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Front coverEleanor Lynch-Kinnear
MastheadTitle→   Top left aligned.→   Either goes completely across the top or top leftish is a shot title.→   Big Font an...
Barcode→   Usually at the bottom right, can be horizontal or vertical.→   Price→   Issue number→   Date→   WebsiteBuzzword...
Colour Scheme→   Only 3 or 4 colours maximum→   Simply colour scheme→   Generally primary colours→   Colours don’t clashTe...
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Codes and Conventions of Music magazines

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Codes and Conventions of Music magazines

  1. 1. Front coverEleanor Lynch-Kinnear
  2. 2. MastheadTitle→ Top left aligned.→ Either goes completely across the top or top leftish is a shot title.→ Big Font and Unique→ Image can partially cover the title if the magazine is well known.Positioning Statement→ The magazine lines promotion for itself, either goes above or below title.
  3. 3. Barcode→ Usually at the bottom right, can be horizontal or vertical.→ Price→ Issue number→ Date→ WebsiteBuzzwords→ Used to suggest that it is something special to this magazine, e.g. ‘new’ ‘exclusive’.Images→ One main image-well known person→ Direct address used (looking at audience)→ Mid shot or close up, long shot only used if showing a band→ Photos are generally posed→ No text on facial aspect of the image.
  4. 4. Colour Scheme→ Only 3 or 4 colours maximum→ Simply colour scheme→ Generally primary colours→ Colours don’t clashTextCover Lines→ Quite ambiguous on purpose to draw the reader in→ Always in capital letters→ All cover lines use the same font→ Bold and simple→ Cover lines frame the imageMain Cover Lines→ Anchors the main image→ Larger font than cover linesSub Lines→ Adds detail to the cover line-not always making the story clear

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