Possible Magazine VIBE VIBE magazine is a possibility of the magazine that I could use as an example and I have chosen this magazine because I think that it is very in your face and catches the reader’s attention with every issue that they publish. This sticks out to me because I would want my magazine to be eye catching, and for the audience to notice it straight away. Such as with these two issues, they are both very eye catching as the one on the right is very appealing, as the artist has his top of revealing his body and the one on the left is of TI with a very sexy look on his face. The artists that VIBE magazine have on their front covers are normally R&B and hip hop artists as seen in the two examples I have. However they don’t always have artists on the covers they also have actors and actresses and the president Barack Obama.
Possible Magazines NME NME magazine is a possible magazine that I could choose to use as an example and I have chosen NME because I think that their front covers are very stylish and unique, as they are very different to other magazines. I think that they catch the readers attention with each of their issues because they have artists on their front covers that not many magazines choose to have on their covers, this makes the magazine appealing to me. NME magazine is mainly Indie music, and has bands such as Oasis, Foo Fighters and Kasabian. The type of people that NME have on their front covers are normally men which is why Rihanna’s front cover stands out, buy they do normally have male artists and male bands on the front cover. They also have artists that arent very known, and are trying to make it into the industry.
Chosen Magazine VIBE The magazine that I have chosen to use as an example is VIBE magazine, I have chosen VIBE because I really like their magazine covers. They are very appealing and I think that I would enjoy producing a magazine cover using VIBE as an example. VIBE magazine is a music and entertainment magazine produced by Quincy Jones and features mainly R&B/ hip hop artists and actors and other entertainers. An issue of the magazine is released every month and some artists such as Mary J Blige have been on the cover with featured articles a number of times. The magazine was originally called Volume before the co-founding editor renamed it VIBE. This is the link to the VIBE website: http://www.vibe.com/
Genre Of VIBE Magazine The genre of music that VIBE magazine, mainly focuses on in its magazines are R&B and hip hop music. They show this by having R&B and hip hop artists on the front cover of their magazines. R&B stands for rhythm and blues, and is a popular African American music, and came about in the 1940s-1950s. The term R&B was referred to music of electric blues, gospel and soul music. Examples of R&B artists are Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Aaliyah, TI, Chris Brown, Mariyah Carey, Neyo and Kanye West. Hip hop music originates from African American and Latino American communities in the 1970s, in New York mainly in the Bronx. Hip hop music has four elements: rapping, DJing, breaking and graffiti. Examples of hip hop artists are Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Dr Dre, Beyonce and Mary J Blige.
Chosen Magazine VIBE Contents Page These are a few examples of my chosen magazines contents pages, the things that I like about these magazines are that, they are different and unique as they aren’t the same as many magazines. The cover of Nicki Minaj and Keri Hilson are very sexy and this is what females on magazines look like as they try to attract the audience. The men on the magazines dont really smile and have a serious face on most of the time, this is a convention because they show a series side to them. two have got the The first word Contents written the same which shows that the magazine is continuous and the other two have got the word VIBE written the same. This shows that the magazine dont make every issue totally different they make the magazines similar.
Articles From VIBE Magazine These are a few examples of articles from VIBE magazine, and the things that I like about these magazines are that the image is the most dominating thing on the page and this is important because the image is supposed to be the biggest, most important thing on the page. The words VIBE or V is written on every page just to show what magazine it is, and the name of the magazine is normally written on every page. The articles are normally about what the artists has been getting up to for the past year or months and if they have got a single or album being released then they will talk about that, or a relationship.
Examples Of R&B and Hip HopArtists Jay Z Alicia Chris Ushe Keys Brown r Rihann Mariah Neyo Lil a Carey Wayne