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Media studies music magazine analysis

  1. 1. Media Studies music magazine analysis NICK BATES
  2. 2. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?  I believe that my magazine complies with the conventions of a real magazine because the whole thing is based around its target audience and contains the contents and quality that a real media product would contain.
  3. 3. How does your media product represent particular social groups?  My media product is directed towards teenage Boys but may also appeal to girls, age between 16-23, the type of genre of my magazine is very popular and well known in the UK so there is a large audience for it. I have included stories that would interest the age group to read or purchase the magazine.
  4. 4. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?  I found a media distribution business called IPC media, they have recently distributed well known music magazine NME, they one of the leading media distribution companies in the UK with 60 iconic media brands. They have a wide audience to offer their media products too, so it will enhance my chance of selling more magazine and attracting my target audience.
  5. 5. Who would be the audience for your media product?  The target audience for my magazine are ‘indie scenesters’, they are dedicated to finding the newest music, exploring all avenues to get there – online, print, record shops, club nights and word of mouth. Staying ahead of the curve is a must, but it’s borne out of a genuine love for music, for Indie Scenesters, there’s nothing better than discovering new artists and spreading the love. The age I am targeting my magazine at is between 16-23 year olds and would most likely appeal more to males than females.
  6. 6. How did you attract/address your audience?  To attract my audience I made the Front cover stand out by having a main figure looking into the audiences eyes, this will attract them to look at the front cover and possibly buy it. The front cover contains bands and colour schemes that relate to indie scenesters which persuade them to look at the magazine and purchase it. The masthead is in the top left corner so that it will stand out when its on the shelf's to attract people’s attention.
  7. 7. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?  I have used many different software's throughout the design of my magazine, the main one being InDesign. I used this to create my whole magazine and I feel that I have learnt how to use all tools of the software to make my magazine the best I can. I also used Photoshop to improve the quality of my picture and edit some features, for example cut pictures down, saturation, brightness etc. For my double page spread I changed the saturation and contrast of the picture to make it appear darker than what it actually is.  I also learnt that you can use social media to advertise and gain peoples view on your magazines, I used twitter and Facebook predominantly to gain peoples view on how they portray the looks and style of my magazine.
  8. 8. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?  I have learnt a lot throughout the development of my magazine. When we made our school magazines it allowed me to get used to the software's I will be using and taught me how to layout my magazine. This allowed me take all the things I learnt into the creation of my music magazine, I knew how to space the letters out properly and how I should lay my photo’s out to fit the frame. I believe my school magazine did not conform the media conventions, however I believe I have improved massively on ‘Blaze’.