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NME &KERRANG MAGAZINE analysis
Type/ Focus of MagazinesNME - Indie, Rock, some chart music.The target audience is students and young adults (similar to my magazine idea)Looks into live events and gigs etc.Interviews, competitions and posters.
Kerrang Rock, some Indie, Metal.The target audience is students and young adults, as well as some of the older generation if they are into the music.Looks into plenty of live events and gigs etc.Interviews, reviews, competitions and posters.
Publishing CompaniesNMEs publishing company is a magazine and digital publisher called IPC Publishing.Kerrangs publishing company is another magazine and digital publisher called Bauer publishing.
Editors NamesNMEs editor is their deputy editor Mike Williams after the head editor left.Kerrangs editor is James McMahon.
Dates of First PublicationThe first ever issue of NME was published on the 7th March 1952.The first ever issue of Kerrang was published on the 6th June 1981.
Frequency of PublicationA new issue of NME comes out every week.Kerrang publishes a new issue every week.
PricesThe current price for each issue of NME is 2.40.The current price for each issue of Kerrang is 1.20.
Distribution ie how/where readers can get themReaders of NME can get each issue every week from the majority of stores across the UK, or order each issue monthly online by subscribing to them and the copies will be delivered to their doorstep.Alike with NME, readers can buy each issue ever week in their local shops and in majority of stores across the UK, and even pay a monthly or a annual subscription online and have them delivered to their doorstep.
NME - Analysis of Front Cover
Here is the front cover to the NME issue that I am analysing. As you ca see, there is an image of the main band that this issue will focus on, which is the Arctic Monkeys. Their band name is in big, bold text so it is easy to see and it will catch peoples attention. The front cover also includes sections on other bands which everyone is talking about.
I will look to use these as some of the articles on my front cover. The band on this front cover features on the double-page spread, which I will implement onto my double-page spread.
NME - Analysis of Contents Page
This is the contents page for the NME issue that I am analysing. You can see that it everything is in columns, and that everything fits in place. It includes articles about upcoming bands, reviews on various things and live shows etc.
Again, it shows another image of the Arctic Monkeys as their main star of the magazine. It also clearly indicates where the readers go to read the interview on the double-page spread. Also, this issue of NME sticks to one colour scheme. These are some of the colours I intend to use on my magazine.
NME - Analysis of Double Page Spread
Here is the double-page spread of the NME issue that I am analysing. As you can see, there is an interview with the Arctic Monkeys on the spread full of text, images and even pull quotes from the interview in big bold text. The pages are quite full and the images have annotations on them.
I plan to use some of these aspects in my magazine itself as I think that it could easily appeal to new readers. There is also another double-page spread focusing on the Arctic Monkeys that shows more text and images.
NME - Explanation of Aspects I intend to use/imitate in my magazineFront Cover On my front cover, just like NME, I intend to use one specific Indie band that is on the up-rise and focus my other pages on this band. Also, I will be using pull quotes from the band that appear in the interview on the double-page spread. I will also use some of the colours used such as reds and whites.Contents Page On my contents page, I will look to put the article titles into columns so it looks neat and tidy, and easy for the reader to look at. Again, I will use the same colours on this page as I used on the cover page. I will also include puffs that will interest the readers such as how to enter competitions etc. I will also look to completely fill the contents page so there are no gaps.Double-page Spread Just like on the double-page spread in the NME issue, I will look to us 1-3 images of the band, and plenty of text which will come from the interview of the band I hope to feature. There will be pull quotes around the text and images just like on the front cover.
Kerrang Analysis of Front Cover
From this front cover, we can see that there is one main image used as the star of the magazine. There is big, bold text identifying the band on the front, helping the reader to identify the band that this issue is focusing on. The colour scheme is also significant as the text and images stand out. I will be looking to possibly implement some of these colours onto my magazine pages.The star of this magazine will also appear on the double-page spread.
Kerrang Analysis of Contents Page
Kerrang Analysis of Double-Page Spread
From this, we can see that another image has been used of the band to cover the two pages, and the rest of the page is covered in text. It also uses smaller images and pull quotes from the interview with the band. The colour scheme is also slightly different.
Kerrang Explanation of Aspects I Intend to Use in My Magazine Front Cover From this, I will look to use one big, main image of a band of my choice that will be the focus of the other pages. I also intend on using the electric blue colour that features on there to make my images and text stand out.Cover Page
Double-page Spread Just like with the double-page spread from NME, I will use another big, main image of the band I use and also use smaller images to fill the pages, I will also use pull quotes from the interview with the band.