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  1. 1. Evaluation of Music Magazine
  2. 2. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  3. 3. My music magazine doesn’t challenge convention and instead conforms to the conventions of music magazines so that it appeals to the target audience of the magazine.
  4. 4. I have used fonts and colours that conform towards the rock/pop
  5. 5. The image used on the front cover shows the attitude of rock/pop and shows clearly that it is a music magazine as the model is holding a
  6. 6. Like in the cover of Adele the model on my magazine cover has a serious face which reflects their music and portrays them in a serious light to shows that they take their music
  7. 7. I have used a plain background in my magazine, which shows doesn't distract from the
  8. 8. Like with Rolling Stone I have placed my coverlines down one side of the magazine, so that the cover isn't appear crowded and
  9. 9. I have also enlarged the name of the music artist and made the name stand out on the page so that the readership audience are drawn in to read about the artist featured on the
  10. 10. Unlike with he Rolling Stone cover I have added a stroke to the coverlines, masthead, the artists name and the selling line to make it stand out form the page, where as with the Rolling Stone cover they have only done it with
  11. 11. 2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?
  12. 12. My music magazine is targeted towards young adults as they are the generation that are more likely to read and be in to the pop/rock genre.
  13. 13. The cover from rolling stone magazine, clearly sells their article to young adults and even possibly towards teenagers.
  14. 14. I have taken inspiration from his and tries to make the article like this and tried to make my cover like this so that it is appropriate for the intended target audience.
  15. 15. I have aimed this magazine at young adults as thy are the generation that would prefer pop/rock compared to other age groups as it is more suited to them.
  16. 16. For this I have made the article look interesting, without looking cluttered and busy, like an article from ‘Kerrang!’. I have based my article on something that is more like, Rolling Stone Magazine or Q magazine.
  17. 17. The main image of the article is aimed more towards young adults The model in the main image looks empowered holding the guitar. This breaks conventions compared to how women are normally portrayed in music magazines. Women are objectified in music magazines, in order to sell the magazines to a male audience.
  18. 18. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
  19. 19. The kinds of institutions that distribute magazines are publishers. IPC Media are one of the leading institutions in the UK.
  20. 20. They are used as publishers by NME and Guitar & Bass, which are partially the genre of people who read my type of magazine. IPC Media are a well-known publisher; 26 million adults in the UK read a magazine that is published by IPC media.
  21. 21. The kinds of distribution methods that publish companies use would be putting new magazines in various popular retailers like WHSmiths and newsagents, so that all of the target audiences will be reached.
  22. 22. As well as these various retail places, big supermarkets such as Tesco, Morrisons, Saisburys and Asda.
  23. 23. Visual versions of the magazine, and having an online magazine are also other ways of selling the magazine.
  24. 24. 4. Who would be the audience for your media product?
  25. 25. When I was creating my magazine I was aware of who my target audience was and took all of my decisions for my magazine into consideration when I was designing the layout and designing for my contents, article and front page.
  26. 26. In order to make magazine suitable to the audience I also had to consider age, gender and culture. After I had designed my front cover I decided that I was going to keep the rest of the magazine in the same style with similar colours and fonts.
  27. 27. I took their lifestyle into consideration as well, basing the cost of my magazine on their lifestyle so that it would fit into their monthly costs. I did this because I didn’t want the reader to e deterred by the price in order to read something that they would enjoy.
  28. 28. I made sure that my model wasn’t showing too much skin on the cover so that it would widen the target audience in different cultures. However my music magazine would appeal more to Americans and the British.
  29. 29. My music magazine would appeal more to Americans and the British.
  30. 30. Adam listens to Pop/Rock music so would be into my genre of magazine, and would read my magazine. The genre of band that are involved in the magazine are pop/rock bands so there would be bands like Avicci, Paramore and Linkin’ Park.
  31. 31. 5. How did you attract/address your audience?
  32. 32. To attract the audience for my magazine, I tried to attract the audience through the fonts, colours and images of my magazine, in order to make it look interesting and make you look back and take an interest I the magazine.
  33. 33. My target audience would be interested by blacks, whites and greys and with a bold colours standing out of the page. They would also be interested by bold fonts a well.
  34. 34. Also to interest the audience so they would buy the magazine again, I made the article within the magazine interesting as well.
  35. 35. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?