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Friday, 15 October 2010

Codes and conventions of a music magazine front cover

  • Main cover line goes with main image
  • Main image (band/singer)is direct address and conveys attitude
  • one word title
  • strip - at the bottom
  • simple colour scheme


The main image of the magazine is a well known star, Lily Allen who is dressed in a way that's fits the colour scheme of the magazine, red and black. Also there is a strip at the bottom which states which bands/singers are featured in this particular issue of NME. The title of the magazine is one word, short and snappy it is also boasting how well known it is by covering part of the title with the main image. The main cover line is related to the main image and also a quote from the feature article is on the main cover which is slang which relates to the target audience.

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