Good morning/evening, my name is Samuel Chadwick, and today I will be pitching my idea for a web-zine called, HeavyMetalzzz.com. My idea is to create a metal themed web-zine, to inform viewers about upcoming Metal related events and gigs, as well as give information about the artists and bands. Through this web-zine, we intend to promote both well-known artists and some lesser-known artists, to encourage more talented people to join this genre. From our surveys we conducted, our intended target audience are people of both genders aged between sixteen and nineteen years old.
I intend for the site to be interactive, allowing users the chance to add their own content, making the webzine as immersive and user friendly as possible. The format is deliberately informal, so as to appeal to the younger audience.
Our homepage will be designed to set the mood for the website, while at the same time visually drawing the audience to explore the website further. Dark colours will most likely be employed, keeping in with the subject matter.
We will have an events page to inform our viewers about any upcoming events, and the prices of tickets on entry. Additional information about the locations of these concerts, the artists playing, and the amount of people who can attend will also be included. This will also be where we post notifications about updates to the web-zine itself.
We will include videos and images of the artists at gigs, to give the viewer a taste of what the music will be like. We intend to get most of our pictures and video clips royalty free, due to the promotional nature of our website.
Additionally, we will have a social media page, with links to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This will give users a chance to stay even more up to date, and give critic on the webzine itself. It also may help us get in touch with more people to join us in the development and upkeep of the web-zine.
On each of these web pages, we will have related adverts. This will be used to supplement our costs, and help generate revenue.
Half of our staff, notably those who enjoy metal music, will attend these metal concerts to critic the music, and record images and video footage on their phones. The more technically minded of the group will be involved in the upkeep of the web-zine, keeping the information about upcoming events and gigs up to date and accurate.
We feel our web-zine will be a success due to two of our group members being Metal fans, so we already know what our target audience wants.
We can also link our success to our low budget of less than £7,000 a year. Due to the promotional nature of our webzine, we hope to receive reduced prices on entry. As aforementioned, we also hope to be able to use otherwise trademarked images and videos royalty free, as this website serves as cheap advertisement for the artists and bands. Ultimately, if our website reaches our intended size and scope, we intend on monopolising on the metal music promotion industry.