Vote For Your Favorite APMAs Nominees Today – The 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy








2016 APMAS * JULY 18, 2016 * COLUMBUS, OH




Honorees, Presenters, Performers and More Coming Soon:



As announced last month, the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy will air live on TV and social media on the evening of July 18th from Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH (555 Borror Dr., Displaced due to the Republican National Convention taking over its hometown of Cleveland, Alternative Press will stage their own Punk Rock Convention, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low.


Although many of Alternative Press‘ young readers may not be able to vote in the upcoming U.S. election, those same readers (in addition to music fans all around the globe) can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite artists at the Alternative Press Music Awards! Voting is open now – in fact, during the past 16 hours, over 50,000 votes have been cast from 113 different countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states). This is more than double the first round voting numbers within the first 24 hours from 2015.


See below for the official list of newly announced award categories and nominees, and visit the Vans Voting Site at to cast your vote.


Best Vocalist:
1          Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
2          Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy
3          Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
4          Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
5          Corey Taylor – Slipknot
6          Caleb Shomo – Beartooth


Best Drummer Presented By DW Drums:
1          Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
2          Loni Robinson – letlive.
3          Dani Washington – Neck Deep
4          Aaron Gillespie – Underoath
5          Jerod Boyd – Miss May I
6          Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides


Best Bassist Presented By Razor & Tie:
1          Skyler Acord – Issues
2          Ryan Neff – Miss May I
3          Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
4          Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
5          Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
6          Kelen Capener – The Story So Far


Best Guitarist:
1          Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens
2          Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
3          Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
4          Misha Mansoor – Periphery
5          JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
6          Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire


Artist Philanthropic Presented By Hopeless Records and Sub City:
1          Jake Luhrs – HeartSupport
2          Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
3          The Used – Living the Dream
4          You Me At Six – Passport Back To The Bars, The Ghost Inside U.K. Fundraiser, PETA
5          The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, The Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
6          This Wild Life – National Breast Cancer Foundation


Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:
1          The Ghost Inside
2          New Years Day
3          Issues
4          PVRIS
5          The Maine
6          Mayday Parade


Song Of The Year Presented by Epitaph Records:
1          Pierce The Veil – “The Divine Zero”
2          Panic! At The Disco – “Hallelujah”
3          Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
4          State Champs – “Secrets”
5          Falling in Reverse – “Just Like You”
6          Never Shout Never – “Hey! We OK”


Best International Band:
1          Babymetal [Japan]
2          Marianas Trench [Canada]
3          Parkway Drive [Australia]
4          One OK Rock [Japan]
5          As It Is [United Kingdom]
6          You Me At Six [United Kingdom]


Best Underground Band:
1          Moose Blood
2          Tiny Moving Parts
3          Creeper
4          Too Close To Touch
5          ROAM
6          Cane Hill


Breakthrough Band:
1          State Champs
2          Set It Off
3          Knuckle Puck
4          I Prevail
5          New Years Day
6          Neck Deep


Best Live Band:
1          Slipknot
2          Issues
3          Neck Deep
4          Beartooth
5          Motionless In White
6          Attila


Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:
1          Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”
2          Panic! At The Disco – “Emperor’s New Clothes”
3          August Burns Red – “Identity”
4          State Champs – “If I’m Lucky”
5          The Wonder Years – “Cardinals”
6          All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give”


Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy:
1          Real Friends
2          PVRIS
3          Fall Out Boy
4          Twenty One Pilots
5          Beartooth
6          All Time Low
7          Motionless In White
8          Slipknot
9          Panic! At The Disco
10        Sleeping With Sirens


Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys:
1          Bring Me The Horizon – That’s the Spirit
2          All Time Low – Future Hearts
3          Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
4          Knuckle Puck – Copacetic
5          The Maine – American Candy
6          Sleeping With Sirens – Madness
7          State Champs – Around The World And Back
8          August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places
9          Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
10        Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You


Watch all of the exclusive Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards nominee announcement videos here, hosted by Tonight Alive‘s Jenna McDougall and Set It Off‘s Cody Carson.


Alternative Press Music Awards Early Bird tickets are on sale now – visit THIS LINKto grab yours! General sale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster beginning April 4th. In addition, the APMAs is partnering with PromoWest Fest (, Columbus, OH, July 15-17), so tickets will also be available via their box office through Ticketmaster.


“Columbus is a huge music city, so we’re excited to host the APMAs this year. The date aligned perfectly with PromoWest Fest and we are working with the APMAs to leverage our two events to create a 4-day weekend that showcases top artists and music industry professionals. Stay tuned for some surprises,” states Becky Long, Vice President of Sales & Brand Marketing at PromoWest Fest.


Details regarding tickets and VIP packages, honorees, presenters, performers, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances, and more will be available soon via


Each Alternative Press Music Awards show has featured some of the greatest artists in modern music, ranging from today’s biggest rock stars such as Fall Out BoyParamore, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer, to musical legends such as Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry, SlashJoan Jett & The BlackheartsSmashing Pumpkins and Ice-T. Countless renowned artists such as Rob ZombieBlink-182Twenty One PilotsTaking Back SundayAll Time LowMotionless In White, Run of RUN DMCBring Me The Horizon, and beyond have appeared at the APMA‘s, with spectacular performances from artists including (but not limited to) New Found Glory, YellowcardA Day To RememberAgainst Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace, Motion City Soundtrack and more. Additionally, the APMA‘s is recognized for presenting collaborative cover performances unlike music fans have ever seen before, like Joan Jett and Slash teaming up to perform “Star Star” by the Rolling StonesAsking Alexandria performing Duran Duran‘s “Hungry Like The Wolf” with Jonathan Davis of KornHalestorm and Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor covering Temple Of The Dog‘s “Hunger Strike”, and many more.


Last year’s event – which took place July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland – was a massive victory for the music community, garnering unprecedented support demonstrated by a staggering 15.7 billion total media impressions (over seven times the impressions of the 2014 show). Last year’s event also earned the title of “The GRAMMYs of Alternative Music” by TIME Magazine. The 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards achieved over 1 million views on AXS TV, and over 3 million views on YouTube. Re-live 2015’s best moments via the highlight reel here.
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 EnergyCreativeLive, DW Drums, CD Baby, Disc Makers, Rise Records, Eleven Seven Music, Better Noise Records, Musician’s Institute, Earthquaker Devices, Razor & Tie, Hopeless Records, Sub City, Ernie Ball, Epitaph Records, Equal Vision Records, Merch Now, Vans and Fearless Records.


Don’t miss the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and your chance to cast your vote for your favorite bands! Check 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, 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.


About Journeys:
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, a mobile website, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like The Journeys Noise Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear! Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.


About Monster:
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. |