Music Magazine Evaluation. Brief Introduction.
We were required to make a music magazine that had appealed to a genre specific target audience.
Before actually producing my magazine I had to consider certain factors that may impact of the production of my magazine such as: the genre of the magazine, my target audience, what I will be producing and if I would fully conform to the conventions of ma genre specific magazine.
The two main genres of my magazine were Hip Hop and R’n’B, which related to my target audience. My target audience consisted of people between the ages of 16-24 years of age, this age bracket was more likely to be interested in these areas of music.
The title of my magazine ‘MYCOMEUP’ was initially an idea I had thought of because it also relates to not only the urban and rap music world but also the business world.
With my magazine, I decided that my magazine will be sold in well thought retailers. This is to emphasise and magnify that my magazine is not only for a single demographic but to all hip-hop and R’n’B and Hip Hop enthusiasts.
My magazine will be promoted through websites and blogs to appeal easily to my target audience to enable them to access it easily.
Also when stumbling upon the creation of my magazine I found that conforming to the traditional styles of the general magazines is to not deviate away from being creative and conceptive, even though the most original magazines are the most ingenious it is also that you should be careful when deviating away form these conventions.
I found that using publisher enabled me to be more professional in terms of my general approach to design my layouts and so fourth.
Looking back at the preliminary task and the main task, I can say that the use of the preliminary task helped my enhancing skills making the main task more appealing and attractive.
I feel that initially my skills with programs such as publisher were limited when I carried out my preliminary task, however since then there has been a vast improvement in terms of my general presentation and organisation.
I also noticed that my magazine in the preliminary task, was much harder and a practice for the production of my main task, the skills I gained from producing it made it much easier for me to use Publisher and make my pictures more professional.