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Case Study Notes On Two Existing Music Magazines By Jacob Chisnall
The FlyThe type/focus of the magazine is to mention upcoming bands that are “OnesToWatch” in the future as well as interviews with music artists and reviews on recent tracks or albums released. It has a website that plays a part to the magazine with videos and behind the scenes information which is very similar to the plot of my magazine.
The Fly The fly‟s publishing company is MAMA group (HMV) and the editor‟s name is JJ Dunning. The first publication was in 1999 The frequency of publication is monthly. The Price of the magazine is free It is distributed to hundreds of areas in England, but mainly to HMV.
Also has features with bands that are The word „Fly‟ can of a similar taste of also be meant as in music to the main cool, so it reaches feature band, to it‟s target audience appeal to it‟s target audience Emphasises the fact Uses very similar that the magazine is colours like the free by covering part different shades of of the title with a grey to set the tone price tag saying free or possibly give an insight into what the band‟s music is likeHas the bandsname in front of the The image is laidband as a way of out in typical bandintroducing them to fashion with the leadthe reader, also has singer being thethe specific logo main focal point atrather than just their the front, to standname in a random outfont so the readergains a little moreunderstanding aboutthe band
Has a photo that Includes the datetakes up two that the issue wasthirds of the page released, so thewith the number reader knowsof the page that which issue it isthe article on that and so that, if theyperson is on, want to read thissignifying that will edition later in thebe the main or year, they canmost interesting know when thispiece in that was from and toedition of the understand whatmagazine was being talked about when this was released.Uses only 3colours to stay Has information onwith the trend of what will be talkedthe magazine that about on eachit‟s rather simple specific page, alsoand easy to read split up into 5 columnsand understand so that it‟s easy to understand.
The headline is the band‟s name in bold and it has background information on the band, because The Fly‟s typical articles are of bands that are unheard of and The colourless deserve some attention, so not many people, if any, have heard of the band so they provide the reader with some so that they might be intrigued and continue to scheme makes read on the words seem to stand out soThe main the articleimage takes seems moreup half of the appealing. Itpage and is matches therelated to the typicalgenre of the conventions ofband, as the a magazine‟sband comes contents pageacross asquite indie as it‟s split in tothe dull, columns andcolourless works well withclothing and the tone of thenot all the magazine asmembers it‟s black fontlooking at on a whitethe camera background,relates to the linking to thecolour band‟s image.scheme ofthe page andthe bandname, as itsounds evil
NMEThe type/focus of the magazine is to include reviews, interviews and articles based on popular rock/indie music. They also have a webpage which is devoted to publishing the latest news in music, including sections involving Film and TV, photos, festivals, blogs, videos, tickets, reviews, new music and specific artists.
NME NME‟s publishing company is Bauer. The editor‟s name is Mike Williams The first publication was in March, 1952 The frequency of publication is weekly The price of the magazine is It is distributed to every main company that sells magazine, as it is one of the best selling magazines in the UK
Uses the unique lay Puts the band out and colour members head scheme that is in front of the recognisable to name of the NME in every magazine to episode of the emphasise the magazine importance of the band and the interview inside the magazine Emphasises that it‟s an exclusive interview and that it can‟t be seen anywhere else which will entice peopleIncludes unto buying itinteresting thingslike gossip,exclusive Has a quote from theinterviews, interview which makesreviews and new it sound interestingbands which which will encourageappeals to a people to buy therange of magazine, also links toaudiences a very successful band so people who are fans of that band may as well read it
Large image Same dominates majority recognisable of the page to colour scheme as make the reader the cover page aware that this article will be the most in depth and interesting in this Has a list of the weeks magazine bands in this weeks magazine Sub headings to make it clear are bold and on what will be talked a black about on what background so page, clearly laid it‟s easy to find out. the article that interests the reader quicklyTalks about Oasis‟recent tour and gives „gig guide‟ is in red so ita little insight into the stands out from the restarticle written about it oh the page and is morelater in the magazine noticeable, alsoto persuade the emphasises that it‟sreader or potential “The UK‟s No1” so thatreader to carry on if somebody interested in gigs picked up the magazine in a distributor, they‟d be interested to buy it
Lily Allen isThe headline of the interview is a quote from the interview, so that it‟ll leaning,persuade the readers to read on, it‟s also representative of the artist, Lily emphasising theAllen, as it‟s bold and portrayed as all over the place due to the font size point of thechanging and the letters being out of line, like her personality, which links to article that she‟sthe article. very provocative and opinionated as she‟s portrayed as very confident in the image. It may also come across as she‟s being very confident and opening up to the readers to connect with the audience. Also, she‟s wearing clothing with colours that match the colour scheme to show she‟s some what of a fan or associated with The text itself is very small in comparison to the image and the headline to NME magazine emphasise the point that Lily Allen has an attitude and a large ego, it‟s set into 4 columns and easy to read with a simple font so that it appeals to both genders, even if the artist is female.