Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the musicindustry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. Itmaintains several internationally recognized music charts that track themost popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis.It’s company is called ‘Prometheus Global Media’The number of copies it distributes, on average, for each issue is16,327.
Billboard was founded in Cincinnati on November 1st 1894by William H. Donaldson and James H. Hennegan
With the development of the juke box industry during the1930s, The Billboard began publishing music charts.Pop, Rhythm & Blues, and Country & Western.
Language – (Ke$ha) colloquial, informal (Gaga) formalTone – (Ke$ha) energetic (Gaga) seriousFont – (Ke$ha) serif (Gaga) sans serif
Drop Cap – shows the reader where to start, easier to start reading, easier to get intoSlug & Editorial pillar – first thing reader seesArticle title – bold red, catches readers attentionLeading text – from big to small, easier to get intoPull quote – draws audience in, interesting, stands outAnchor – secures eye flow, avoids eyes being lost, brings back to the right, complete lookGutter – space at the bottomImage – goes across both sides, builds continuityDisco – more information, looks like buildings which gives an urban vibe. Also looks like musicbars.
The colours, against the white background, stand out andattract the audience.Gagas’s black lipstick matches the writing.‘Gaga’ in red matches ‘contents’Gaga’s white hair compliments the background.
Simple gesture, highlights her significance and the fact thatshe’s famous.Smizing, draws audience inTeeth showing, again white overpowering the pageHair blown to the right, to the text
Variety of artists, so much to do with the genre, most familiarwith it, fun, exciting, different, confident, just out there.
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