Category Archives: Music Magazine


After gathering some research from YouGov, I found that my target audience liked Destiny’s child, so I tried to find an advert that would interest them. I needed to make sure that both of the adverts were high resolution and will match the colour scheme, and most importantly the genre of my magazine.


I really like the look of both of the adverts that I have chosen. And I think they will definitely interest the reader. They are both bold and represent the genre of R&B music.



Feedback on Article

To plan what I was going to write on my double page spread, I filled out this template to help me make sense of what to write and how to lay it out.

This is my article being read aloud by one of my peers. They are reading aloud to look for spelling and grammar mistakes.

To develop my double page spread further, I need to make sure to weave in some other names from the pop world and a bit of detail about a track name and its themes. This will help to give my audience more information on my magazine, and also make it look more professional.

Article Development

This is my planning for my double page spread. I have set it out like this so it’s easier to insert into my double page spread.

I decided I wanted to do a Q&A because I thought it could help convey the kind of character my star is. Furthermore, it would help to show the genre of the magazine. I wrote this to attract women of ages ranging from 16-40.


Language Analysis


‘Cash for questions (11 July 2017) Paul Stokes ‘

This is a Q&A article on the band Alt-J.

There is no journalist present and this gives the reader a chance to understand that the questions were from their fans. We’re not quite sure, as the reader, where this interview is taking place, although, we do know that Alt-J is there speaking to someone. This is achieved by having the questions written in bold, so they look different to the answers.

There are no words that are frequently used, but as you read, you get the impression that they’re normal people with normal backgrounds. This will help their fans and people reading about them see a lot about their personalities.

One metaphor that they used to describe their music in this interview that really stood out to me was “chewing gum that doesn’t lose its flavour.” This helps the audience to relate to the band.

There is no mode of address as it is a Q&A. Instead, this journalist is asking questions from fans. This is quite a smart way to get across the information as the journalist is asking questions that the audience wants to know the answers to.

One quote that was used was ‘“And the award for estate agents
of the year goes to…” This was the only actual quote used, as in this Q&A, and every other Q&A for that matter, technically everything is a quote as the editor is writing down exactly what they say.

The reader should be influenced by this article. It should make them laugh, and want to know more about Alt-J.

A New Improved Double Page Spread

To improve on my double page spread, I shaped the text around the shapes and photos, this way it will make it look less messy and rushed. I slightly altered the colour of the circle to match the letters highlighted in red, but still couldn’t get it perfect, which is something I could learn to do next time. I also overlapped the photo of my two models together. This just made the photo look less random, and grouped the photos together.

Feedback & Reflection on Draft 3

The feedback I received from my double page spread was:

  • “I like the layout and structure, especially the way that the model is at the center of the page.”
  • “I like the choice of text, and the way you have put it in bold.”
  • “The quote would make me want to read more if it was a legitimate magazine.”
  • “Try and make all of the colours match, otherwise it will clash.”
  • “Make all the pictures of the same person, have the same filter, otherwise it looks very fake.”
  • “Maybe break up the text a little bit, try to fill up the space.”

Targets for development will be to:

  • Make the text a little less bunched together.
  • Keep a universal filter on all of the pictures
  • Colour coordinate with the colour scheme.
  • Columns need sorting.
  • Add page numbers and a byline.
  • Stand-first.
  • Photo borders and captions.