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The 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Storms Columbus, OH

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THE JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS 
FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY
STORMS THE CAPITOL WITH ITS OWN PUNK ROCK CONVENTION

2016 APMAS  *  JULY 18, 2016  *  COLUMBUS, OH
LIVE FROM SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER

WELCOMING BACK RETURNING HOSTS
ALEX GASKARTH & JACK BARAKAT OF 
BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPERS ALL TIME LOW

Nominees, Honorees, Performers, Voting, Tickets and More Coming Soon:
ALTPRESS.COM/APMAS

Last year, rock music's newest and most popular awards show - the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy - shut down rock n' roll city, taking over Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena with ground-breaking performances and an exciting, star-studded red carpet, all with the support of devoted alternative music fans from across the globe.

With the Republican National Convention taking over Cleveland this summer, the Alternative Press Music Awards was forced to find a new home for this year's show, and in what better place than the state capitol of Columbus, Ohio.

Continuing their endless support of the genre and its community, Alternative Press will stage their own Punk Rock Convention.

The Alternative Press Music Awards are pleased to announce this year's event broadcast live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus (555 Borror Dr., schottensteincenter.com) on the evening of July 18.
"We are honored and thrilled to have been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards show. Columbus has a vibrant cultural community, and we are excited for this opportunity to show off our thriving arts and music scene."
- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther 
"We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and would like to officially welcome AP and all of their guests to Columbus. We look forward to being a part of what is going to be an amazing night for music and the local community."
-Mike Gatto, general manager of Schottenstein Center
The 2016 APMA's will go head to head - live on TV and via social media - against the Republican National Convention.

Although many of Alternative Press' young readers may not be able to vote in the upcoming U.S. election, those same readers can let their voices be heard by voting for their favorite artists for the Alternative Press Music Awards.

Tickets for the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards will be available through Ticketmaster. Details regarding tickets and VIP packages, nominees, honorees, performers, voting, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances, and more will be available soon via altpress.com/apmas.

When it came to selecting the hosts for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, the choice was obvious.

After last year's non-stop volley of infectious jokes, witty anecdotes and charming introductions, it was clear Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat - eight-time AP cover stars and now presidential nominees - of All Time Low could not be topped.

The APMA's proudly welcomes the duo back to host this year's main event.
"We are so happy to be returning to the APMA's this year to host. Last year we didn't make a lot of new friends (sad face emoji), so this year - we're coming back as something no one can hate, politicians! We look forward to being part of this Punk Rock Convention. Get ready to vote - Stay tuned."
- Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low  
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 Boy, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer, to musical legends such as Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Slash, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Smashing Pumpkins and Ice-T.

Countless renowned artists such as Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Twenty One Pilots, Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Motionless In White, Run of RUN DMC, Bring Me The Horizon, and beyond have appeared at the APMA's, with spectacular performances from artists including (but not limited to) New Found Glory, Yellowcard, A Day To Remember, Against 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 Stones, Asking Alexandria performing Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" with Jonathan Davis of Korn, Halestorm 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 last July 22 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.
"Fans are going to be blown away by all of the surprises we already have planned for this year's APMA's. We've been working on the 2016 show since right after last year's ended, and I already cannot wait to start announcing the initial line-up in the upcoming weeks."
- Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea
Building upon the success of last year's event, the APMA's 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.
"Journeys is excited to return as the title sponsor for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. Music has been in our DNA since we opened our first store in 1986. Through our partnership we're able to capture exclusive content and customize unique campaigns and contests - all to support our employees, our core consumers and a talented community of artists. We've worked with AltPress for several years as an advertiser and are looking forward to building upon an already strong relationship."
- Jim Estepa, president and chief executive officer, Journeys.  
In addition to Journeys, the APMA's welcomes back fellow sponsors Monster Energy, CreativeLive, DW Drums, CD Baby, and Disc Makers.

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 APMA's 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.
 
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 journeys.com, 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. monsterenergy.com | facebook.com/monsterenergy

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