This is the cover of my music magazine and as you can see it is very conventional as it follows the basic layout such as, big bond title at the top of the page. Image in the middle dominating the page. A splash going through the main image relating to the main story. Also side stories and pugs to show everything else that is in the magazine.
My contents page is also conventional as I have followed the basic structure of a contents page. Contents at the top of the page. Stories and page numbers in the main body of the page. Images relating to stories that are inside the story with page numbers on.
My double page spread is also conventional as I have used the whole image as the background. The reason why I have done this is because it attracts the reader to the page because the image really stands out. The font that I have used is a range of colours, this is to look more eye catching. I have not used a lot of text because I don’t want the reader to be reading for ages I wanted the image to tell most of the story.
How I attract my target audience <ul><li>The target audience for my music magazine are teenage girls who are into R&B Music. The ways in which I have done shown this is the following. </li></ul>I have used an image of a teenage girl. This is the image that I used on my front cover. I have also used girly colours like purple this will instantly attract most girls. This is one of the colours I used.
Institution <ul><li>The kind of magazine distributor that I think will suit my magazine best and have more success in being publishes is MusicMags. They only publish music magazines and they are usually not very well known ones so I think that it will suit me best. </li></ul>
My Target Audience <ul><li>The target audience for my music magazine are teenage girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Class </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in R&B music </li></ul><ul><li>Want to learn more about the music business and how to get into it. </li></ul>
How I address/attract my target audience <ul><li>To attract my target audience in the future I would perhaps consider making a TV commercial about a teenage girl that records herself singing and posts the videos onto YouTube. Then she gets discovered by a pop star and then becomes a pop sensation herself. Then at the end of the ad they finish their song and then she says “It’s that easy.” then the commercial will end. </li></ul><ul><li>The aspects on my cover that are more than likely to attract my target audience would be the image because it is of a teenage girl so what better way to say that this is the target audience than using the target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>The font style as it is very trendy and up to date and the font colour because it is girly. The written style of my magazine is quite informal, this is because it fits in with my target audience and they would prefer to read that than a load of formal boring text. </li></ul>This shows the funky text cool colours and informal writing
Technology skills that I have picked up <ul><li>Before I started constructing my product and prelim I had never visited a blog however now I have a better understanding of how to use one now I am doing at least two posts a day. </li></ul>
Technology skills that I have picked up <ul><li>On the other hand when it comes to fireworks I do have some past experience as I have used in in lessons such as ICT to design logos and Business Studies to design flyers. However none of them things were as complex as making my music magazine. I now have a better understanding on how to use it and have picked up more skills like fading and shadowing. </li></ul>
Preliminary cover and contents This is my preliminary task and as you can see it is not the best magazine cover and content. My cover is not that good because the background looks really dull as it is just one colour there is not much information on there. Also the pug is not good because I have used red on there and it doesn’t fit in with any of the other colours because I have decided to use the colours of the Biddulph high school badge. My contents page is not very good because I have used different text than on the front cover. Another bad point is that there is not enough pages because a music magazine is well more than 15 pages. Also the background is one bold colour and it looks dull.
Magazine first draft These are my first drafts of my music magazine this includes my front cover, contents page and my double page spread. This is not as good as my final draft as I have used one colour as the background which is not as eye catching. Also there is not much information and over all it just looks boring. The only difference between by contents page is that I have changed one of the images to a picture of Jasmine to link it to the front cover and have put some information down the side because it looks plain. I have changes my double page spread a lot because ity is not eye catching and authentic. Also I have changes the image because it is the same one as my front cover and also a double page spread looks more professional if the image is the whole background so that is what I have done.
Final product These are my final products as you can see the differences to the front cover is I have made the background fade into two colours this is to make it look more eye catching and have also added more text to give the reader a better understanding to see what is inside. The only differences to my contents page is I have changed the bottom image to Jasmine to like to the main story and I have also added a bit more information down the side to make sure that the page is filled. My double page spread is really different as I have changed everything about
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