NME- The new musical express, published weekly since 1952 changes musical style with demand <br />Vibe R+B Hip hop shut down in 2009 and now is quarterly and more of an online feature <br />Rolling stone Music, politics and popular culture published every two weeks <br />Kerrang Rock magazine 1981 <br />Q Considered by the publishers the modern guide to music <br />Mojo classic rock <br />
Conventions of music magazines <br />Masthead<br />Cover lines<br />Cover stories<br />Pictures and captions<br />Route of the eye<br />Principle of thirds<br />Pull quotes<br />Hot spots<br />Kicker and explanatory text <br />Language and register<br />Mise en scene- Position, pose, costume, eye contact /gaze, facial expression<br />Camera angle <br />Font style, size, colour <br />
Definitions <br />Kicker <br />Pull quote <br />Definition: Often seen in newsletters and magazines, the kicker is a short phrase found set above the headline. Usually set in a smaller type than the headline, the kicker can serve as an introduction or as a type of section heading to identify a regular column, for instance.<br />This is a quote taken directly from the interview and used to draw audiences in <br />
Conventions of music magazines <br />Layout (Rule of thirds) (camera angle) (text) <br />Image- Direct pose? Sexual/seductive/aggressive <br />Text- Style of text and impact of this <br />Audience profile- who is the audience for this magazine and how do we know? <br />Ideology- What ideas is the magazine portraying? <br />Representation- what representations is the magazine giving of itself and of others? <br />
Route of the eye <br />Direct mode of address <br />Masthead <br />Main kicker <br />Kickers <br />Pull quote direct from the interview <br />
Analyse and identify what is being used in this front cover to create meaning for the audience <br />
Class notes-<br />Language and register <br />Pose<br />Mode of address<br />Camera angles<br />
Some ideas <br />House style represented through colours<br />Different to normal issues of Q due to the destruction of the mast head <br />The smashing of the masthead suggests that the artist is someone who may like to break conventions and does not like restrictions within their music <br />Reliance on the selling logo to suggest to the audience that this is a magazine they should by as it is the best one <br />In terms of mode of address the artist is not looking at the audience, Q is his main goal<br />The pull quote is interesting and mysterious and therefore pulls the reader in, wanting to know more. <br />
Subverting conventions without the backward s<br />Strapline (Advertising line )<br />U.S.P- Unique selling point <br />Language and register<br />Mode of address <br />Photos and how they create meaning <br />
Flash / button <br />Skyline /selling line <br />Main image <br />Cover line /kicker <br />Pull qoute<br />Model credit <br />Secondary images <br />Explanatory text <br />Footer <br />
Language and register<br /> This is the language that is used within the magazine and can often be genre specific.<br />This will deal with things like slang and informal language which may be used to make the reader feel that the magazine is in a sense a friend. <br />The register is the tone with which the magazine is talking to its audience. This can be informal, chatty etc <br />
C<br />Casual/informal tone <br />Direct mode of address <br />Genre specific language <br />
Photos <br />Iconography <br /><ul><li>What messages do the pictures give?
What impression is the audience meant to have?
What is the camera angle and how does this create meaning?
For homework:<br />Continue with your prelim task as it is due 22nd. <br />Ensure that you have updated your music magazine analysis to include all the things we have discussed today.<br />Ensure that you have analysed at least 5 front covers discussing how they create meaning. <br />This should be on your blog by the time we break for half term. <br />