FC: Evaluation Three | What kind of media institution might distribute your media product?
2: To present my media products I would consider either IPC Media or Bauer Media. I have done research to find out what companies produce Indie/Rock Magazines.
4: Bauer Media | Kerrang and Q Magazine | Bauer Media Group is multinational media company, located in Hamburg, Germany. They operate in 15 different countries worldwide. They have been privately owned and under management by the Bauer family since 1875, when they where founded.
5: Kerrang and Q Magazine are both produced by Bauer; Bauer produces their own products and sells their own merchandise for the magazines they produce. For example with Kerrang! they launched a radio station in 2004; and then created a Kerrang music channel in 2005.
6: Bauer Media Group publish 300 magazines worldwide, as well as TV and Radio stations. Bauer started publishing magazines in the UK with Bella Magazine in 1987, and became Britain's third largest publisher.
7: The Bauer Media Group would be a good publisher to use as the publication for my magazine as they publish Q Magazine; Q Magazine is the same genre of music as my magazine I have chosen. As this publication doesn't just focus on music and magazines, they have a variety of different skills to gain consumers.
8: IPC Media | NME Magazine | IPC Media was use to be known as a formerly International Publishing Corporation. It is a consumer magazine and digital publisher in the United Kingdom. They have a large portfolio selling over 350 million copies each year.
9: IPC Media started off as music newspaper, and gradually moved on towards a magazine format during the 1980's, changing from newspaper print in 1998. It was also the first British paper to include a singles chart, this was on the 14th November 1952 Issue.
10: They also produced an online version of NME, NME.com. Which was launched in 1996. It is now the world's biggest standalone music site with over 7 millions users per month.
11: IPC MEdia would also be a good publication to use to produce my music magazine; as they produce NME magazine which is the same genre as my own. They also helped produce NME's very popular website; that means they would be able to do the same as my magazine.
12: I've decided that the best publication to produce my media product would be IPC media. I've chosen this company as I feel the magazine they currently produce 'Q Magazine' which is more like my chosen genre. Even though Bauer Media also produce TV Channels and Radio Channels; but I feel IPC Media would work better for my magazine.