Music Magazine Evaluation
In what way does your music magazine use, develop or challenge the forms and conventions of a music magazine? <ul><li>My m...
How does your musical magazine represent particular social groups? <ul><li>My music magazine represents all different soci...
Who would be the audience of your music magazine and why?   <ul><li>The target audience for my media product would range f...
How did you attract/address your audience?   <ul><li>The way I attracted and addresses my audience was based on what my qu...
What kind of media institution might distribute your music magazine and why?   <ul><li>The media institution that might di...
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing your music magazine?   <ul><li>The technologies t...
What do you feel you have learnt in the progression from creating the school magazine (preliminary task), to creating your...
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  1. 1. Music Magazine Evaluation
  2. 2. In what way does your music magazine use, develop or challenge the forms and conventions of a music magazine? <ul><li>My magazine uses a number of features that are common in many magazines, such as sell lines, buzz words, main image, price, strap line and title. I have developed it to an extent that seems suitable to my target audience. To be more precise I have made my magazine more attractive to my readers instead of having just a common/standard magazine, for example; I have added details which my magazine readers would like. I believe my front cover, compared to a professional front cover, is of a good standard as it entails the same key conventions. My front cover contrasts well with my contents page. I ensured that the style of my front cover consisted with the contents page, using the same rage of colours and a similar presentation. I have also included my double page spread within this consistency; however, I understand that this was not necessarily important, just personal choice. The font styles I have used are bold and bright, as I wanted all the writing to stand out as well as the pictures. The font size was of average size, not too small but big enough to be easily readable; for my double page spread and contents explanation I use font size 12. The page numbers are according to what page each feature falls on and to if there was to be any advertisements along the way. By page numbering I have taken into account any extra pages; for example, Editorials. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does your musical magazine represent particular social groups? <ul><li>My music magazine represents all different social groups, I have not made a division in which it only allows a certain ethnic/social group to read my music magazine. In some ways, I suppose, my music magazine represents teenagers of youthful, but educated background as the text is fairly advanced. This group of individuals will enjoy reading it, maybe more than others . In my magazine it entails certain things that would attract a particular social group, such as using slang words, pictures, heading and real issues of which the target audience could relate to. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who would be the audience of your music magazine and why? <ul><li>The target audience for my media product would range from teenagers to young adults; aged between 13 and 30. the reason being that this is the age group that would be attracted to the magazine; it is suited to them, they would find it more interesting then any other age group and it would sell to these ages. I think it would be suited to all ethnic groups, as there is nothing in the magazine that would divide the ethnics. My magazine is affordable to most, but may be more suited to upper class people. </li></ul><ul><li>My magazine represents a particular social group; teenagers who enjoy a range of music (versatile), a high fashion style and interested in the music world. I have ensured that the magazine contains references to all types of music. The images used in my magazine would attract this social group because the images characterize the magazine to what it is. For example I have an image of a teenage boy band on my front cover; they look commercial, fashionable, and appealing to other teenager who might aspire to be like them. </li></ul><ul><li>I have based my target audience on the feedback that was produced by my questionnaire. It was very helpful at highlight what the public wanted from a new music magazine; I have tried to cover all the points made and have hopefully produced a magazine that everyone will that an interest to. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How did you attract/address your audience? <ul><li>The way I attracted and addresses my audience was based on what my questionnaire results that I retrieved. After looking at them, it was clear to me that the preferred target audience for my magazine would by young people. I attracted them by including all the more popular genres of music people like. I also took note of all the things people said they didn’t like about current magazines on the shelves and ensured that this was not the case with my magazine. By using my questionnaire as a source to help me find out what my target audience liked, it highlighted some of the things that would be needed on my magazine. Such as, the layout, the font styles, suitable prices, the way the writing is placed and what the writing actually consists. I drafted a few different mock-up designs of my magazine to get a general idea of what they would like and how I could improve on them. By carrying this out, I have now hopefully produced a good standard music magazine that will be effective at attracting my target audience. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What kind of media institution might distribute your music magazine and why? <ul><li>The media institution that might distribute my music magazine is I.P.C, due to the fact that other existing magazines distributed by the company come from a wide selection of genres. Examples of the types of magazines they distribute are magazines about golf, hair, guitars, homes & gardens; they also distribute popular magazines like Marie Claire and NME. Considering that magazines like Marie Claire and NME have been quite successful, this shows me that my magazine could also be as successful as these others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing your music magazine? <ul><li>The technologies that I have learnt throughout the process of constructing my music magazine are that there are so many different tools that can be used to make my magazine as professional as possible. The tools that I used are colours, fonts, styles, layering and shapes/objects. Adobe illustrator and Photoshop has been the main programmes used to produce my magazine. Adobe illustrator has a wide range of tools to perfect and personalise a magazine, whereas Photoshop lets me edit pictures that need to fit in. For example, I used Photoshop to edit my front cover photograph; changing it to black and white and adding splashes of colour to compliment the colour scheme of my magazine. To achieve high quality pictures I used a digital camera. I then used a USB to upload them to the computer. I have learnt how to upload, edit, rearrange and personalise. I was able to become more familiar with the programmes and understand how to use the tools to my advantage very quickly and found it to be user friendly. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do you feel you have learnt in the progression from creating the school magazine (preliminary task), to creating your music magazine? <ul><li>From the beginning of making my first magazine (the preliminary task) I feel that that magazine, in comparison to the final draft of my music magazine, was of a much lower standard. By making the school magazine I was able to familiarise myself with the tools, but at this stage did not use them to my best advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>By analysing professional music magazines I was able to see how and where certain features and elements of a professional magazine should be placed, for example, the main image on the front cover, the title and the anchorage text. I also leant a lot about the kind of language used to attract an audience. </li></ul>

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