You will need to create an analysis of 3-5 FC, CP and DPS’s
Make sure you cover a range of genres with your analysis, comparing the similarities and differences of each genre and magazine.
You should look at:
- The conventions found on this magazine?
- How is the cover band/artist being represented? (Denotation and Connotation)
- Stereotypes/Counter Stereotypes
- How is the magazine representing itself? (Denotation and Connotation)
- Who is the audience for this magazine? (be specific)
- Brand/music interests
- What genre is the magazine? How is this shown?
- Mode of Address
- What features of the magazine will you use/not use in your own music magazine?
You might also want to think about:
- The background of the company that prints the magazine
- Would this affect the content of the magazine at all?
- What the magazines USP is?
- What is its brand/house style?
Some good examples of analysis can be seen here:
Lesson on Task 3: