Music Magazine Analysis
A banner is used at the top to attract the                                         reader by saying it’s the “essential mu...
Typography – Bold, plain fonts are used so that it it is easy to readand the bold attracts the reader to the magazine beca...
The logo is maintained from the                                      front cover to the contents, this                    ...
Typography – Plain, easy to read font is used so that thereader can find what they are looking for in themagazine quickly....
A big title to show                                             who the article is                                        ...
Typography – The font is small, but easy to read.It is small so the article can be fitted onto onepage, instead of it havi...
The banner at the top                                                       advertises new tunes that                     ...
Typography – The font used is very bold so that it catches theeye of the reader. It is also a simple font and in capital l...
The title is maintained throughout the                                magazine, this shows professionalism                ...
Typography – The font used is plain and easy to read. It is thesame font as used on the front cover so the house style ism...
This also acts as a standfirstA big bold, speech is used to show the                                                 as af...
Typography – The title font is bold and in capitals, with acontrasted outline to make it stand out more. The actualstory i...
The banner at the top advertises festivals                                    and something to take out the               ...
Typography – The font is all in capital letters and bold, thisattracts the reader because it is very big and easy to read....
The big close-up image is an indication                                                    of what the main article in the...
Typography – The font is all in capitals and in bold. It iseasy to read but still has as rock feel to it. The text isalso ...
The ‘World Exclusive’ sign is to make    The title is in the same type ofthe audience read the article because    font as ...
Typography – The title speech text is large and inRock Music.   capitals. This is so it stands out to the audience and    ...
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  1. 1. Music Magazine Analysis
  2. 2. A banner is used at the top to attract the reader by saying it’s the “essential music guide”. There is a big, bold title is to capture the attention of readers. The white background makes all colours stand out more. A long shot is used of the band that the main article is about. This gives the reader more of an insight as to who they are reading about. The band name is bold and in a bright colour to attract the reader to what band the main article is about. This is the main headline of the magazine so needs to be bright and bold to attract the reader. A standfirst is used after the headline to give more of an insight as to what the story is containing. It uses three significant words with a lot of meaning can be emphasized. This attracts the audience because little although information is given but people want to know why there has been ‘four months of fear, tantrums and nudity’. A banner is used at theOther bold titles are down the bottom of the magazineside of the magazine cover to to advertise what else isadvertise other stories that are included inside.inside, to attract the reader.
  3. 3. Typography – Bold, plain fonts are used so that it it is easy to readand the bold attracts the reader to the magazine because it makesthe font easier to see. The font style creates an impression that thelarger the font, the bigger deal the coverline is. For example, Coldplayis in big, bold writing, also in a different colour to the other parts ofthe magazine. This indicates that this headline is the most exclusivepart of the magazine and the main part.Layout – The cover is quite cluttered because a there is a lot goingon. The key things have been placed on the root of the eye to make itmore attractive to the audience.Language – The language is quite aggressive. For example “Made inhell” is emphasized in block, bold black writing with an exclamationmark which emphasizes this further.Colour – The colours used are red, white, yellow and black. Thesestand out from eachother so make the magazine look bright andattractive. This is the house style of the magazine and is keptconstant throughout. The colours contrast each other which makethem stand out even more. The colour is maintained throughoutwhich makes the magazine consistent. This connotes the style ofmagazine as rock.Camerawork – A long shot is used to show off the band that the mainarticle is about in the magazine.Mise-en-scene – The band are wearing smart/casual clothing which isalso quite dark. This signifies the genre of music they perform.Mode of address – The mode of address is informal and quiteaggressive. This fits the style of the magazine as rock. Due to thecolours contrasting with each other, it makes everything stand outwhich adds to the element of the magazine being informal. Also thefont is all in capitals and bold, which helps to make the magazineseem aggressive to the reader because it stands out very effectively.
  4. 4. The logo is maintained from the front cover to the contents, this keeps the theme running throughout the magazine. A long shot is used of the main band, this shows off what the main article is about. The main features of the magazine are written first in the list, which are The layout of the contents generally the main things people page is under three different would want to read in the magazine. categories. This makes it easier for the reader to find This is the main article in the what they are looking for if magazine so is bigger and on it is something specific. It top of the photo because it is the article about the band in also makes the magazine the photo. look neat and uncluttered. The review section appeals to readers who want to know what other people think of certain music topics. It is advertised well by the heading “The world’s biggest and best music guide”. This attracts readers because they will be expecting correct information.The final section on the left hand Next in the list is a specialcolumn is details on what is section. This advertises a bigincluded in every issue of this section on one band. Thisparticular magazine. This appeals would appeal to people of wantto subscribers or people who are to read about that particularinterested in winning prizes. band.
  5. 5. Typography – Plain, easy to read font is used so that thereader can find what they are looking for in themagazine quickly. The font is maintained from the frontcover to the contents, but the captions aren’t in capitalletters or as bold as the rest of the font.Layout – The layout is ordered, subheadings are used tomake it even easier to navigate to specific pages.Language – The language is quite laid back, this is incomparison to the front cover where it is all bold andaggressive to attract the reader.Colour – The house style and colour theme ismaintained from the front cover to the contentspage, this shows professionalism of the magazine.Camerawork – Two long shot photos are used. One ofthe band the main article is about, this gives the readermore of an idea who they are reading about. The otherphoto is of the man that writes the reviews. This givesthe reader more of an insight of who is writing them.Mise-en-scene – In the photo of the band, they arewearing quite casual/smart clothing, this signifies thegenre of music they create.Mode of address – The magazine speaks informally tothe audience, but keeps it professional and easy to read.
  6. 6. A big title to show who the article is The big, bold ‘C’ brings the about. This is easy for colour to the page. It is the the reader to see. same colour as the logo of the magazine. This keeps it looking professional. A large long shot is used so that it is clear who the article is about if readers are quickly flicking through the magazine. A long shot is taken out of one of her videos. This makes it clear toThe title of the A speech bubble of a the reader what the article ismagazine is snippet of what Cheryl about before they actually have tomaintained Cole has said in the read it.throughout, small at interview is placed atthe bottom of each the bottom of the A caption is used underpage. This keeps it page, this makes the photo to explain thelooking professional. readers want to read photo to the reader. more into what the interview was about.
  7. 7. Typography – The font is small, but easy to read.It is small so the article can be fitted onto onepage, instead of it having to run through lots ofpages in the magazine. The large bold, and in redcapital ‘C’ adds detail to the page so it doesn’tlook too bland.Layout – The layout is ordered and easy to follow.Language – The language is quite formal as it is aninterview, but still kept easy to read in themagazine.Colour – The colours are very plain, althoughcolour schemes are kept throughout themagazine. The capital ‘C’ in red adds colour to thepage and colour scheme. It also maintains thehouse style by adding in the red, so it thereforeruns through the magazine.Camerawork – Long shots are used of the artistthat the interview is about. This gives the readermore of an insight as to who they are readingabout.Mise-en-scene – The clothes worn are typicalclothes that the artist would wear in her musicvideos. This advertises them to the reader. Thisconnotes the style of music she performs.Mode of address – The mode of address is veryformal in an interview type way.
  8. 8. The banner at the top advertises new tunes that would attract readers. The title is big, bold and colourful. This is so the reader can easily see what they are looking for. The close-up is used of the artist that the main article is about, this gives the reader more of an insight as to who they are reading about. A byline is used to advertise to the audience who the main story is about. The name of the artist is the headline whom the main story is about. It big and bold on the cover to advertise the magazine to readers that want to read stories about her. The banner at the bottom is bold to advertise what other articles areIn large, bold writing is a caption with a included in the magazine. It is written insnippet of speech from the interview a list so this attracts the reader so itwith the main artist used in the looks like there is more included thanmagazine. there actually is.
  9. 9. Typography – The font used is very bold so that it catches theeye of the reader. It is also a simple font and in capital lettersso that it is very easy to read. The font for the main headlinehas a black background, so this contrasts from the whitewriting making it stand out even further.Layout – The layout is quite cluttered but not in anunreadable way. It is still easy to read, just gives themagazine a different look from those who are ordered. Itmakes it fit in with the genre of music the magazine iscreated for.Language – Friendly language is used, this could attract thereader because it seems a friendly, easy to read magazine.Colour – The title is very bold and bright with an outline. Thismakes it appeal to readers because it looks very catchy. Thecolour scheme is black, white and red. These are contrastingbold colours so they are easy to read and don’t blend in witheach other. This creates the house style of the magazine.Camerawork – The shot is a medium close-up of who themain article is about in the magazine. This gives more of aninsight to the reader as to who the article is about.Mise-en-scene – Lily Allen is wearing quite dark makeuparound the eyes and pale on the face. She also has dark hairand is wearing a checked shirt. This is stereotypical andsignifies the genre of the music the magazine advertises.Mode of address – The magazine has a friendly tone, thistalks to the audience in a nice manner so they are more likelyto read it, it is also welcoming to the magazine.
  10. 10. The title is maintained throughout the magazine, this shows professionalism The layout is very (House style). ordered so it is easy A long shot is used of the band to find what the the main article is about to give audience is looking more of an insight as to who the audience is reading about. for within the magazine. The different sections of the magazine are under headings. This makes it easier for the reader to access what they specifically want to read, rather that having to go through the whole magazine to find it. The headline of the magazine is placed in the centre of the contents page with a photo and text underneath with part of the story. This attracts the audience to read the rest of the story because the small snippet is aimed to draw them in. A big bold arrow is advertising people to turn onto the next page and read more.A chart list is also included in the contents An advertisement forpage. This grabs peoples attention and subscription is in a largeadvertises the magazine well to people that box to try and get regularlike to know what’s going on in the charts. readers to subscribe.
  11. 11. Typography – The font used is plain and easy to read. It is thesame font as used on the front cover so the house style ismaintained throughout. This keeps the magazine lookingprofessional which would attract readers.Layout – The layout is very ordered. The subheadings make itvery easy to know where to look when searching for a specificpart of the magazine.Language – The language is quite inviting, this advertises themagazine to the audience because they then feel welcomereading it.Colour – The colour theme is still kept quite plain and simpleon the contents page. It is not overpowering. The colourtheme is the same as on the front page which also keeps thehouse style maintained. The red connotes boldness so itstands out from the black and white of the magazine. Theyellow on the subscribe section is very bold and eye catchingso attention from the audience is drawn to it for people tospend more money on the magazine and get it monthly.Camerawork – A long shot photo is used to give the audiencemore of an insight of who they will be reading about in thearticle included in the magazine.Mise-en-scene – In the photo is the band playing a gig with alltheir instruments which shows the type of music they play.This signifies the genre of music the magazine is created for.Mode of address – The magazine is informal but is kept easyto navigate from place to place when needed. Although it isinformal it is inviting to read.
  12. 12. This also acts as a standfirstA big bold, speech is used to show the as after reading this, theaudience part of the interview so it audience will know what themakes them want to read it more. story is containing. A large, medium close-up is used of the artist the interview is about. This shows the audience who they will be reading about. The magazine title is maintained on the bottom of The name of the artist the pages throughout the article is about is in larger font magazine, this shows The text from the also in red. This attracts the professionalism. interview is in columns so audience to this specific part of it is easy for the reader to text so they know who it is follow. about and are more likely to read it.
  13. 13. Typography – The title font is bold and in capitals, with acontrasted outline to make it stand out more. The actualstory is in simple, easy to read font. This makes it more likelyfor the audience to read the story.Layout – The layout is ordered so the audience aren’tconfused whilst reading. The caption at the top is the largestpart of the double page spread, which is quite unordered.However, this signifies the type of genre the magazine iscreated for.Language – The language is in an interview type way. It isquite casual language. This makes it an easy read to theaudience.Colour – The colour scheme is quite plain apart from the shirtthat Lily Allen is wearing is red so brings colour to the page.The colour scheme is also kept the same from the front coverof black, white and red. This maintains the house style. Thered is created from Lily Allen’s shirt, and the way she isdressed signifies the genre of the magazine to the audience.Camerawork – The photo is a medium close-up which takesup the whole page. This brings more of an idea for theaudience as to who they are reading about.Mise-en-scene - The eye makeup is dark and the hair is darkand messy. The clothing being worn is a red and blackchecked shirt. This is stereotypical of the genre of themagazine.Mode of address – The mode of address to the audience isquite informal because the magazine is aimed at teenagersso they would prefer the mode of address to be informal.This is so they are more likely to read it as it will be morerelaxing and easy.
  14. 14. The banner at the top advertises festivals and something to take out the magazine, like an extra. The title looks quite broken to give it a more rocky look. Speech is used which acts as a caption advertising that Greenday was the “best show out there”. This attracts the reader to read about it so find out what happened and possibly make them wan to see the show themselves. Therefore, this also is used as an advertisement to for Greenday. This is also a pull quote out of the main article. “Greenday” is written in big bold writing because it is the main headline in the magazine. It attracts readers that want to read about Greenday’s US tour. A photo of the lead guitarist in Greenday is use to attract readers and because he is included in the main story. A box outlined in a bright colour to attract the reader that they could win a competition. This would make people want to enter the competition if they are interested in what couldSmaller cover lines are be won.use at the side of the The “plus” is in bold writing to attractmagazine to advertise the audience to the bottom banner.what other stories are It makes the readers think that a lotin the magazine. more is going to be included in the magazine.
  15. 15. Typography – The font is all in capital letters and bold, thisattracts the reader because it is very big and easy to read.The slashes through the title connote that the genre is rockbecause it seems quite edgy.Layout – The layout is fairly ordered, however, it the items inthe magazine aren’t placed in certain orders, but they aren’tcluttered and unreadable. It attracts the audience becauseof the type of genre of music it is created for.Language – The language is slang. Such as “WTF”. Thisappeals to a teenage audience who use slang words. It alsosignifies the genre of music its is created for, who may useslang words in their music, also swear words.Colour – The colours used are quite dark and dull colourswhich insinuate the genre of the magazine. Although thetitle is bright and so are the shapes behind the mini storytitles. This attracts the reader because the titles stand out.The dark colours connote the genre of music the magazine isfor.Camerawork – The image is a medium close up of the mainsinger in Greenday, this attracts the audience because itshows them who the main article in the magazine is about.Mise-en-scene – The guy is wearing lots of eye makeupwhich connotes the genre of rock. Also the shirt, tie andwaistcoat are what rock fans would usually wear. Finally thelead guitarist in Greenday is holding his guitar which is also akey factor of the genre rock.Mode of address – The mode of address speaks veryinformally to the audience because it is mainly teenagersthat read this type of magazine. It attracts the readerbecause it makes it an interesting and easy read for thetarget audience of rock fans.
  16. 16. The big close-up image is an indication of what the main article in the magazine is about. The title is maintained through to the contents page which shows professionalism. Small close-up photos are used to advertise the mini stories on the cover so people know how to access them quickly. Subheadings are used so it is easier for the reader to locate specific areas in the magazine. An advertisement is used to persuade people to subscribe to the magazine.A short letter from the editor is included with aphoto. This gives a more friendly feel to themagazine, it also shows people who is editingwhat’s in the magazine they like reading.
  17. 17. Typography – The font is all in capitals and in bold. It iseasy to read but still has as rock feel to it. The text isalso maintained from the front cover onto thecontents, keeping the house style in tact.Layout – The layout is ordered and everything is undersubheadings so it is easy for the audience to find whatthey are looking for.Language – The language is very laid back, which keepsthe house style from the front cover.Colour – The colour scheme is kept the same from thefront cover to the contents page, this keeps themagazine looking professional. The black connotes arock genre for the magazine.Camerawork –– A large medium close-up is used at thetop of the page to give the reader more of an insightwho the main article in the magazine is about.Mise-en-scene – The band in the photo are wearingdark, gothic looking clothes, this signifies the theme ofrock.Mode of address – The magazine speaks to theaudience very informally, this appeals to the teenagetarget market. It also makes the magazine morerelaxing to read.
  18. 18. The ‘World Exclusive’ sign is to make The title is in the same type ofthe audience read the article because font as on the front cover. It isit will make them think that it is the also part of speech that wasonly place to read it. said in the interview to attract people to reading it. This is used as a pull quote. This is written as a banner at the side with a different background colour so that it stands out more to people who want to read about the new tracks. The text is what was said in the interview, started off with a kicker which is the big ‘M’ also in a different colour. This is the signal for the audience that it is the beginning of the article. It is big and bold which attract the audience to it. A large medium close up is used Other smaller medium close-ups are used of the main singer of MCR whilst of other members of the band planning performing at a gig. their performances at for a gig.
  19. 19. Typography – The title speech text is large and inRock Music. capitals. This is so it stands out to the audience and attracts them to what they will be reading. Layout – The layout is ordered so the readers find it easy to read the article. Language – The language is in an interview type way. The magazine is targeted at teenagers so isn’t written too formally. Colour – The colour is very dark as the main colour is black. Other colours used are red and white. These stand out very well against the black so the magazine looks very attractive to the reader. The dark colour, contrasting with red connotes the rock genre that the magazine presents. Camerawork – A large medium close-up is used of the main singer and smaller medium close-ups are used of other members of the band. This gives more of an insight to the reader as to who they are reading about. Also what type of band they are and the type of music they produce. Mise-en-scene – The band members are wearing dark clothes and have long hair. This is stereotypical of the genre and signifies that it is rock. Mode of address – The mode of address is informal. This appeals to the target audience of teenagers. It is written in a friendly manner so is relaxing to read.

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