Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Production Of My Double Page Spread

this is my finished double page spread.

Production Of Contents Page

This is the basic structure of my contents page.

This is my contents page without any pictures
This is my contents page basically finished just needing a few finishing touches

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Production Of Front Cover

This is my main image, standfirst and title.

 Added to this image are the main coverline, other coverlines and the Buzz word 'Exclusive'.
This is the background i made for the front cover of my pop magazine, i used pink and blue because these colours were my targets audiences favourites.
 Main Image, Title, Coverlines and stand first on the beckground.
This was going to be my final front cover until i reviewed it and decided i had some changes to make including a new front cover image.
This is the new image for my front cover.

This is my final front cover for my Pop music magazine.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Article for double page spread

Lily Allen; a controversial figure in today’s modern music scene, always a hot topic whether it is due to one of her famous rants, dramatic personal life or her latest song sensation, all 3 of which usually cause quite a stir and mix in opinion, but here at Hip Pop, we love Lily! London born, 26 year old Lily varies her musical style from pop to alternative rock and is a successful artist in the modern music scene. Hits such as The Fear, Smile, LDN, Not Fair and Alfie are all hugely popular worldwide as are many of her famous collaborations with stars such as the Kaiser Chiefs to Mark Ronson to Professor Green.  Lily Allen fans are some of the most dedicated fans in the world and when asked what makes them so dedicated many respond with “Bought all her albums, got posters, I attend gigs and I just love her!”  Lily dabbles in many different careers such as singing, song writing, caressing and also being a successful fashion designer who was nominated most for best dressed celebrity in 2008 which was the same year she was awarded Glamourus women of the year and is still now being described by the UK edition of Elle as overly trendy in her fashion choices.  Lily is also well known for putting on a good show, whether she’s playing a small-scale gig, a sell out tour or even headlining at Glastonbury. Fans of Allen love the show that she puts on and one fan describes it, “The atmosphere was amazing, one of my favourite memories”.  Lily puts a huge demand on herself due to the work load she has but it obvious to see that she loves every minute of the life she has. Lily, who is not one to keep her opinions to herself, is also well known for having public rants which always gets alot of media attention, feuds with Katy Perry, Amy Winehouse and Kylie Minogue have all seemed to be due to Lilys remarks about them but when Lily knows she is wrong she is the first to admit it and has apologised to them for her comments. Third Coolest person of the year was awarded to Lily in 2006 with her also winning Hottest Women in POP/RnB the next year, whereas she was also voted number 10 on the most annoying people in 2006 which proves she is the subject of quite alot of controversy. Since Lily shot to fame back in 2006 her private life has become non-existent due to the mass media attention she receives. Her love life and family life are broadcast to the world including stories of being dumped, her abortion and family fall-outs. Father of Lily, Keith Allen, Welsh actor and comedian, has been reported to of expressed how proud he is of his daughter for her career and everything she has been through in life. The father, daughter bond they share is very close and is expressed through interviews and Lily’s twitter page where she has famously tweeted ‘I couldn’t do this without daddy’ about her recent abortion. Stars such as Katy Perry, Pixie Lott, Danni Minogue and many others sent commiserations via twitter because of the abortion, Lily is said to be coping well with the fatality and is medically well considering the trauma she was obviously put through and as a fan has been quoted saying about Lily “she is a true inspiration to her fans and to herself”. It has not been announced as to when Lily will next be touring, but due to the success of her winter 2009/spring 2010 Its Not Me, It’s You tour it is assumed that it will be within the next year. Fans are reported to saying that the main aspect of Lilys music that they enjoy is “her various style of music and her inspirational lyrics” proving she is well loved by the modern day music listeners. Keep up the good work Lily, Here at Hip Pop we love you!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Article Research

Interview Questions
What is it about lily allen that you like?
What is your favourite song by lily allen and why?
Tell me about Lily Allen concert that you went to.
What makes you a dedicated fan to lily allen?
What is it about Lilys music that you enjoy?

  • Lily Rose Beatrice Allen
  • 2 May 1985
  • Pop singer/songwriter/muscian
  • Labels : Regal - 2006-2010 Capitol - 2007-2010
  • Albums : Alright still, Its not me its you

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Front Cover -
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This is the photograph i have choosen to use because i believe it conveys the POP genre.

Contents Page -
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These images will be used on my contents page because they link to the articles and give my magazine the POP genre look.
Double Page Spread -
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This is the image i will use on my double page spread because it is Lily Allen performing which is the main topic of my article

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


This is a sketch of what i intend my front cover to look like

This is a sketch of what i intend for my contents page to look like

This is a sketch of what i intend my double page spread to look like

Monday, 8 November 2010

Planning Production

Front cover images:
Female Pop singer
Ipod and headphones

Katy Perry lets her colours burst
Gugu for Gaga
Shake it like Shakira
Lily Allen's smile
P!NK is still a rockstar
Why the wanted are so, wanted.

Contents Page Text:
2 Bieber fever
JB popped in to share his
4 Katy Perry
How shes living her teenage dream
6 Shake it like Shakira
Shakira releases her ‘she-wolf’
8 Gugu for Gaga
Can’t keep a poker face when it comes to lady gaga?
10 Lily’s smile
Lily in the eyes of her adoring fans
12 The Wanted
Filling their fans heart vacancys
14 Professor Green
How he wants a woman to just be good to green
16 Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole on her new US success and how she still loves the UK
18 P!NK
Shes still a rockstar!
20 Alexis Jordan’s break-though
New top star? Let’s see
22 Example won’t go quietly
His love for music kick-starts again
24Sugababes, over a decade on
Find out thier secret
26 Jedwards quick fix
Madonna, K$SHA and Glee!
27Top tens of the month
Albums, Singles, Artist Etc.
29 X Factor
This weeks latest gossip on the hottest programme
30 Love your iPod
Your iPod loves you, love it.
31 Stars wardrobes
Sneak peak what they’re
32 Best kept secret
What the don’t  want us to know
33 Reviews
What’s hot and what’s not
34 Concerts and Gigs
Who, when and where
36 Have Your say
Your emails, letter and texts
38 New stars on the rise
See the new stars on the scene
40 WIN with HIPPOP
42 Saturdays poster
44 The wanted Poster

Editors letter

Images for Contents Page:
girl playing keyboard
Photo of Lily Allen
Photo of Example
iPod and headphones

Double Pge spread + images needed:
Photo Of Lily Allen

Friday, 5 November 2010

Publication Plan

Title:  HIP POP (Ravie)

Positioning Statement: Bringing the hip into pop.

Frequency Of Publication: Monthly

Price: £2.00

Distribution: Newsagents, Supermarkets, Music Shops

Rationale: The approach of the magazine is from the pop music listeners perspective, it will offer information, reviews, interviews and articles on current popular music stars.

Style: Informal, friendly, approiate for teenage girls. Simple vocabulary.

Images will be the dominant feature of layouts.

Regular Content
  • Forum of regular readers
  • Reviews of music
  • Top ten's
  • X Factor secrets
  • Editors Letter
  • Top Concerts in the UK
Feauture Content
  • Gugu for Gaga
  • Lily Allen performs with Example
  • Katy Perry lets her colours burst
  • Justin Bieber time
  • Taylor Swifts real love story
  • Miley gets Smiley
  • Cheryl Cole - a day in the life
  • The Wanted  are wanted
  • Take That, back for good?
  • Cant get Kylie out of my head
  • Shake it like Shakira
  • Up and coming bands of 2011
  • Our lives would suck without Kelly Clarkson
  • The Sugababes chart success over a decade on.
  • The Saturdays show us how it's done
  • Scissor Sisters spice up the charts
  • P!NK is still a rockstar
House Style
Coverlines: Calibri (Body) and  Calibri (Body)
Headlines: Frankline Gothic Demi (Bold)
Standfirst: Calibri (Italics)Captions:Calibri (Italics)
Features First Paragraph:

  • Drop Capital  Frankline Gothic Demi (Bold)
  • 4 lines deep
  • First word in capitals
News first paragraph: First word in BOLD CAPITALS
Body Text: Calibri (Body)
Colour Scheme: Pink, Blue.