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  • Foundation Portfolio Your task, to be completed with evaluation by Christmas. The front page, contents and double page spread of a new music magazine. All images and text used must be original, produced by the candidate, minimum of FOUR images.
  • • Popular music magazines have played a key role in the emergence of rock and pop styles since the mid-1950s. • These publications have reported and reflected musical trends from Elvis Presley to Eminem, the Beatles to Lady Gaga.
  • • They have become more than mere mirrors to pop culture: they have also helped to shape the way music is heard and the way music is consumed.
  • Issues to consider… • 1. The relationship between the print media and the industry. • 2. The role of the writer and critic as 'gatekeeper’.
  • • 3. There has been a long running struggle between the inkies and the glossies, who is winning and why? Are any of them in the digital age? • 4. In recent years, the mainstream press has taken an increasing interest in pop and rock matters.
  • • 5. How have digital outlets brought changes to this field? • 6. What are the different ways in which writers and journalists in this sector express their critical views? • 7. The relationship between the music industry and the media publications.
  • • 8. What do magazines cover and how do they express their ideas? 
 • 9. Style and content analysis.
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11. How far is rock writing concerned with issues of the artistic and aesthetic and how far does it have to toe the line of the corporate industry?
  • • 10. Consider the ideological functions of this kind of publication. What social, cultural and even political messages can we recognise beyond the headlines and images? 

  • • 11. How far is rock writing concerned with issues of the artistic and aesthetic and how far does it have to toe the line of the corporate industry?
  • Next steps • After we have researched the music press from these viewpoints you will then create your own; • Front page, • Contents • Double page spread • With a house style and definitive ‘aesthetic’.