Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
My target readership is aged between 16-19; they have a limited income, receiving money from their parents or a part time job. This is due to the fact that they are still in school or college, living with their parents; they would spend most of their money on fashion, buying urban clothes. Alternatively, they would spend their money on gaming, the cinema or gig tickets. Many would watch MTV for diversion, as well as having it on in the background as they work, socialise or relax. They may also watch entrainment news which now appears on various channels, this would fulfil their need for surveillance, allowing them to find out what is going on in the music world. My target readership may also watch music videos on websites such as Youtube as this is a free source of diversion. They would be fans of first person shooting games such as Call of Duty or Halo. In current times stress form school or college is building up and the need for different types of diversion is increasing. As well as diversion, the readership would read music blogs or magazines for surveillance. Their main music interest is Hip-hop or R&B, with the majority of the readership owning at least one iPod. They own some CD’s, bought before the wide spread use of iTunes. However, now they get most of their songs by downloading. They have attended their favourite artist’s concert as well as having some memorabilia. Finally, they would aspire to live a luxurious lifestyle, looking up to artists and celebrities who have made it big.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Age Range: 16-19
Average amount of money spent on CDs per month: £5
Average amount of money spent on iTunes per month: £20
Average number of songs downloaded per month: 30
95% own an iPod
65% watch MTV
55% listen to Kiss
60% see 1 concert every six months
75% have seen their favourite artist in concert
90% listen to music every day
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
- The music magazine Vibe does not use the typical date and issue number conventions. This challenges tradition ideas, hinting that the magazines' content might challenge the expected format of the usual music press. The front cover also includes a website address to connect with the readership.
- The close up shot makes the reader feel as if they have a personal connection with the artist.
- The front cover only uses two main colours, black and red, this adds an element of simplicity whilst at the same time making the page eye catching
Kerrang clearly displays the barcode, date, issue number and website. It also features more than one artist, meaning that the reader has a less personal connection.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Who is currently the editor of the magazine and what is their style, taste and influence on the magazine?
Monday, 1 November 2010
The tittle of the letter ‘i’ is iconic of ‘DJ’s, this is because it is a physical representation of a record. It is also indexical of dancing and parting. This subtly appeals to the target market for the magazine. As the name suggests they would have an interest in mixing music. The font used is also quite rounded, again indexical of CD’s, which denotes music and holds connotations of parting and socialising