Research analysis into mediums of ancillary texts. CD cover (front cover and back) CD & Magazine advertising Trupti Patel
Conventional Features on a CD cover- The front cover must be appealing and eye catching for the target audience.- The audience should be able to relate to the cover in some way.- The artist should be identified easily and this can be shown through mise en scene.- The artists name should be present- The name of the album- Usually two colours incorporated throughout however this can differ according to the artist.
Typography: The CD Front Cover typography used is The main image is very simple and easy of a very famous artist Christina to read. This again can Aguilera. This connote her character Image shows direct as very address as she is straightforward. looking directly at the camera. The colours She can represent are very eye a majority of women and send catching to out the message the that women audience. should be proud of The red who they are. lipstick can allow many The effect of this females to allows the audience to relate to her. instantly recognise the artist.Some people mayargue her costume Shot type: Close up.and the image The effect added to one side of herportrayed by face can relate to the CD cover I will beChristina is quite constructing. This can show the artistlike Lady Gaga. as quite puzzled and mysterious.
The Image CD Front Cover The close up Imagepurposes direct of Jessie J indicatesaddress. many shot types in her videos as sheThe colour theme usually has close upincorporated shots in her musicthroughout this front videos.album cover is blackand gold. These are The image reinforcessimple colours which the wild character ofcan also possibly Jessie J and who shehighlight is known for.themes/emotions ofthis album.The lipstick colourcan allow theaudience to identifythe artist as Jessie J The typography and the font colour stands out.usually wears The colour gold can possibly relate to thedifferent coloured success of Jessie J. The fact only two colourslipsticks in her music have been used allows the artists name to bevideos and album easily identified and is eye catching.cover images.
Conventional Features Found on a CD- The artists name- usually in the same font as the front cover.- Record Label logos- Name of the album- Usually one colour to give a simplistic look
Typography of the artists name andthe album name is the same CDthroughout. ‘Christina Aguilera’ is in Image of the lipscapital letters and the font size isquite large compared to the size of links to the frontthe record label which can reinforce and back coverthe importance of the artist. and the image of Christina where this feature has been enlarged onto the actual CD. This can also show bring out the feminine Logos & Name of side of Christina the record label. It even more. is the same as shown on the back cover.
CDThe colours Typographyof the actual The ArtistsCD, is one name – Jessie Jcolour giving in bold fonta very which allowssimplistic the artist tolook. All the stand out.writing is inthe samecolour which Recordallows it to Labelstand out as informationit is vital. written in small font size. Name of the album; ‘Who You Are’
Conventional Features On a CD Back Cover- Spine coming around from the front cover. Information on the spine is usually on opposite sides on either side of the spine.- Barcode- Institutional Information- Record Companies logos- Social networking sites for the artists fans- Track Listings
Track Listings- 23Songs. This can CD Back Cover The CD back coveremphasis her flows nicely with thesuccess in the music front cover and itindustry. would be recognised by the audience.Image similar tothe CD Front Spine which iscover- gives a nice conventional on aflow to the back CD back cover withcover. the Artists name.Institutional Name of the albumInformation such aswho produced theCD album cover-The artists website Record Label- The artists CompanyMySpace website Barcode- Another conventional feature Logo to showaddress- social found on a CD back cover. whonetworking sites. represents the artist.
CD Back Cover Track Listings. Jessie J has 13 songs Institutional featured in Information this album. of the album. For example it Record was released Label names in 2011. Also and name of includes the album copyright and artist. information. They areSocial placed onNetworking Sites the oppositepossibly for her sides for thefans. other side.Websites for theartists:-Official website Record company and-Facebook page Barcode- conventional the logo-Twitter page feature
Conventional Features Found On A Magazine Advert- The magazine advert must be appealing to the audience and have encouraging texts/quotes.- Image of the artist- Colour scheme must compliment well- Released date- Downloading sites/companies- Name of the album
Magazine AdvertThe Name of the album isrepeated in quotation markswhich can imply it is a Image of the artist issuccessful album and well the same as the CDknown. Featuring with other font cover. Thisartists can encourage the portrays hertarget audience even more as character as on goingit shows the broad character with her success.of Jessie J. She is looking directly Website: at the camera www.jessiejofficial.com- emphasising direct implies she is trying to sell herself and address. encourage her fans. Typography is the same for the artists name andThe record companies the album cover name.logos which have been It is easy to read and theconsistent throughout colours used: gold &the front cover, CD & white compliment eachback cover. This can other.show they are well The style of the font canknown successful also indicate her target audience who arecompanies. usually teenage girls.
The name of the artist isvery simple and easy to Magazine Advert The image of the artist can connote many things. Firstly it is faded in withread. The font size is not the background whichtoo big which can imply can imply Ed Sheeran washe is successful however a hidden artist and now iswill become even bigger becoming a successfulin the future. artist. Also that his‘Out now’ and albums are making him become well known.‘Click to download’ Direct address is shownare words which through a close up.are aiming to The colours complimentencourage buyers. each other well and is eye-catching.The logo of thealbum name is The iTunes logo is very famous and many people recognise itshown which instantly. Being a very large company that distributes music ,would be easily buyers would be easily persuaded as they may consume musicrecognised by the from ITunes. The logo stands out as it is in black and is bold. It alsoaudience if they shows that audiences have become more aware of consumingsaw this symbol music online rather than buying CD’s.elsewhere.
MAGAZINE REPRESENTING A SONGThe typography of the Main Image‘R’ is something unique The Image of Rhiannaas it doesnt show typical reinforces theconventions as artists suspicious charactername is not present but portrayed here.has the first letter of her The Image and thename. The ‘R’ not being message she iscomplete can indicate portraying can showsomething is missing in she has some sort ofher life. secret or started something new in her life. The colour used is The shot is a close up quite dull which of the artist which can connote mixed allows the audience emotions of the to identify her. song ‘TE AM’O. She is not showing much facial expression however ‘TE AMO’ is the name of the song in Spanish which she looks quite means ‘I Love You’ in English. This can connote the serious emphasising artist is directly sending this message out to her character. someone important in her life.