Monthly Archives: December 2013

Image editing

When making my magazine I decided to limit the amount of editing within my pictures if possible because punk is about imperfections.I did however change some areas

This image for example,when making my magazine I decided to use the magnetic tool to edit the hair.This was necessary when placing the image over the text because it meant the background could be seen through the curls.

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I then changed it to this

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A second change I made focused on facial imperfections.i used the blemish fix tool to remove a spot from the forehead of my model in this photo-





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Though this change isn’t very noticable I think it helped the magazine look more professional therefore more similar to an actual magazine.


History of the BBC

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The BBC is now part of a new venture known as Immediate media co, the BBC continues to distribute magazine such as-

BBC countryfile

BBC easycook

BBC music

BBC Top Gear

BBC history

From the above list you can see the diversity of the BBC,this means they have now acquired a large audience range in which they sell magazines to.



My inspirations for my magazine range from a variety of areas including…

  • My preliminary task- I felt my central image on my front cover within my preliminary task was really effective and meant the writing around the image was clear to read.I decided to continue this idea within my music magazine because of this.
  • My recreation of mojo magazine-During my recreation of Mojo magazine I learned to put an image over text.I found that this made a front cover look more interesting in my opinion so decided to use this within my own music magazine
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  • Other magazines-I was inspired by NME magazine for my DPS I liked the position of the model going over one page.Having this informality between different pages gave the feeling that the music within the magazine was edgy and wasn’t restricted by guidelines.I decided to incorporate this idea within my own magazine because I felt it represented punk music as well which also goes against generic guidelines.
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Audience theories

There is an idea that audiences take in information through media in different ways.One of these theories is that of

Lasswell in 1948 he suggested that media texts had the following functions for individuals and society:

  • surveillance
  • correlation
  • entertainment
  • cultural transmission

This experiment was followed on from the 1960s when the first generation of adults has begun since the introduction of television.This can be useful within magazines because it goes in to depth concerning what it is that people are receptive to when reading or observing different things.This could be useful with buzz words for example to see if they successfully attract needed attention from a reader.Knowing now the ideas behind audience theories I will take this into consideration when placing items on my magazine in order to attract the most attention from a potential audience as possible.


My chosen audience- My chosen audience are both females and males within the age group of 16-25.The target audience are also fans of punk/pop-punk music.I chose this particular audience because I feel the edge and darker side punk music does have to offer is only really based at a slightly more mature audience.I chose fans of pop-punk/punk music because I can personally relate and feel I have alot of knowledge about the genre that I can include within my magazine.

Appealing to an audience-I plan on appealing to my target audience by including names and articles of punk artists which would appeal to punk fans.I also aim to include a mature tone within my writing to appeal to a slightly older audience.Fans of punk aren’t typically fans of childish happier writing so an undertone of sarcasm also may help readers to keep interest.

Other magazines-Currently there are no large punk or pop-punk based magazines.However,kerrang magazine however does have a similar target audience because it touches slightly on some punk music such as green day.I do think the house style and bright colours used within kerrang to contrast with black shows an edge within the magazine I hope to include a similar theme within my magazine.One key difference I aim to show between my magazine and Kerrang is the inclusion of pop-punk as well as punk making the magazine slightly less serious and giving a larger amount of fun.


So Nadia how does it feel to be the newest face of pop punk

It’s amazing, I love that pop-punk is making a come back I had no idea how many fans the genre has.I must admit though it’s a shock having so many people know who I am i’m still trying to get used to it

What’s the biggest change fame has bought you?

The amount of amazing artists I have had the pleasure of meeting, that includes a lot of my own idols like Blink 184

What made you want to be a part of the pop-punk genre?

I think that pop-punk gives a sense of fun that other genres lack it’s definitely a lot more easy going.I also like that it gives me the opportunity to put my own take on the music and really rebrand a genre.That’s why I really want to bring back pop-punk.

Do you have any inspirations within the music industry?

As I mentioned Blink 184 are idols of mine I really enjoy listening to their music when ever I get a chance.I am also inspired by Good Jessica I really like the sense of fun within their music which inspired me to put that fun take on my own.

So what are your plans for 2014?

Gigs,gigs and more gigs I just want to get my music heard by as many people as possible and nothing beats the thrill of performing it gives me such a buzz.

Thankyou so much for talking to us  do you have anything to add about a new album?

Ahh you’ve got me…Well hopefully it should be hitting the shelves in January of next year and i’m so excited for everyone to hear it so much work has gone into it and it’s a lot more edgy than some of my previous stuff.