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Below are the 2 adverts which I have included in my music magazine.


The first advert I have chosen is Avon. I chose this one because firstly it was a feminine magazine and this was feminine aiming product also it was going along side the contents page, as my contents page was primarily red this went pretty well. however the main reason i chose this one was because it is advertising the brand little red dress and my contents page model is wearing a red dress so it went well with the theme.

The other advert I chose was Beyonce music tour advert. This was because this is another music related avert that will go well in my magazine. Also on my double page spread the article includes Beyonce in it so it does relate to it.


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Feedback on article

Here is my article I have written about my star Laura Scott, the article is going to be placed on the double page spread of my magazine:


Amongst our peers in the class we have read one another so we can reflect on areas which do not sound right and any missing punctuation. We then gave feedback which helped us to improve our articles.


From the feedback given my targets to improve the punctuation in this and just make sure I read through checking all spelling errors.


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Article Idea Development

Using my Article development planing sheet I have written down what I would like to be included in my article. I have included the key points, story line and names of artists needing to be featured.  Additionally included in the planning is what would feature every paragraph. Using the article planning sheet should make writing my article easier and quicker to write.

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Language analysis

Below I have analysed a music magazine to see how to present a real magazine and to help inspire my article writing.

Here is a link to a Q&A which I have analysed:


Music magazine language analysis  


                             Q Magazine, (Sept 2017) 10 tips


  • The article by Q magazine used a unique and effective type of question and answers for their written section of the paper. This is because there are no real questions asked as they have been covered up by the use of slang type of questions and abbreviations, this way of writing makes the reader want to read what the question is truly asking an artist.The presentation of the page is effective, engaging and easy to read and understand.
  • Typically how the words are presented make it more effective and making people want to read on. Firstly, before the 10 tips start the use of play on words is effective as they follow the page down mostly because it is placed in a arrow and makes you follow the page down, this expressed as ‘10 commandments’ this uses biblical words which are followed through on the page saying ‘Thou Shalt Covet These Five Albums’ these are religious terms associated to the bible.   
  • The use of colloquial language makes it less formal and more like a magazine. It changs it from being a newspaper article to magazine. It engages people who do not want to be going to read a big paragraph of words as they immediately know it would be interesting and not a fact file.  
  • Using a quote on the first page of the double page as a headline is effective as it draws in a reader. The effective of this make people now without reading the next pae is that it either includes quotes or is from the actual artist and not made up. The use of quotes make an reader believe it is the truth an is what they would actually say and not made up. As well as that it makes it up to date and realistic.
  • The use of the numbers breaks it up, which makes it easier and engaging for a reader as they don’t have to read one solid block of writing. The same effective is on paragraphs it makes it easier for an reader.
  • The use of colour s effective the use of black and white with red included make the red parts stand out. With images around is also effective as it relates the topic of the article so you do not have to read to know what it is on about. Finally the bold text make the main important areas the centre of attention and where you look first.


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Teacher feedback and final targets

Here is my final feedback and my targets from my teacher.

My feedback included:

  • nice contrast of the 2 fonts per page
  • included byline and photographers names
  • Nice use of gradients

My targets included:

  • More contrast in the image on double pages face
  • Try and get a stroke behind the image
  • include a quote on double page
  • Price and date next too barcode which needs to be moved to the right
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My work in progress

Feedback and targets:

Here is a screen cast of the feedback from my teacher:

My targets to improve my music magazine are:

front page :

  • Make the image larger
  • Split up words / make it clearer

contents page:

  • Background needs a bit of colour
  • Need more contents


  • The front page font is effective
  • Masthead nice size and font
  • Nice clear powerful image for contents page
  • Bold clear fonts