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Analysis of Music Posters

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Analysis of Music Posters

  1. 1. ANALYSIS OF MUSIC POSTERS By Amy Bruce
  2. 2. LADY GAGA POSTER <ul><li>Her eyes are directly facing the camera, immediately attracting the audience to the poster. </li></ul>A seductive pose has been used which attracts a male audience as well as a female audience. Lady GaGa is naked which connotes freedom which connotes the lyrics of her songs she’s “bearing all” to her fans her lyrics speak the truth, she has nothing to hide. The colour of the poster is in black and white which attracts the audience as it would stand out if it was placed in-between colourful posters. The name of the album is clearly stated at the bottom of the photograph, in a bold font, however the focus is more on lady gaga herself as she is such an icon at the moment, she is almost selling herself to her fans not just the album itself. The image is a medium shot and is clearly within the frame. The only negative point I have about this poster is that the date the album is released is not on it. Therefore the target audience does not know when to purchase it. The name of the company is at the bottom, however it is so small the audience will just make it out.
  3. 3. BEYONCÉ POSTER <ul><li>What stands out the most is Beyoncé herself. She is using a strong sharp pose to reflect she is a strong individual woman. This attracts not only a male audience but a female audience as well because they may aspire to be like her. </li></ul>Beyoncé is all in black and white whereas the back ground is a sepia colour. This is presents Beyoncé more than the actual name of the album. Her name is in an attractive bold font which draws the audience in and tells them the iconic Beyoncé has a new single out. The singles name is in a littler font as that seems to be not irrelevant but more insignificant than the artist herself. It seems that the photographer has focused more on her than the name because that’s all her fans need to know, that she has a new single out. Again the only bad point is that just like the Lady GaGa poster there is no mention of when the single is out. Beyonce is wearing all black which denotes an image of fire. This connotes power and the burning of something which in this case would be Beyonce herself as her altar-ego is Sasha Fierce she is representing the birth of her.
  4. 4. THE HOOSIERS TOUR POSTER <ul><li>The font immediately attracts the audience to the poster as it is unusual and stands out. </li></ul>The colour scheme is quite plain using natural, nature colours. The place where the tour will be is clearly in red which immediately attracts the audience. Even though they have not used the band as their image they have used an intriguing border/image to attract the audience. To attract the audience even more they have a said special guests will be attending, this will make the audience want to attend the gig as they will be curious as to who they may be. Even though the poster is effective I think it would have been better to possibly add another image to draw the audience in further.
  5. 5. What are the typical conventions of a music poster? <ul><li>The artist seems to be selling themselves more than the actual single. However, I believe they have done this because they are so iconic their target audience just needs to know they themselves have a new single that is being released. </li></ul><ul><li>The artist always looks directly into the camera to capture the audiences attention. </li></ul><ul><li>The image on the poster always represents the album itself, what the lyrics to all the songs mean and what they artist wishes to say to the target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>The colour-scheme links with the image as well as the album itself, in that one image it tells the audience whether they know it or not what they will get from the album. </li></ul>

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