Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Audience profile

My magazine will be for 16 - 25 year old males interested in rock and it's associated genres such as indie and alternative. They will be from lower middle and working class backgrounds, with a rebellious attitude and interested only in their own wants.
The magazine will be for all stages of guitarist with newer bands and older bands also, it will be in a relaxed laid back tone and the information will be put across in this manner as to relate with the reader. The reader will be on facebook, enjoy programs such as inbetweeners, mock the week and live at the apollo. They would be able to contact us via facebook, or a website.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

music magazines - Institution

What does a magazine publisher do?

A publisher is a company or person that publishes products such as books, journals, or software.

How is the Publishing industry organised?

The publishing industry, although there are a large amount of publications, there are only a small amount of people that own them. For instance Rupert Murdoch owns the sun, times, sky, and fox etc. They are organised into owners, or corporations that own them. This means they can represent a scenario in the way they want to, having an effect on the readers. This can be shown demonstraited when looking at the iraq war. Certain news papers showed it as a good thing. But the majority decided it was a bad idea and public opinion went with that. They are also horizontally integrated so can advertise other products using there media influence.

How is this evidenced by the ownership/publication of the New Musical Express magazine?

IPC is a huge organisation that owns many other magazines and is one of the largest publishing companies in England. It is also owned by another group called Time Inc., the publishing division of Time Warner Inc. So not only dose it own many magazines it is owned by even bigger companies.

What are your initial thoughts about the fact that NME is published by ipc media?

My initial thoughts are that nearly all magazines are owned by a bigger company so it’s just like all the other magazines, and that it has earned it’s reputation and always been part of this company so it shouldn’t change now. It dose mean that, the key functions are to advertise its sponsors, whether this be through adverts or by showing images of the target audience wearing a brand etc.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Detailed analysis rocksound

Rock, mainly modern with some older references, mainly big bands with some smaller less well known bands getting a focus aswell.

15 - 25

Rock sound, the name tells you exactly what it’s about, for people who like rock music and especially new music as it has the Puff 'new music first'

Black, White , Blue , Yellow. These are the main colours used. Layout is the standard strap lines going down the page with a big main sell and photo of the band. The contents page also has a photo of the main sell with white and red text.

A big interview with a band, then a few shorter interviews with bands. Top albums of the year, band secrets, advice from rock stars, also a lot of gossip on side project bands and what stars have been up too.

Mode of address:
It’s very chatty as it is mainly interviews.

The photos really focus on bands, or solo artists. They are photographed either outside in forests, by lakes, in the streets. Or in doors on sofas, in recording studios, warehouses etc. Either as serious bands that are really dedicated to their music, or as fun loving bands that just want to have a good time.

Patrick napier

Thursday, 3 December 2009

'main production planning: initial ideas collage'

Guitar, Rock, Teen, Punk, rebellion. An indication into the kind of words that will be used frequently.

A guitar magazine for a teenage audience. A casual everyday tone should be taken, interviews with popular guitarists.

Fonts I could possibly use for my magazine: