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Social Class Music Magazine


Before making my magazine, I thought about who my magazine would be targeted at in terms of class. Generally after looking at a survey I created, the majority of people that read music magazines were 15-25 year old middle class to lower class people. I used this survey to start to plan what my magazine would represent and include.


The use of mise en scene within my magazine appears to a 1525 middle class audience due to the use of costume that I used on my models. The clothes that they wore was very basic and not branded or well known. This represents them as people who are quite casual and do not really care about what they are seen to be wearing. Most middle class people are not really bothered about wearing fashionable expensive items of clothing and would buy clothes from simple retail stores. Which is wear I bought the models clothes from. Therefore I thought it would be good to dress my models in items of clothing from these stores to associate and have a connection with the target social class.


The style of writing within my magazine has also been based around a middle/lower class. The style is short and simple with an interesting range of vocabulary that would be commonly used within middle/lower class communities. This included little use of long and formal words, and more short and abbreviated words such as ‘don’t’ rather than ‘do not’. This variety makes the magazine interesting , so should attract an audience. It would not majorly appeal to those of a high social class as the vocabulary may seem to be too basic. However it could still be easily read by a higher class person, so they may consider reading the magazine. The content of writing is mainly about the day to day lives of Carly and Jenna who are represented as two middle class 19 to 20 year old girls. The article talks about them working together and how they found this experience. The interview in my magazine appeals to the social class as some of the things the girls do (such as argue and mess around ) seem to be informal things to do at an interview and may associate them with being casual and middle/lower class.


The graphics and styling of the magazine uses bold colours and a small range of bold fonts such as centaury gothic on the front cover. My choice of colour scheme would not suit a high social class as it may seem too bright for a higher class magazine that would use less variety of colours. Middle and lower class people would be attracted to my magazine based on its look because it does not use formal words on the front cover and uses quick snappy sell lines you may not tend to see on magazines that are aimed to higher class people. My chosen genre is also aimed at the middle and lower social class, as this type of music is commonly listened to by these social classes. Therefore they would have a higher interest in buying the magazine compared to a higher class person who may prefer to read a classical music magazine.


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