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I think that the audience of this school magazine is mainly women. I think this as thebackground of the magazine is purple. I think that the audience will be A, B, C1,. I think thisdue to the minimalistic style and genre of the music content of the magazine.The image on the front of the magazine is bold and stands out from the background. MileyCyrus on the front of the magazine looks confident as she is looking straight at the camera.She has no expression on her face. This could suggest that she has attitude.The masthead of the magazine is placed behind the picture, which could suggest that she ismore important than the image on the front of the magazine. The denotation of the mastheadis that the magazine is simple, minimalistic which could suggest that the content of themagazine is also minimalistic or that the music genre is simple. The minimalistic look makesthe magazine look classy which is why I have placed the audience of the magazine at thehigher end/priced category.The colour scheme is quite bland. This could suggest that the magazine is aimed at women butwith the colour scheme looks bland it makes it stand out from all of the competitors but thenmakes it look more classy and for older more educated people. Also the background beingplain could make the cover image stand out. This will be important as the magazine will wantpeople to know that they have a star on the front and that the magazine will have moreinformation on them. Having the name of the star in bold across the stars chest will make themagazine stand out more, but will also emphasise the image of the star and make the starmore desirable and make people want the magazine more. With Miley holding the startingletter of her name it makes her look more confident and makes her look like she hassomething to say.The magazine is clearly laid out. It is structured and laid out well. The denotation of this is thatthe magazine is higher up than some of the other magazines that you see in the shops forteenagers. It could suggest that the magazine is more formal inside and that there will be notgossip or tale telling.
The audience of the magazine is D and E. This think this due to the cramped style of the magazine.Younger and cheaper magazines make the front cover cramped so that the magazine looks like it hasmore than it than it does. The colour scheme makes me think that it its primary audience is girls andyoung adults.The denotation of the cover image on the front cover is that the model Jessie J is confident, but it alsolooks like she is hiding something. This will make the audience want to buy the magazine to see whatshe has to say. The connotations of the cover image is that she is a popular singer and an idol for younggirls.The writing is big and bold and makes the writing easy to read. This means that the reader will be ableto read it easily, and will stand out on the shelf when faced with other competing magazines.The masthead on the magazine is written like a logo. It uses a heart shape instead of writing the wordlove. This could suggest that the audience is young and the speech bubble adds a gossip theme to themagazine, which will entice people to reading it.The image has all of the text placed over the top which could suggest that the content of the magazineis more important than the international singer on the front. This suggests that the content is veryimportant, but it could also show that the content is top secret and wont be found anywhere else. Thewriting on the front of the image also draws the attention towards the audience to the image. Thiscould help to sell the magazine as when people look at the magazine they will see Jessie J andimmediately want to buy it.The front cover has a lot of plug. This could suggest that the magazine has a lot of content and that themagazine has a lot to say. The plugs on magazine is more demanding in the way that the plugs arephrased. It is telling you what to do and not asking. This could be like what teenagers follow. They wantto be told to do things. This will make the audience follow more than they would if they were asked todo something.
The masthead of the magazine does not have a block fill. This challenges the conventions of eithercompeting magazines and makes the magazine stand out from the crowd. The masthead of themagazine has white lines through it. This could make the audience feel that the magazine has a darktwist and that there are only hints of angel like behaviour. It could also suggest that the music displayedin the magazine is dark.The bold font on the cover of the magazine draws the audiences attention to the magazine. This couldsuggest that the artist on the cover of the magazine is not widely recognised and that the captionshould help people to recognise them. Also it could suggest that the artist important to this section ofthe magazine.The red splodges on the cover could be like splatters of blood which could suggest the genre of themagazine is popular and that people have to fight to make it in the business. It could also suggest thatthat the magazine has some element of passion, romance but also danger. Looking at the cover I thinkthat the magazine would be more likely to be danger with a hint of romance.I think that the audience of the magazine is C1, D and E with mostly men buying the magazine looking atthe dark nature of the magazine.I think that the images on the front of the magazine are quite intimidating. I think this as they have aninquisitive look on their faces and they look as if they are judging everyone. This could possibly makepeople buy the magazine. The colour scheme of the website, challenges the conventions of normalmusic magazines as they are usually up beat and have lots of colours on them. This will enable themagazine to stand out from the rest of the magazines on the shelf.The layout of the magazine is quite busy toward the bottom of the magazine. This implies that theimage is important but it also implies that the image will speak for himself. The bottom of the bottom ofthe magazine has a lot of text which is covered in red. This will make the text stand out and order theimportance of the text.
The contents page of the magazine looks more like the front cover. The large close up shot of JamesBlunt and the contents down the side make the magazine look cluttered. This makes me feel that theaudience of the magazine is lower down in the income ratings like C2, D and E. it also makes me thinkthat the audience of the magazine is young adults 15-25. The magazine name is at the top of themagazine. This could reinforce the brand of the magazine but overall will not make much of an impactas it is out of the way. The heading “Contents” is clear bold and simple. This will make the customersstop and look at the page. With text clear and bold it suggests that the magazine has a simple conceptand that the magazine will be easy to read and follow. The picture has been enlarged so that the imageis very noticeable which could suggest that it is a key part of the magazine.All of the writing on the page is very cramped which could suggest that there is a lot to fit in themagazine, or that the magazine has a lot of content. It may also represent the cramped style of the popworld. The layout of the magazine is all at one side. This could suggest that the pop world is all onesided and they do not include any other genres of music, just pop. The colour scheme on the contentspage is quite bland. This could suggest that you either like the genre of music or you don’t. it could alsosuggest that you must really like the music before you buy the magazine because it is all focused on themagazine genre, so if you don’t like the magazine genre than you will not like the magazine.
The contents of this magazine does not look like a front cover like the other contents page did. This isgood as the contents page serves the purpose. There are 6 images on the contents page. This meansthat the magazine is trying to tempt you in to the magazine and to read further, but it could also betrying to help readers to jog there memory about what that page is all about. That the contents is onthe left of the page and there is not much of a description of what is on that page. This could suggestthat the actual contents of that page does not need much explanation and that if you like the genre ofthe music that you will know what the magazine is about. Also the page numbers are in red. This couldsuggest that the pages may either be dangerous or passionate and romantic. By the looks of themagazine I think that it would more likely to be displaying danger than passion. But passion could besuggesting that the magazine is passionate about the music that they are creating. Also the magazinehas a red box saying regulars. This could suggest that the regulars are a particular passion of themagazine but it could also just make the regulars stand out. The title of the magazine id very big. Thiscould suggest that the magazine like to display the brand of the magazine bout also I you lost the frontcover of the magazine it still know what magazine that is. The title of the magazine is bold and black.This could suggest that the magazine is very bold in choice but also the genre of music that theyrepresent. Also at the top it clearly displays the date the magazine came out on. This could suggest thatthe magazine is quite regular. E.g. every week or once a month.
The contents page of the magazine looks quite simplistic which could suggest the magazine is for ahigher class audience compared to the more cluttered style. There is a big cover image in the middle ofthe page which could suggest that she is important and want to catch the attention of the audience. itcould also suggest that she is a symbol of this issue of magazine and that people should buy themagazine as there is something interesting about her in the issue. All of the contents of the magazine ispositioned to the left of the screen. This could suggest that the magazine is again one sided towards thegenre of the magazine. It could also suggest that the magazine has one side to the music and that themagazine has no other genre of music than it supposed to have and focuses the readers attention on tothe genre of the magazine. There are little images at the right of the page. This could suggest that themagazine has more than one star story or that they are also important as promotional characters to sellthe magazine. Also they could represent that they are a taster of what the magazine has to offer. Thecolour schemes of the contents page is mainly black and white with a little blue. This could suggest thatthe magazine wants to focus on the image in the middle of the page rather than the fancy colours in theback ground. The contents has been split up into different sections. This could suggest that the style ofmusic is structured and requires carful thought and can not just be thrown together. It could alsoreiterate the fact that the magazine will be made for a higher class of person.
The double page spread of the magazine is mainly occupied by an image. This will show that the imageof the music celebrity is more important than the actual content of the article. Also the image mayattract the audience to look and read further into the article considering that the person in the picturein important to the pop world. All of the writing has been shrunk down to a really tiny size and shovedto the bottom of the page. This could suggest that the writing is not as important as the star but that itwill still need to be there to allow the audience to know exactly what the star is in the magazine for.The title text on the double page spread is not vey clear and is in a white text which could suggest thatyou can see right through the artist. But it could also suggest that the artist will not need any furtherintroduction. The colour scheme of the article is very dark and predominantly uses white. This couldsuggest that the arti9st in question is very simple and that the article is very plain and clear about whatshe says. The article does not look as if it was meant for children due to the sophisticated style andlayout of the article. Also one of the pictures are mildly inappropriate for that kind of audience.
The double page spread of the magazine is mainly a brown colour. This could suggest that the colourscheme of the artist of which the article is about likes the colour brown or has an earthy feeling to hissongs. It could also suggest that the article intends to stand out from the crowd and that the magazinewill be interesting. The artist picture is not vey big but the background of the whole picture covers thedouble page spread. This could suggest that the artist has pushed the article top the side because he ismore important. Also the artist is looking at the article. This could suggest that the artist is makingcontact with the article because he wants the article to be seen and read. The writing is in white. Thiscould suggest that the artist has an angel like appearance and that the artist is telling the truth aboutwhat he is saying. Also the writing on the page stands out from the background which means that it willbe easily readable. The masthead of the page is in a white colour. This means that the masthead can beeasily seen and that the title will be noticed when people flick through the magazine they will noticeand read the article. The background of the image looks quite rough which could also suggest that thetype of music that this person specialises in is quite rough, real and down to earth.
The double page spread of the magazine is mainly occupied by text. This could put off potential readersat the sheer amount of the writing. Also the magazine could be for a higher class of person as themagazine has a structure and the magazine does not have as many pictures as some of the othermagazines I have reviewed so far. There are 5 pictures on the screen and the magazine does not displayclearly any captions. This could suggest that if you are into the magazine and read the article that thepictures should explain themselves. There are some graphs on the page. This could suggest that themagazine is more fact based than gossip. It could also reiterate the point that the magazine is for a highclass of people. The colour scheme of the double page spread is quite bland and boring. This couldsuggest that they are trying to emphasise the importance of the writing on the page.. There is not a lotof musical aspects on the page. It could look to somebody like it is not a music magazine at all, whichmeans that the double page spread will not meet the fitness for purpose, which should be essential inthe magazines aims and objectives.