Analysis of Music magazine key          conventions
Cover
Front Cover                      Almost all music magazine covers have an artist or band as their                         ...
Masthead                  All magazine have a unique masthead which makes them stand out                   amongst the com...
Contents Page
‘Mojo’ is positioned at the centre because it should be whatThe different articles are split into           the reader foc...
The above contents page includes the current chart positions; thiscompliments the genre of the magazine, which is music. T...
Double Page Spread
The title of the article dominates the whole page thus grabbing theaudiences attention to the fierceness that is Beyonce. ...
This double page is similar to the previous magazine in terms of the eye     catching title. There Is an introductory para...
The images take over the spread, drawing attention away from the text.The title is slightly turned to give it a cool vibe....
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Analysis of Music magazine key conventions

  1. 1. Analysis of Music magazine key conventions
  2. 2. Cover
  3. 3. Front Cover Almost all music magazine covers have an artist or band as their cover to either relate to an article or as a form of admiration towards the said artistHere we have a black and white However in this magazine,image of well known artist Brad Pitt, a well establishedBeyonce. actor is the front cover. In this case he was chosen as the cover because of his interview, which is present in the magazine
  4. 4. Masthead All magazine have a unique masthead which makes them stand out amongst the competition. People identify the masthead with that particular magazine, its their identityThe masthead, ‘NME’, is positioned on ‘Mojo’ is written across the cover,the far left of the cover. Florence is dominating the top area. Unlikepositioned behind the masthead; this NME the artist is in front of thehighlights her importance (the Masthead. Even though some of themasthead is in front therefore is of a letters are hidden, you can stillhigher significance) indicate the name of the magazine
  5. 5. Contents Page
  6. 6. ‘Mojo’ is positioned at the centre because it should be whatThe different articles are split into the reader focuses on. Below city names are listed to revealsections. With each main article, there is a the global audience ‘Mojo’ reaches. The artist is leaningquotation from the article; this is a taster towards the text. Below is a quotation from her; this showsof what is to come. They’re accompanied her importance because she is not only pictured but quoted.by large, bold page numbers and an image The subtitles are followed by short paragraphs summarisingthat relates to the different pieces of the article. The cover story Is segregated from the text totexts. The contents includes an exact issue emphasis its significance. Issue number reveals the senioritydate to show that all the articles are of the of the magazine; they have released many issues thereforelatest news. they are very successful
  7. 7. The above contents page includes the current chart positions; thiscompliments the genre of the magazine, which is music. This feature isunusual and isnt included in most magazines, this shows that billboardmagazine Is unique and so are ahead of their competitors. The imagers areplaced above the text, which allows the reader to use their initiative to linkthe picture with the text
  8. 8. Double Page Spread
  9. 9. The title of the article dominates the whole page thus grabbing theaudiences attention to the fierceness that is Beyonce. The largeimage compliments the title well as they both convey boldness.The text is in a column formation, this is a common trait of anarticle. The first three words are highlighted by the bold ‘fans arestill’ this sets the tone of the rest of the article and adds to theversatility of the article (the variation of fonts makes the articlelook appealing)
  10. 10. This double page is similar to the previous magazine in terms of the eye catching title. There Is an introductory paragraph which included background information about the artist on the right. It is split into three columns with a quotation positioned in the middle, to focus are attention on it and makes it visually interesting. She takes up most of the space on the second page which obviously confirms that she is the topic of this story and is important.
  11. 11. The images take over the spread, drawing attention away from the text.The title is slightly turned to give it a cool vibe. The first letter ishighlighted by the large size and bold colour. ‘ Word Exclusive’ increasesthe articles authenticity.

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