Ancillary Texts Research &
Album Cover &
Rose Elinor Dougall is a female pop singer like
Beth McCord, who's music video we are making.
The cover is very bland which helps create an
image for the singer, something that will be very
important for a new artist like Beth. It is bland in
the sense that there is only a black and white
picture of her, there is no background to distract
the audience away from the picture. The text
saying her name is very useful in creating an
image because an audience likes being able to
put a name to a face. The white background also
shows the innocence of youth.
Like the album cover above, Avril Lavigne’s
follows the same style. This is the plain
background, with just the artist on the cover and
her name. This is a common theme amongst
young female pop artists. I think we need to
follow this style for Beth’s album cover as with
the genre it is important to follow codes and
conventions whilst building up the artists image,
where she can then express herself more.
Only a picture of the artist (Beth
Have the artists name
2 3+ together help create and
build and artist’s
ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL
This is the magazine advert for the album
we spoke about in the album cover
The most obvious thing is how it is
virtually identical it is to the album cover.
This is because the poster/advert should
follow the same codes and conventions
as the album cover as they are both
trying to sell the same thing, so why be
To create some branding and image the
poster/advert should be the same as the
album cover so that they relate to each
other. Which means when an audience
sees the album cover after they
poster/advert they will automatically
associate it with the poster/advert.
Therefore there is two events that will
help create an image of the artists, if they
were not the same then they may not
make the link so may not create and
image of the artist.
What will we do?:
We will make our poster/advert the same as our
album cover. This is to help branding and
creating an image for Beth. We will add some
extra text to say that a new album is out.