List at least 2 artists of which you most enjoy listening to: • • • •
Pop fans= Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Rock fans= King Krule,Nirvana Indie fans= King Krule, Vampire Weekend Grime fans= Dave, Krept & Konan, Wiley (2), Kano, Skepta (2), JME, • Hip-Hop fans= Kendrick Lamar (2), J.Cole, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg • R&B fans= Beyoncé, Childish Gambino • Jazz fans= Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra
List an existing music magazine you read and what about it do you like • The Source= ‘features artists I’m interested in and have good images’ – Hip-Hop fan • CRACK= ‘they interview a variety of influential artists’ –Grime fan • Kerrang! =‘talk mostly about rock music which is the genre I’m most into’ – Rock fan • CRACK= ‘it has the best photography and interviews’ – Indie fan • Jazzwise = ‘has the best suggestions for live music events’ – Jazz fan • iD =‘its website features interesting articles, videos and phtotography’ and ‘ always introduces me to new music’-Grime fans • NME= ‘has a section for festivals which is good’ and ‘I like how it’s always up-todate with the latest magazine whilst still featuring older music/musicians’- Pop & R&B fans • Complex= ‘always has the latest information about the music world i.e. Album releases
What gender are you? 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
The audience of music magazines are predominantly female however, this could just be a coincidence as I gave out my questionnaire randomly
From my market research, the majority of people who read music magazines are aged between 16-18. Since most of my audience are students, if I feature events, theyâ€™ll probably be free and suitable for people aged under 18.
How old are you? 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Which of the following fonts is your favourite? 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
I gave the option of a range of fonts to see which appealed most to the public. I found out Disko was the most popular style which will help me make a decision on the font I will use for my own magazine.
Whatâ€™s your favourite colour? 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0
From the range of colours I offered to the public, hot pink was the most popular. It is worth noting bright colours appealed more to the audience than darker ones therefore, Iâ€™ll think about adding bright colours to my colour scheme.
What music do you mainly listen to?
Rock; 8% R&B; 8% Indie; 8% Pop; 8%
From the statistics, I can see the grime genre is the most popular within the public. For this reason I’ve decided to create a music magazine which is highly influenced by this genre. For example, I’ll focus on British upcoming/ successful artists as this is where grime originally comes from (the UK.) However, as hip-hop was also popular within the public, I’ll include some events/artists that’ll appeal to hiphop fans. It’s worth noting both these genres are mostly based on spoken word (rap,) therefore the magazine will mostly feature rappers (images will be rappers.)
What do you think is most important to have in a music magazine? 6
0 Upcoming artists Live events
From this data, I can see people who read music magazines are most interested in the interviews. For this reason Iâ€™ve decided to have an interview on my double-page spread of my music magazine.