The main image is a mid-shot of the
artist Cher Lloyd, her posture
suggests a feministic attitude. She’s
wearing a white a...
The costume that Katy is a floral
print dress with flowers all in her
hair and also on her dress. Her
makeup is very natur...
The new NME logo has stuck to
the original font however the
colours of the logo vary and the
white outline has been remove...
The header of the magazine
represents how it is the biggest music
magazine in the UK, motivating and
encouraging people to...
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Pop music magazine

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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Pop music magazine

  • 1. The main image is a mid-shot of the artist Cher Lloyd, her posture suggests a feministic attitude. She’s wearing a white and pink jumper to equal the colour schemes of the magazine, which connotes a girly style. Cher’s tattoo on the right arm gives an impression that she isn’t so innocent and feminine – she might have another side of her. Direct gaze shows her confidence and the relationship she wants to make with her target audience. By placing cover lines from inside the magazine on the front cover gives the reader more of an indication of what’s inside the magazine. By using the barcode, date and price in the left hand side of the magazine which is relatively small, allows the audience to almost forget it and are not focused on that to ensure that the attraction is other things going on the cover. The footer is represented as a banner which is a strip running along the bottom of this magazine. It basically lists other bands/artists that will feature in the magazine. “Her most embarrassing pics … ever!” suggests that there is something wanting to find out. By using two main colours throughout the cover page it gives more stylised structure to the music magazine that relates to pop. The white and pink colour connote a significance of a feminine vibe and that it its target audience females as this is suggested through the stereotypical colour of “pink.” The white background of the Top of the Pops helps emphasise the images and copy around the magazine. Also the direct eye contact with Cher allows audiences gaze to be on her and the main cover line. “Top of the pops” is shown is hot pink on the top of the magazine which allows their target audience to be attractive and eye catching the magazine from far distance. It takes the whole top space, to show the importance the magazine name. The use of written language on the front cover is informal and direct which gets to the point, “Killer Booze!” which suggest something with alcohol. There is many cover lines throughout this music magazine cover which help draw the readers attention to buy it as they would want to find out more about what’s inside.
  • 2. The costume that Katy is a floral print dress with flowers all in her hair and also on her dress. Her makeup is very natural but pink, which all together gives a feminine look which would appeal to female readers only. The tagline gives the audience more information about the main feature, - which is Katy Perry article. Calling her the ‘New Queen of Pop’ entices the reader to buy it by making them think she is an interesting person to read about. The masthead is bold and striking, so it stands out on the page. Its placed behind the image, so although we can’t see the entire title as we are expected to recognise the name of the magazine. By having the centre of ‘D and A’ filled in give the page colour and make it more visually appealing, as well as drawing attention to the masthead. The other secondary cover lines are in capital black letters in a clear font, which is fitting with the magazine sophisticated style. The data makes it sellable and lets readers know what they are buying the most up to data issue. The main image is of a celebrity endorsement Katy Perry looking innocent, while dominating the front cover. She has her head lilted towards the left, which could be given an indication to read what is going to in the magazine. The mise- en-scence (the flowers, her dress, her makeup and hair) gives the cover a very feminine look to appeal to its largely female target audience. The background is all pink which gives it an even more feminine look. One of the disadvantage of this look is that it may only attract female attention because of the colour used. The main cover line anchors the image and tells the audience who she is. Although she is a world wide famous star and the target audience of the magazine probably already recognise her, but having her name in a big, bold font makes her the focus of the magazine and will capture peoples attention when they see it on a shelf. The majority of main images are covering the masthead which makes the image stand out a lot more. However, if a new reader has never heard/seen of Billboard before they may not know what the magazine is called. The flashers adds colour and draws attention to the feature inside it.
  • 3. The new NME logo has stuck to the original font however the colours of the logo vary and the white outline has been removed. Slogan is placed under the NME logo, the slogan is simply telling the reader what the initials NME stand for. Cover image have used a close up shot for the cover of this particular issue. I think that the close –up shot creates a kind of personal feel, as you generally only see someone this close up if you are physically face to face with them. This is a features that may make someone more inclined to read the magazine. The image fits in well with the colour scheme. Florence’s red hair contrasts with the white logo, however her pale complexion and white top match the logo which makes the hair a physical stand out features, which is the same for Florence in reality. Main cover line shows the reader the main story in the magazine and often relates to the cover star. This is a feature that NME used in my first cover analysis. The black font is the only black text used therefore it stands out the most. Barcode allows the shop to scan the magazine which the customer can then pay for . Without it the magazine could not be taken, unless it was a free magazine. Cover line acts as an advertisement to the reader by telling them the other good features inside the magazine to encourage the reader to buy the issue. The white text contrasts with the red background so it can be read easily. Cover line tells the reader that they are looking at a special edition of NME and that they are looking at the second special edition cover out of 10 different covers. It also tell the reader that NME has changed which will make the reader want to buy the magazine to see what has changed. Price and issue informs the reader of how much the magazine will cost and the exact issue number.. The issue number is more helpful for regular readers of NME and the price is relevant to those who do not always read NME.
  • 4. The header of the magazine represents how it is the biggest music magazine in the UK, motivating and encouraging people to buy it has been voted best in the UK. The masthead of this magazine is in the top left hand third of the page. Being more of a logo than a masthead, it is easily recognisable due to the one letter on top of the red back ground makes the masthead very eye catching to its readers. The layout of the masthead conforms to stereotypical magazine front covers as it is appears at the top of the magazine and is the first thing the reader sees. The fact that it also covers the main central image of the magazine expresses the importance it has to its readers. The barcode featured on the magazine is located underneath the logo/masthead and the price of the magazine can be found on the barcoded. The print is very small as the magazine is expensive compared to other magazines offering the same things, so the company does not want to advertise the price too much. The main image has been placed in the centre third. It dominates the entire frame and appeals extremely well to the audience. Cheryl Cole is the image displayed and she is very well known for being in the music industry as well as being a judge on the x-factor. This makes the reader very interested in what the magazine has to offer about her. The image also depicts her ‘sex appeal’ and is shown very well dues to the image of her. This may raise sale in this edition as readers may just buy the magazine purely for the main image. The main cover line on this edition of ‘Q’ is ‘Cheryl Cole rocks’. This engages and interest the reader into what the magazine may have to say about her .the editor has made the word ‘rocks’ in a large, red print with spaced out letters. Compared to the rest of the magazine, to font is relatively large and makes the word stand out, giving an importance to the word and the magazine. Connotations of red are lust and sexual attraction and this is reinforced by central image. A puff has been used to show vital information that needs to stand out against the front page. On this magazine, the front page. On this magazine, ‘John Lennon’ has been mentioned in the puff. This depicts that there will be information about him included in the issues. The cover line on this edition revolves around music artist. The colours are either red or white which matches the main cover line below, making the magazine very consistent as the colours are whitin the house style of ‘Q’ magazine.