WHAT STYLE OF BAND ARE THEY? Busted are Pop rock and Pop punk. Busted where a band made up of 3 people called James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson
JAMES BOURNE His full name is James Elliot Bourne. Born 13 September 1983, born in Rochford, Essex, England. James is a English Singer-songwriter and co-founder of bands Sonof Dork and Busted. In a band he can do vocals, piano, piano drums and bass Associated with Busted, McFly, Son of Dork and Call me whenIm 18.
MATT WILLIS His full name is Matt James Willis. Born 8 May 1983, born in Tooting, South London, England. Matt is a singer-songwriter who found fame as a founding topmember of the top rock band Busted from 2001-2005 when they split. In a band he can do vocals, play drums, play bass and also play guitar. Associated with Busted, McFly and Wicked
CHARLIE SIMPSON His full name is Charles Robert Simpson. Born 7 June 1985, born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Charlie is a English singer-songwriter who was also the youngestout of the 3 in the multi-BRIT award-winning band Busted. In a band he can do vocals, play guitar, keyboard, piano, violin,harmonica and drums. Associated with Fightstar and Busted.
THE GENRE OF BUSTED The genre/styles of busted are Pop Rock and Pop Punk. Pop Rock is a music genre which mixes a catchy pop style and lightlyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs. Pop Punk is a fusion music genre that combines elements of PopRock and Punk Rock to varying degrees.
THE PRODUCTS OF BUSTED Busted have products such as Cd‟s(singles and albums), Books, T-shirts and Magnets. Cd prices vary from 50p-£7 where they are no longer together andhave been split for 7 years. The books cost between £10 and £50. T-Shirts cost between £10 and £30. Magnets cost between£2.50 and £5.
THEIR CAREER PATHS James- Producer, Musician, Singer, SongwriterDropped out of college to make the band Busted with Matt and Charlie. Matt-Producer, Musician, Singer, SongwriterWent to college and once he had finished college he joined the bandBUSTED. Charlie-Producer, Musician, Singer, SongwriterWent to college and then joined the band BUSTED.
TARGET AUDIENCE The target audience of BUSTED are mainly people aged between8 and 20 and also people that like Pop Punk and Pop Rock.
THE RECORD LABEL Busted‟s record label where Island Records. Island Record are a label that where founded by Chris Blackwelland Graeme Goodall in 1959. These are owned by a big company known as Universal who arealso a brand for film making- Universal is one of the majorHollywood studios with interests in lots of entertainment industries.
WHO OWNS THE COMPANY The company is now owned by Universal Music Group who are amajor global music company owned by French media conglomeratevivendi. The headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.
WHAT BANDS/ARTISTS DO THEY HAVE IN THERE PORTFOLIO Akon, Alex Clare, Amy Winehouse, Angel, Avicci, Ben Howard,Bob Marley, James Morrison, Jessie J, Kid Cudi, ,Mika, Nicki Minaj,Owl City, Stevie Wonder, Taio Cruz, Tom Jones and many morepeople are signed by „Island Records‟.
DOES THE COMPANY FOCUS ON A PARTICULAR GENRE OF MUSIC The company does not focus on one genre it focuses on all typesof genres such as: Pop, Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, Classic,Contempory, Hip Hop, Rap, R n B and lots more.
WHAT ARE THE COMPANIES AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The record labels mission statement is that they are “Continuallyrethinking and redeveloping music into a sellers market, as well ascultural boom”.
DOES THE COMPANY HAVE A SPECIFIC RESPONSE The company does have a specific response to illegallydownloading/file sharing because they fund for free mp3downloading with other companies that are members with Universalmusic group(UMG).
SMASH HITS The target audience for the „Smash Hits‟ magazine is more teenagersand young adults. „Smash Hits‟ was published by a company called „EMAP‟. „EMAP‟were founded in 1947.They published many magazines and eventuallywhere taken over by the Guardian Media Group. The final magazine was published in 2006 and the editor was „ChrisHall‟ The style is closely related to pop, radio and television presentation.
ANALYSIS• Masthead – 70‟s fair ground font which is bold which stands out and makes you realize that it is the title of the magazine.• Smash Hits is no longer exists as a magazine but exists as a TV „pop‟ channel. In the case of this cover „Lady Gaga‟ is featured in a provocative pose – probably aimed at both a male and female audience. The model credit just says in very bold text „LADY GAGA‟. The left third of the cover is where „LADY GAGA‟ stands out because Lady Gaga, the artist is very popular worldwide at the present time. The text also says „The worlds BIGGEST star uncovered. Which gives this magazine a „page 3‟ hook. This magazine also is on the very edge of its target audience because some could class this magazine as „soft pornography‟.