How does your media product use , develop or
challenge forms and convections of real media
• I really feel that my magazine is capable of standing
on the music magazine shelves and selling as it has
the look to it of a real music magazine such as;
NME. I love how my title of my magazine ‘play’
swirls around the left hand corner where your eyes
automatically look in the primary optical area.
How does your media product
represent particular social groups?
• Music is something that everybody loves so
there is a general interest in music magazines
because there is something for everyone. I
know that by using a title like ‘Play’ gives a
connection to music straight away. The
colours of Black, Red and White all work well
too because they stand out and are
What kind of media institution might
distribute your media product and
My magazine comes across as mainstream. It
isn’t aimed to be a local magazine. It is for a
market that enjoys music but not hardcore,
more like pop, rock and r&b, and there isn’t
many music magazines that offer that.
Who would be the audience for your
• My target audience (from my questionnaire
results) would be 16-24. I would say more
female based then male. It would suit the
kind that shopped in high street stores such
as; Topshop. And enjoyed listening to current
How did you attract/address your
• I used big, and bold colours to make a
statement so that my magazine would stand
out. I used eye catching images to make
people stop and look. I feel that my layout is
very typical of what you would want to see
on a music magazine and easy to read and
What have you learnt about
technologies from the process of
constructing this product?
• I already knew how to use the internet, take
digital photos and load them onto my
computer so that was ok. But I had never
used photo shop and that helped sharpen
the quality of my photos.
Looking back on your preliminary
task, what do you feel you have
learnt in the progression from it to
the full product?
• My school magazine was good but it wasn’t
great the photograph was way too dark and I
didn’t use photo shop or any fancy text on
the cover, so it looks a lot different to my
school magazine. If I had time I would change
my school magazine photo my editing it.
Inside an interview
with Rosie Burr lead
keyboard player from
the winning band
from this years Battle
of the Bands, go to
My School Magazine.
Go to page 48 on
how to win our
studded prize to the
city of angles L.A!
My front cover.
On the cover.
4 Interview from the ‘Higher’ the hot
new band to take over America.
26 Pussycat Dolls tour has kicked off
in full cat swing!
Music Madness. 48 How to enter our competition to
win a trip to L.A.
6 Our photo shoot with ‘Higher’.
18 UK top 40.
30 BRIT winners 09 dish the dirt!
66 Enter to win a chance of going to
this year’s MTV awards.
102 What is coming up in the next
issue of ‘Play’.
In Every Issue.
9 Editors letter.
15 Play mailbag.
97 Music Do’s and Don’ts.
My contents page.
Interview with Eleanor Dyke, photos
by Eleanor Dyke.
“ Higher” The biggest band to hit Play- Kiss and tell? Course you do...
Come on girls!
the globe” The band is made up
from the most gorgeous 6 British Amber- Well Rosie does!
girls to hit the planet. We have a
Rosie- No, noo, I don’t!
world exclusive with them and you
are lucky to be involved... Meet Play- So anyway girls, ‘Secrets’ is
Maria, Chloe, Amber, Rosie, Dollie your new single of your upcoming
and Keira (as in order of photos). album ‘Something like a L.A kiss’
how was it filming that amazing
Play- So girls how you liking fame?
Maria- yeah, we love it and can’t
wait to hit the States. “We don’t kiss
“Play -States? When you guys
heading out to the big US of A?
Dollie- We fly out next Friday and Keira- It was amazing, we got to
we can’t wait, we have always film it at our home town, on the
wanted to live like the girls from Isle of Wight, it was great,
‘The Hills'!! everyone was so supportive of us.
Play- So girls and juicy secrets? Play- Sounds exciting? So any tours
Dollie- YES! So excited! We are
Rosie- we don’t kiss and tell!
First page of my double