazine should be written in. For example, the magazine should have more unknown and controversial bands that would appeal to the kinds of people living in south east England and bands that would appeal to all kinds of classes and tribes and typical people. The audience research will also help me to write my magazine in a less biased manner, and to not just create the ideal magazine for me, that I would personally read, but little other people would find it of interest. I now understand that my magazine should be created in a little more of a general manner, so that it interesting to a wider audience and not just a select few that it could have been designed for.