Friday, 16 January 2015

Language Register

The type of target audience in which a magazine is catering towards will affect if they choose to be formal or informal register, even if the genre of music they have is the same as others. An example of an informal magazine aimed at younger people/teenagers would be 'NME', this includes lots of slang words and youth dialect that older people may not understand or be able to relate to. Furthermore an example of a more hip hop orientated magazine would be 'Vibe', this similarly to the 'NME' magazine includes lots of slang and modern day jargon which is often associated with the hip hop culture. On the other hand, an example of a formal magazine which target market is adults would be 'Q' magazine, this would often appeal to those who are interested in music which pre-dates more modern music and would include bands such as Oasis. For my magazine I intend to do an informal hip hop piece aimed at teenagers through to early twenty's, this would include a variation of artists from The Notorious B.I.G to MF DOOM.

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