Final Song Choice

Reasons why we chose this song:

The reason we chose this song was due to its dynamics and vibe. We thought that this song replicated a summery vibe which could be portrayed through bright colours and beach scenes. This will enhance the themes of happiness, excitement and summer. We pictured our music video being 80% performance, 20% narrative. We think this is a good plan due to not wanting a classic love story. This will make our music video more original.

Feedback & Reflection on Draft DPS

Peer feedback on my DPS-

  • Change the colour of my drop shadow on my pull quote
  • Make sure the stand first isn’t too long and that its short snappy and hooks the reader
  • Try and use two columns instead of three to make it seem like less writing

Teacher feedback on DPS –

  • Re use the blue colour from the drop capital/masthead in the images and the body copy
  • try and reframe the background image
  • Add the page numbers
  • use the blue, white and black colour scheme more

Targets for further development –

I think my main focuses will be on experimenting with my background image and see how it looks reframed, I will also look at adding more of my blue into my DPS to make it feel alive and vibrant and finally make sure my stand first is snappy and hooks the reader.


Self assessment-

I think that my double page spread is in need of a lot of improvement. I like the draft currently but I think after adding these additional comments it will make my double page spread much more “put together” and closer to a final draft. I am going to try out the blue colour scheme again, however I do feel like the pink gives the blue a break for a bit. I will try out every bit of feedback and come back to this to see if I used them or not and why.

Feedback & Reflection on Draft DPS

                                      Feedback & Reflection on Draft DPS

My Teacher feedback:

  • Stand first is too long and dull
  • Try and break up the word rivals
  • Credit journalist and photographer
  • Add page numbers


My Peer feedback:

  • Try three columns
  • some design feature for the pull quote
  • Tint text box


My Targets for development:

  • Try out three columns
  • Tint the text box
  • add page numbers + journalist and photographer names
  • Break up the word rivals
  • Rewrite the stand first.

Audience Profiling

Audience Profiling

During this post we used the website which tells us all the demographics of the music magazine cover. This website shows different demographics such as what gender listens to them, what gender listens to them and what else does the audience listen to besides that music artist.

Using this website, we used the demographics to annotate our own music magazine we had been given. We included as much information as we could find out. My music magazine was ‘Q’ and I decided to get a range of results by choosing another one of their magazines, from a different artist, to see how much they differentiate.

I found found out that the magazine ‘Q’ is a a middle/lower class magazine. The artists seem to be the sort of artists that would be in the charts, and still very trendy. The audience is mostly younger (millennials) and the gender is mainly both, which shows that the musical genre is not gender specific. By all the research, the people that read this magazine are usually fun going individuals. The magazine ‘Q’ has a a specific colour scheme with mainly a grey background and always hints of red text to match the logo. This matched the audience as a lot of the audience is young and fun which links to the pop of red, but also grey background makes it more subtle so that older generations read it too.

The 1975 show a lower class type of magazine and Ed Sheeran shows a higher class. The artist I’m focused on is The 1975, as it seems to be in the middle of class range of the magazine, whereas Ed Sheeran could easily be seen in a higher class magazine. The statistics from The 1975 really reflect on ‘Q’s type of audience.