I then went onto researching about the history of magazines and in particular the company ‘IPC media’ this gave ideas why magazines became invented and target audiences, also how the have developed into different varieties and wider target ages throughout of the years. Next from process of elimination of the from analysing magazines, I chose ‘Vibe’ and ‘Billboard’ as the magazines I was going to relate my final magazine to as this covers the same genre and content that I studied in task 6, it also has similar age ranges. I researched their official website for the kind of music news the magazines may contain.
I then studied the genre of my magazine which will be Hip‐Hop/R&B, looking at its background, how it originated, how it has developed from back when it started to present day and the imagery involved which all relates to my target audience. I also then looked at the publishers of vibe, ‘Miller Publishing’ who bought vibe in 1996 and also ‘Bauer Media’ this showed me the number of magazines that this company produces although this is an American company I considered this appropriate to base my magazine with them too.
Next I had to go out and collect my research for my magazine, collecting information about likes and dislikes for the magazine to give me an image of how my magazine is going to be produced from the target audience.
Later on I produced the results of my gatherings in a bar chart on Microsoft Excel. From this information I then looked at my stereotypical audience side for my genre, looking at images, there dress sense, likes, dislikes and appearance etc. , looking how artists from the genre have an influence of the appearance and clothes on the listeners.
Recently I have completed my formal proposal including how I would like my magazine to appear to my target audience; the features & content, however I will need to go into more detail, in addition to this I have drawn up my drafts of the front cover, contents and double page spread to which I have briefly annotated also to get my final piece STARTED!