Alternative Press magazine staged their annual AP Music Awards show on July 17th, with Panic! at the Disco taking top honors after winning artist of the year. Held at KeyBank State Theater after a last-minute venue change, the awards show was hosted by Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack.
In addition to Panic! at the Disco taking top honors as artist of the year, Andy Black won song of the year for his hit “We Don’t Have To Dance” and Pierce the Veil, who picked up the win for album of the year for their 4th studio album “Misadventures.”
Twenty One Pilots took the coveted ‘Most Dedicated Fanbase’ award, while Silent Planet won ‘Best Underground Band.’ 2017 marked the third year for the awards show, which was launched in 2014. The show was standing room only and carried on streaming services including Amazon, Twitch and Alternative Press’ Facebook.
|The full list of winners for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards (in bold):
Best Guitarist Presented By PRS Guitars:
Best Drummer Presented By Guitar Center, Remo and SJC Drums:
Best Hard Rock Artist Presented By Metal Blade Records and Blacklight Media:
Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys:
Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:
Best Underground Band:
Best Breakthrough Band Presented By SharpTone Records:
Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:
Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:
Best Live Band:
Artist Of The Year:
Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys: