My magazine has top and bottom strip packed with artists that they may want to read about, again to give the target audience (students who are poor) value for money which in my audience research is what they wanted. Also the magazine has a cheap price. This is the closest I could get to an multi-genre magazine In billboard magazine the masthead is above the name of the artist but in my magazine the name of the artist is above the masthead because it shows how big this artist this challenges the conventions of traditional magazines. How ever this is similar to this magazine. In magazines eye contact is essential to get the reader involved so I have eye contact in my cover Both magazines have links to their websites This is the closest I could get to an multi-genre magazine. On the magazine cover the main artist is Miley Cyrus. She is a good artist for the front cover because she is a multi-genre artist ( country, western , R’n’B, pop and dance) My magazines main artist is a multi-genre artist recognised in most music so placing this artist on the front cover was good as the magazine is multi-genre In my magazine cover there are many different articles that will attract almost every different genre however billboard magazine has a few. I want to keep the readers from all the different genres entertained.
I have split up my magazine into three main parts; the upper quartile, The central area, The lower quartile. The central area is the soul of the magazine the part the keeps everything neutral (mixing in with all of the genres). This part has the other parts of the magazine, such as the left third, the main article. The part of the magazine shaded purple is the lower quartile. It is at the bottom but is still important as it includes the barcode ,date ect. I like to call it the support and maybe the foundation of the magazine as it has some of the rest of the artist on the bottom strip. I place a bottom strip there so that if the reader is no impressed by the rest of the magazine maybe seeing these artists may make them happy again and want to read onwards. The upper quartile takes up roughly a quarter of the page it features what I believe to be the heart of the magazine ( the magazine, the name of the artist, the pug, the strap line, the face of the artist and the competition) . These codes and conventions are painted in the brightest and most distinctive parts of the magazine.
My magazine links into other genres like billboard magazine which features artist mixing in with other artist from other genres. I have a controversial artist on my cover to keep the artist intrigued like in billboard (lady Gaga). My controversial artist is The darkness. Like in billboard I have my own special symbol for this issue ( the diamonds). In billboard they have the crosses or plus signs