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Music Magazine Questionnaire1. STUDENT HERE IS MAKING A Hip-Hop Music MAGAZINE TARGETING MALES . STUDENT HAS CHOSEN XXL AS A STYLE MODEL FOR HIS MAGAZINE

QUESTIONNAIRE FORMAT
I am currently involved in making a music magazine that focuses on the genre of hiphop. My target audience are males and females aged 16-19 who are interested in hiphop music. I would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions about hip-hop music and music magazines by selecting/ticking the answers that apply to you. 1. Are you : /Male- aged 16-19 and interested in Hip-hop music? (Circle Yes/No) Which hip-hop/artists/bands do you currently listen to? ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2. What attracts you to hip-hop style music? • The lyrics of the songs • The instruments and vocals used • The image of the hip-hop genre • The artists/bands • Other (specify below) ……………………………………………………………………………………… 3. How much would you be willing to pay for a music magazine? (Please circle) • • • • • Less than £1 £1-£2 £2-£3 £3-£4 More than £4

4. Do you currently buy/read music magazines? • YES ( If yes, please go on to ANSWER question 5. • NO (If No please go on to answer question 6)

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2 5. Specify which music magazine(s) you buy and /or read and why you buy/read it? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………… 6. Why don’t you buy and or read music magazines?(tick the answers that apply) • I don’t really know much about them • They don’t interest me • They don’t seem to be aimed at people like me • They’re too expensive • I don’t buy/read any magazines • Other reasons (please specify) ………………………………………

7. What would encourage you to buy a music magazine? (Please Circle) • Free gifts • Competitions (win CDs, tickets, etc.) • Exclusive news and interviews • Dates of oncoming gigs • Cheap price • other (please specify)

8. Which of the following magazines do you find the most eyecatching/appealing? (circle response)

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9. What would you like to see on the cover of a music magazine? Which of the following images would you like to see on the front of this music magazine? For each one could you tell me how strongly you agree (5 is top score) or disagree(0 is bottom score) 0 1 2 3 4 5 a) Several images b) one main image of key artist/band c) Musical instruments/props d) Bright colours e) Darker colours f) Other-please specify What specific images/ photographs associated with hiphop would you like to see on the front cover and would attract you to a music magazine 10. What contents would you like to see in this hip-hop music magazine? To what extent do you agree or disagree that the following would be good content for this music magazine Examples of 0 1 2 3 appropriate content Guide to being a hiphop artist General info about the music scene Info about particular bands/ artists Gossip Latest news Fashion Other (please specify)

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11. What would you like to see in a double page spread article that would feature in this magazine: Which of the following images would you like to see on the double page of this music magazine? For each one could you tell me how strongly you agree (5 is top score) or disagree(0 is bottom score) 0 1 Interview with a hiphop artist/band Article about the hiphop industry General article about main hip-hop developments Musical instruments/props Hip-hop guide Autobiography Other-please specify What specific images/ photographs associated with hiphop would you like to see on the double page spread and would attract you to a music magazine

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5 Thank you for taking part in this research 

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