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Media Studies- Music Magazine Broadway and pop/rock

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Mast Head is simplistic and bold, which will attract theatre audiences Image from main story. Normally of a single main character. Rather than all the cast. Left Third- this is the most important area of the front cover as it is what is seen on a magazine shelf. It also contains the main articles. Extra information about magazine content. Colour scheme is simplistic using shades of green

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Improvements to be made to cover The background of the image is dark and the clothing the image is wearing is also dark. This would make the image hard to edit on Photoshop. In the bottom right the text is covering the image which is traditional of a magazine. However, the part of the image covered is green and the text is also green, therefore the text is hard to read.

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Mast-head The Mast- Head on this magazine cover “Broadway” uses a green colour pallet which stands out against the dark background. This magazine is unusual as the text is in front of the main image. Stereotypically of the music genre the text would go behind the main image. Through this we can see how Broadway have broke the conventions and created a mast-head which in all is still extremely eye-catching and effective. It is necessary for the mast head to stand out as this acts as a logo, which is to compete against other magazines in this genre.

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Selling line This magazine doesn’t have a selling line, which is stereotypical of a music magazine. But for my magazine I could incorporate one. It often contains information that is also on the contents page to attract audiences to want to read more.

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Main image The main image is of the main character from Wicked, Elphaba, and not of the full cast to show her importance. The shot is a medium shot which is typical of this magazine genre and is also low angled to emphasise her power, and also the expression on her face.

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Colour scheme The colour scheme for this magazine is black and shades of green. They only use two colour instead of the traditional three, to make the magazine more simplistic as views will be attracted to text that is easy to read. The colours are used because of the main image being black and green, to create a flow between the text and image.

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Font There is only one font used on the cover of Broadway. This keeps the magazine simple and look more professional. The font sizes are varied to show order of importance.

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Theatre world- 1956 Mast-Head- simplistic and bold Left third is empty instead information is in the top right Colour scheme is black and white , with some grey. Main image in black and white.

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masthead The mast head on “Theatre World” is on a grey banner which makes the white writing stand out more. The mast head is in front of the main image. Which now would be seen as unusual and out-dated as most music magazines have the image in front of the masthead. Two different fonts are also used for the masthead which is again dated and wouldn’t be done today. This is because a masthead is almost like a logo for the magazine, therefore it has to be simple, eye catching and memorable.

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Selling lines and buttons There is no selling line and button on this magazine this may be due to when it was created. As conventions of magazines have changed through out the years. A selling line is usual above the mast head and contains relevant information from the contents page. A button emphasises competitions or something that the readers will be interested in or benefit from.

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Main image The main image is of Shirley Conway and Richard Derr who played the leading man and lady in plain and fancy. The image is a mid-shot of both of them. Neither is brought forward to show there importance, which would be unusual in a music magazine today. The image is in black and white which is to do with technology of the time and not choice. However the image is still affective and these sorts of techniques of colour and image are still used today to represent the 1950’s time period.

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Colour scheme The colour scheme for Theatre World is black, white and grey. However this 3 colour scheme is still a tradition that is still conventional today. The black and white colours harmonise to attract the audiences attention. In fact none of the Theatre World covers contained colour till 1963 and even then it was only for the mast head.

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Left third The left third is the most important part of the cover as it gives quotes from stories inside the magazine. However on this magazine the quotes are in the top right next to the mast head it is unusual as the top of the cover is cluttered and at the bottom of the cover there is barely any information.

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