Survey Analysis Results
Who my audience are & what they
How old are you?
Through asking peoples age, I found out that the majority of my audience
would be 15-20. This means that I would have to design a Pop magazine
that suits their age; fairly sophisticated layout but colourful. As they are
teenagers, the style of writing could be slang or I could use common
phrases that would catch their attention.
Although I thought that the general market for a Pop magazine would be
younger than 15, around the age of 13. As a Pop music magazine, I would
expect younger people to be more interested in it as it is quite a fun
genre of music.
Are you male or female?
These results tell me that the main audience for my Pop music magazine is
females. With 76.9% out of 100%, I will have to use colours that will attract
females to buy the magazine and read it. Using purples and pinks as main
colours, as these are stereotypical female colours. These results will also
influence the pictures and photography I use, because girls think of female
artists as role models and copy their fashion and style.
Do you like pop music?
Over half of the people who filled out my survey said they do like Pop
music, this tells me that my magazine will have an audience and hopefully
buyers too. As well as 23.1% of the people saying that ‘It’s Alright’, which
could mean they are my audience too if they see something they like. The
results tell me that Pop music is a fairly popular genre of music and it is
likeable, so I am definitely going to create a Pop magazine. I could show the
latest pop music albums, artists and any upcoming gigs.
How important is music to you?
These results show that over half of the people that did my survey say
that music is important to them. The next highest percentage is 16.7%
of the people saying it is very important, but this percentage is still
much lower than the 58.3%. These results help me as they show that
there is a market for my magazine, as music is involved in many
peoples day to day lives; although this question doesn’t specify the
genre of music so it doesn’t help narrow it down that much.
Who is your favourite band/artist?
These results show that there is a range of music
that people like, there is not one band or artist
imparticular that is a favourite. It also shows that
Rock and R&B music is popular to people aged 15-
20, along with Pop.
Getting these results helps me by thinking of people
I could use within the magazine so that it is read, if I
used an artist that my audience didn’t like or know,
then the magazine would not sell.
What do you like to see in a music
magazine? People like to see pictures
in music magazines, this is
obvious as 3 people have
put it as the answer. Other
things that people want to
see in the magazine are
information about gigs and
tour dates, new songs, and
interviews from artists.
There is a wide range of
things that people would
like to see in a magazine so I
can use these results to
make sure my magazine
contains as many of them as
possible. This will get me a
larger audience and the
magazine will sell better as I
will be meeting the markets
wants and needs.
Does music reflect on your personal
These results surprised me as I thought that many females used artists
as fashion icons, but these results tell me that over half, 69.2% of the
people do not use music to influence the way they dress. Although
there is still 30.8% that say that it does reflect the way they look, this
means that I could still use the photography as a way of drawing the
reader in and thinking carefully about the costumes used.
A lot of peoples reasons are negative, and tell
me that music shouldn’t influence the way you
look. Although they realise that certain genres
of music are more prone to people dressing like
the music, such as Punk or Rock. These results
help me determine the photography that is
going to be within the magazine, as I will have
to think about the audience and what they
would like to see.
Why do you like the music that you
The main result I got from
this question, was that the
music they enjoy and listen
to, makes them happy. I
could use this idea in my
magazine by presenting Pop
music as a fun, funky genre.
How much would you pay for a music
I asked this question so
that I can set a
reasonable price to put
on the front cover of
my magazine. The
results tell me that the
average price people
are willing to pay is £2.
I think this is a
reasonable price to use
as it will mean people
will buy it, whereas if I
set it any higher,
people may not think it
is worth it.
What are your interests/hobbies?I asked this general
question so that I could
find more out about my
audience and what they
like. This could help me
think about the types of
adverts that are going to
be in the magazine and
also the way it is