In collaboration with
will be live streamed exclusively on
+ More Special Guest Appearances and Performances Announced Including:
TYLER POSEY of MTV’s TEEN WOLF
ANDY BLACK * NECK DEEP * KELLIN QUINN of SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
ANTHONY RANERI of BAYSIDE * BRADLEY WALDEN of EMAROSA
QUINN ALLMAN of VADAWAVE, founding member of THE USED
MIKEY WAY of ELECTRIC CENTURY and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
JOHN FELDMANN of GOLDFINGER * CHRISTIAN COMA of BLACK VEIL BRIDES * DEREK DISCANIO of STATE CHAMPS * WILL GOULD of CREEPER
JAYDEN SEELEY of WITH CONFIDENCE * ALEX COSTELLO of ROAM
New APMAs-Related Events: Creative Live x APMAs Educational Conference and The Musicians Institute Conversation Series with special guests Beartooth
2016 APMAS * JULY 18, 2016 * COLUMBUS, OH
LIVE FROM SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER
With a week remaining until the main event, the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy are pleased to announce that, thanks to Amazon Music, fans will be able to watch the live stream exclusively on Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. The live APMAs broadcast will air on the Amazon Music Twitch channel www.twitch.tv/
amazonmusic and at http://www.amazon.com/APMAs starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Monday, July 18.
To watch the APMAs,go to www.amazon.com/apmas for complete viewing instructions. To watch on your TV, download the Twitch app from your TV’s app store. Open the Twitch app and search for “amazonmusic.” To watch on your mobile phone, tablet or computer, go to www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. ET. The Twitch platform is viewable on both iPhone and Android devices. You can also watch the APMAs via the Twitch platforms on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield.
“Collaborating with an influential and ground-breaking company like Amazon on the official live stream for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards is going to amplify our show unlike ever before,” said Mike Shea, founder and CEO of Alternative Press. “Since our first meeting, the Amazon team has shown a deep understanding of the Altpress community, so being able to work together with them, as well as our friends at Twitch, Monster and Journeys, packs a powerhouse of a punch. Now music fans worldwide will be able to view the AP Music Awards as all the excitement unfolds in real time.”
ANNOUNCING NEW APMAs INDUSTRY PANELS & CONVERSATION SERIES
The APMAs are pleased to announce the inclusion of two bonus events surrounding the main awards event, both of which are open to the public. The Musicians Institute Conversation Series Presents: Beartooth and Creative Live x APMAs Educational Conference will offer attendees an educational look inside the current state of the music industry. These events are a “must” for anyone interested in the inner-workings of music business and artist development.
The Musicians Institute Conversation Series Presents: Beartooth will take place at the Fawcett Center (2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio) from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17-the night before the APMAs. The event will feature Columbus natives and APMAs performers Beartooth taking part in an engaging, career encompassing Q&A about the band’s formation and what continues to drive them. The Q&A will be hosted by regular MI Conversation Series host and Alternative Press Vice President of Content Development/Senior Editor, Ryan J. Downey. The event will close with an audience Q&A and meet and greet with the band. Please visit https://BeartoothMI.
eventbrite.com and enter “MIBT” to receive two tickets! Hurry, space is limited.
The morning of the APMAs (July 18), the Fawcett Center will also host the FREE CreativeLive x APMAs Educational Conference from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Launched in 2015, this conference expands in 2016 to include a day’s worth of inspired programming. Arrive to the Fawcett Center ready to engage with some of the most talented producers, mentors, publicists, managers, photographers and artists in your community. Do you want to be a pivotal part of the next generation of the music industry? Then do not miss this event ahead of the third-annual APMAs! Get tickets here with code APMACL.
NEW SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES AND PERFORMERS!
The special guest appearances and performances just keep coming! New special guest performers include Andy Black, Neck Deep & Friends, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Bradley Walden of Emarosa, Quinn Allman of VadaWave (formerly of the Used), Mikey Way formerly of My Chemical Romance and Electric Century, John Feldmann of Goldfinger, Christian Coma of Black Veil Brides, Jon Langston, Derek DiScanio of State Champs, Will Gould of Creeper, Jayden Seeley of With Confidence and Alex Costello of ROAM. These newly announced performers join headliners A Day To Remember and previously announced performers BABYMETAL, Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Dashboard Confessional, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind, Of Mice & Men, Papa Roach, Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive, Machine Gun Kelly, Issues, the Maine, Mayday Parade, Beartooth, MAX, Eddy Brewerton of Moose Blood and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.
Newly confirmed appearances will be made by Tyler Posey of MTV‘s Teen Wolf, plus members of I See Stars, Trivium, Billy Talent, Stitched Up Heart, Waterparks,Too Close To Touch and Against The Current. Additional special guest appearances will be made by Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underøath, Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, Jarrod Alonge, Telle Smith of the Word Alive, Bradley Walden of Emarosa, Garret Rapp of the Color Morale, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Brenton Dean of Holy White Hounds, Matt Brandyberry of From Ashes To New, Real Friends, 3OH!3, Killswitch Engage and Volumes. This year’s Icon Award, presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNOW, will be awarded to platinum-selling rock legend Marilyn Manson.
This year’s APMAs, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low, will broadcast live the evening of July 18 from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio (schottensteincenter.com). The APMAs are offering a “punk-rock convention” as an alternative to the Republican National Convention taking place in the magazine’s hometown of Cleveland that night.
The star-studded red carpet will once again be hosted by infectious frontman Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die and macabre beauty Ash Costello of New Years Day.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Alternative Press Music Awards tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster here. VIP experience packages are available via SoundRink-An Experience Company-and will include limited merchandise, elite access to the red carpet and prime indoor seating and VIP meet-and-greets. The VIP Pit Experience is for the loudest, most energetic fan of the APMAs. This is the best experience for the fan who wants to be so close to the action that they’re a part of it, themselves. Tickets are extremely limited! The VIP Pit Experience is located in the center of the largest stage the APMAs has ever had. The stage features a large V-thrust that makes every seat the best seat in the house. Pick up your VIP Pit Experience tickets now via www.altpress.com/pit.
Last year’s trending event earned the title of “The GRAMMYs of Alternative Music” from TIME Magazine. The 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards achieved over one million views on AXS TV and over three million views on YouTube. Re-live 2015’s best moments via the highlight reel here. The APMAs have featured performances by some of today’s biggest rock artists and bona fide legends-from Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco and Paramore’s Hayley Williams to Weezer, Joan Jett and Guns N’ Roses co-founder Slash.
Building upon the success of last year’s event, the APMAs is thrilled to once again be supported by returning title sponsor Journeys, a leader in the teen specialty retail scene focused on lifestyle-driven branded footwear and accessories in over 800 stores across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. In addition to Journeys, the APMAs also welcomes fellow sponsors Monster Energy, CreativeLive, DW Drums, CD Baby, Disc Makers, Rise Records, Eleven Seven Music, Better Noise Records, Musicians Institute, EarthQuaker Devices, Razor & Tie, Hopeless Records, Sub City, Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen, Ernie Ball, Epitaph Records, Equal Vision Records, MerchNOW, Vans, Fearless Records, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, AKT, SharpTone, Lovers Are Lunatics, Entertainment One, Another Century, Pure Noise Records, Amazon Music, Joey Sturgis Tones, The Recording Academy, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, SoundExchange and SoundRink.
Don’t miss the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and your chance to cast your vote for your favorite bands! Check altpress.com/apmas over the coming weeks for new announcements and information.
The APMAs are produced by Mike Shea, Joe Scarpelli, Josh Bernstein, Kevin Lyman and Marc Grant.
About Alternative Press:
Now in its 30th year, Alternative Press continues to be on the forefront of discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends in music and youth culture. Since its early days as a pasted-up fanzine in the mid-’80s, Alternative Press is one of the largest music magazines in the world. AP provides in-depth interviews and exclusive photos, making it an essential collectors piece for a passionate fan base, as well as digitally through various mobile formats. AP has expanded its digital reach via an enhanced mobile app and Altpress.com, one of the world’s fastest-growing websites. The site has become a necessary destination for up-to-the-minute breaking news, coverage from our national APTV correspondents, exclusive multimedia premieres and much more. Additionally, the brand has been successfully extended through live events, beginning with the launch of the AP Tour and the company’s annual AP Music Award Show, which trended No. 1 worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. Independently owned and operated, AP continues to reach millions of fans, offering them insight to the hottest artists and cultural trends first.
Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 800 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through www.journeys.com, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like national concert tours and the Vans Warped Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear!
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy
About Amazon Music:
Prime Music offers Prime members unlimited ad-free access to more than a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations as part of their Prime membership. Prime members can listen to the entire collection at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. To find out more on how to listen visitwww.amazon.com/
howtolisten. Prime members and customers also have access to tens of millions of tracks to purchase and download in MP3 format in the Amazon Music store atwww.amazon.com/digitalmusic
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also featuresTwitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.