Genre is a loose set of characteristics. Each
genres unique characteristics that the audience
Some examples of music genre are:
There are different genres even in
music, so in this power point I will
research indie genre so I can make an
indie music magazine.
People or bands photographed for his type of magazine are
Don’t follow the social expectations
Have their own style
Not clean shaved
Not in with the mainstream
FONTS AND THEMES
Indie themes have a wide variety because
indie is all about being yourself and
unique, however the theme indie does
suggest rebellion and youth. So its likely that
the band in magazines such as NME are
young and laid back. Fonts would be bold
and edgy, and really in your face to prove the
power behind this rebellious youth.
LOCATIONS AND BACKDROPS
The ‘rough’ parts of city's
An indie band would use there instruments in a photo shoot as well a other things such as
Drum sticks/ set
The costumes or rather clothes they would be wearing would be Unique and in heir own style.
This is because they don’t follow social expectations. So they can be as dressed up as they
want or on the other hand, as dressed down.
Indie make up on the front cover of a magazine is normally excessive. This can be bright
make up or quite dark make up either way because its quite ‘in your face’ it grabs the readers
This model has
very dark eye
make up, but it
defines them and
This bright blue lipstick is
out of the norm, and
The ‘indie’ group pride themselves in being unique. They are represented as being quite
original they like to be the first to find new things such as bands, music, new hair styles, and
clothes. For example the indie type would wear, skinny jeans, tops with bands on
them, ‘skater’ skirts, converse, Nikes, hats, etc. Their make up would either be very plain or
very full on unique. Events such as battle of the bands or Wakestock festival would be an
ideal place for them to o as this would give them the opportunity to find new bands and new
sounds to follow. Bands such a ‘Passenger’ and ‘Munford and Sons’ are every indie, and have
their own style hat set trends for here fans and follows.
To make my indie music magazine work I need to use the information I have found doing this
research. I will shoot the photo graphs in the studio to make them look professional, the
models must be in the indie genre, so they must look, laid back and unique. Maybe coloured
hair to make them stand out. Make up should be either dark to show mysterious or bright so it
stands out to fit in with the indie genre.
The clothing that the models wear must be cool and new, so skinny jeans converse etc.
However to make them look the part for the music genre I will use props such as guitars and
drum sticks. To add to laid back effect that indie people have maybe use sun glasses or a hat.
My font will have a unique style and edge to them to ensure that they stand out when its on
the shelf, so a strong bold font for the masthead and sell lines to draw in the target audience.
If I follow all of these ideas it should bring in the indie audience I need for my magazine and
make it look professional.