Welcome to my A2 Media Studies Blog. The brief is: to produce a music video, a digipak cover, and magazine advert for the digipak. Throughout the course we will be learning about conventions (general and genre specific) used for each of these products.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

RM - Common Conventions in Magazine Adverts

Magazine adverts a placed in media related products, normally music magazines including Q and Kerrang. These adverts gain awareness of a new album, single, digipak, special edition disc, or several tour dates, etc.

Common Code and Conventions
  • Artists Name
  • Album Cover
  • Web Address of artist, record labels and ticket retailer
  • Twitter, Facebook and Youtube pages
  • Tour dates (if any)
  • Record Labels
  • Availability (Where can the CD be bought/Exclusives)
  • Font Variation, framing and colour
  • Theme of the artist - fits with the lyrics and albums
  • Information about the album (usually says "Including" followed by the singles released from the album)
  • QR Codes
  • Thumbnails
  • Photo of the CD/Product/Merchandise
  • Format (CD, CD + DVD, CD + Vinyl or Digital)
  • Either release date, out now or pre-order

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