Contains my evaluation of my music magazine project.
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As said in my treatment sheet, the audience of Undisclosed would be young people, around the age of 18-21, of no specific gender, that enjoy ‘alternative’ music, and want to hear about new bands in that genre. They could get involved with what features in the magazines, so they could specialise it to their own tastes. Music magazines are common now, so I had to make my magazine stand out from the shelf, and I had to completely specialise it to this type of person.
I think that by using a simple colour and font scheme, the magazine is clean and adult, but still having an element of fun, which is key to draw in readers. It is written in quite an informal style, so that it doesn’t seem too adult, but there is quite a bit of text, meaning that there is more content for your money. I have used pictures of young people in normal settings, or in band sort of settings, so that people can relate to them, and the magazines seem more relevant to that age group. Blocks of colour are used to highlight parts of the page which are important, and stops the magazine getting boring. In the audience feedback, the front cover was referred to as being ‘cool’, and the colour scheme was ‘suitable’ for my target audience.
magazine more attractive than others. I feel
that I have included these things, and they
stand out from the page, making it an
aesthetically pleasing front cover.
like magazines often are, and contain
pictures relating to the stories. It also has
a section from the editor, another common element of music magazines.
There are many publishers of music magazines, such as Bauer Media Group, IPC Media and Future Publishing. Bauer publish quite a few music magazines, and so they may be interested in this one. It is the only magazine which is completely focused on new bands, and has a different feel to the other ones that they produce. I think
that it would be a good marketing
opportunity for the company, as I think
that Undisclosed has the potential to
be a big magazine. The audience
feedback is positive
overall, meaning that it
would probably sell quite
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student magazine looked professional enough.
I tried to improve this in my music magazine by
using simpler font and colour scheme, and
listening to what people want, making it
suited to their needs.
more suited to their purpose, and that had a
more professional and grown up feel. I used a better camera this time, which created
clearer and better images, again adding to
the professional feel of the magazine.