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Music Magazine Covers Analysis
NME <ul><li>Masthead:  The masthead in bold, back and Arial font making it seem pretty basic. It’s on the top left hand co...
NME <ul><li>Main image:  The main image is of James Allan; lead singer of ‘Glasvegas’. He takes up almost the entire front...
Q  <ul><li>Masthead:  The masthead is clearly visible which makes the magazine stand out in a shop. The designers haven’t ...
Q <ul><li>Main image:  The main image is of Liam Gallagher who is famous for getting himself in trouble by always drinking...
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Q & NME Magazine Covers Analysis

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Analysis of Q and NME front covers for AS Media.

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Q & NME Magazine Covers Analysis

  1. 1. Music Magazine Covers Analysis
  2. 2. NME <ul><li>Masthead: The masthead in bold, back and Arial font making it seem pretty basic. It’s on the top left hand corner of the magazine making it able for the consumers to see it looking for it in shops. However, the word ‘Glasvegas’ may confuse the reader if they’ve never read the magazine before as it’s almost exactly the same size and is the same font as the masthead. </li></ul><ul><li>Selling line: The selling line for this issue is ‘NME AWARDS NOMINATIONS REVEALED!’ This will appeal to all the viewers that watch the NME Awards as obviously, they’ll want to know who is up for an award. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverline: The main coverline is ‘ROCK’N’ROLL RETURNS ‘ which is linked to the Glasvegas interview. This ultimately hooks the reader in as it’s almost the same font as the masthead. </li></ul>
  3. 3. NME <ul><li>Main image: The main image is of James Allan; lead singer of ‘Glasvegas’. He takes up almost the entire front cover making him the exclusive purpose of this issue. The read shadow behind the singer could represent the ‘devil in him’ which is contrasting with the white beam behind the singer also. </li></ul><ul><li>Other images: Unlike other magazines, there are small images to the left of the main image. This gives the reader the opportunity to see who else is in the magazine which could also hook the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Colour scheme: The colour scheme for this magazine is black, red and white which is a popular trio with indie magazines. I do feel the colour red has been overused on this front cover in some places for example on the word ‘FREE’ - it almost blends in with the background. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q <ul><li>Masthead: The masthead is clearly visible which makes the magazine stand out in a shop. The designers haven’t done much to make the masthead look flashy which makes the magazine look unique and classy. </li></ul><ul><li>Selling line: This magazine doesn’t have a selling line however, the main feature ‘LIAM’S BEADY EYE KICK OFF’ certainly grabs the consumers attention instantly. </li></ul><ul><li>Coverline: Again, the main feature is ‘LIAM’S BEADY EYE KICK OFF’ is the coverline for this magazine. With Liam Gallagher, there is always some drama so, people who are interested in his life will also be interested in what he’s getting up to now. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q <ul><li>Main image: The main image is of Liam Gallagher who is famous for getting himself in trouble by always drinking and causing fights outside clubs. His image alone on the magazine could appeal to those who follow in his footsteps (either crazy fans or just normal drunks from the local pub) In between his glasses is the rest of the band; Oasis minus his brother. As his bandmates are further away than he is, this shows his importance in the band. </li></ul><ul><li>Colour scheme: The colour scheme for this magazine is black, red and white - a typical trio for indie magazine. However, with this magazine, you’re able to see everything clearly unlike NME where some words were unclear. </li></ul><ul><li>Button: On this front cover, the button ‘QUEEN 16-PAGE EXCLUSIVE’ is top right. With this button, Queen fans will also be buying this magazine - making it a variety of people buying the magazine. </li></ul>

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