Hey AP Fans -

The world of content is indeed changing.

We consume media differently than we did a few years ago. How we read, when we read, what we read… Sometimes, it feels like it’s changing every few months. To embrace these (and future) advancements, we are changing how we bring all things AP to you in some amazing new ways!

This is why we are really excited to announce A3: AltPress All Access, featuring our new membership program!

Since we live in a culture that has opted to forgo long-term memberships in so many areas of our lives, AP will be introducing new one-, six- and 12-month membership options. We’re eliminating our previous subscription model and replacing it with our new membership program, which gives AP fans more flexibility and choice in their purchases.

We also are really excited to announce our new monthly product for all of our die-hard supporters, the AltPress MerchBox! Think of it as Loot Crate or Birchbox for music fans, full of stickers, pins, patches, music, apparel and more. Each box will be carefully curated by AP’s team to make sure you’re receiving items that you’ll love each month! When you think about it, it’s literally a discovery box, curated to introduce you to new music and products along with some of your faves! You never know what you’ll receive in each month’s box until it shows up at your doorstep—-and that’s the fun of it!

In addition to our memberships, we are unveiling an all-new look for our magazine and we couldn’t be more excited to share the first issue with you! There are many things that don’t work in digital formats that still work, and always will, in print. Things that can make AP even more of a keepsake, collectible item that you’ll want to display proudly and revisit again and again. The new AP will blow you away—we promise!

Our new and improved print edition will be 45% larger and printed on high-end, glossy paper, making our photos bigger and more vibrant than ever. You might even want to frame some of the amazing shots of your favorite bands you’ll now be receiving in each issue. We’ll still cover all of your favorite artists, but on an even more enhanced level! It’ll feature the best in music photography from around the world with a new generation of emerging fashion and music photographers and the most in-depth interviews you’ll find anywhere. It’s a print book that you’ll want to keep and revisit for a long time, capturing musicians in a way you’ve never seen them before.

To help with the transition into our new model, we want to reward our most loyal fans. All previous AltPress subscribers will get a 12-month digital subscription to our new AP publication. Readers who have more than 12 issues left in their current subscription, will receive the exact number of issues remaining. As a current subscriber, you also will receive 50% off the first month of your new membership when you join. You’ll still be able to find the new AP in stores, too, such as Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo in Canada and select bookstores.

This new era of AP will be an exciting one for us, and we hope that you’ll become a member of the new AltPress. All the information and details on our new memberships can be found below.

We cannot say enough how much we appreciate your support of AltPress. It really means a lot to us. We’re a small staff who do what we do out of love for our community of misfit music fans. What we want to do is create the best products and experiences we possibly can. We are really looking forward to continuing to do that with this next generation of AltPress.

Mike Shea



Pick your plan.

Time to make a choice! All  of our membership plans include the new Alternative Press, but a select few can sign up to receive a custom-curated AP MerchBox, which will include a variety of items any music fan would love. Limited quantities are available, and this package will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. If we run out, we’ll add you to our wait list and let you know when a spot opens up.


Get Excited.

As soon as you sign up, our team will feverishly begin assembling your order. As a new member, you’ll be assigned a numeric code (your AltPress All Access code) that you can use if you ever have any issues. If you've chosen a plan that includes the custom-curated AP MerchBox, expect music and music-related collectables, apparel, gear, limited-edition merch and much more that you simply cannot get anywhere else.


Stalk Your Mailbox

Whether you are receiving just the new Alternative Press or the new AP plus the MerchBox, you can expect it to get delivered straight to your door every month until your term runs out! Each box will be different, meaning every month is going to have new surprises.


• Receive issues faster
No long-term commitments
Personalized customer service
MerchBox exclusive items
Members only sales and coupons
• Full account control


• All new design
45% larger (9x11)
Premium, high quality paper
• Bigger, better, brighter photos
Collectible & bookshelf ready
• Culture driven



AP 353 (Ash Costello) is the final print copy current subscribers will receive. By December 15, 2017, all current AP subscribers will be migrated to the new digital subscription format available on iOS and Android.

To enhance your experience we have moved away from the subscription model to our new membership program. That means you’re getting more than just a magazine; you’re getting invite-only video content , member only sales, exclusive merchandise and more when you sign up. You’re in luck, because current subscribers will automatically receive 50% off your first month of any new membership program when you join by January 31, 2018. Go to the section MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS above.

You will receive an email to the address we have on file with a code and login information by December 15, 2017, for your enjoyment to begin. Head to the Apple App Store or Google Play and download our app. Upon receipt of the code and login information you will have access to download the next 12 digital releases until the duration of your 12 month term ends (December 31, 2018).

If by December 15, 2017 you have not received your login credentials, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our team will be in contact within 2-3 business days.

Everyone is in luck - we will be honoring a 12-month digital subscription to ALL current AP subscribers. If you have more than 12 months remaining in your term, you will receive AP digital for the full length of your remaining term.

If you work with Alternative Press as an authorized agent or partner, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our team will be in contact.

Head to the bottom of this page and fill out the form so that we can get your information and make sure you have a seamless experience. Be careful, don't leave any information out as this could cause delays. If you have a question we didn't answer here, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and someone from our team will be in contact within 2-3 business days.


Membership packages are currently available for purchase. If you sign up today, you can consider yourself part of the AltPress All Access program, and you will receive your all access pass number. The first shipment is set to arrive in mid-December (pending scheduling). You can expect each shipment to arrive mid-month for the duration of your term.

Each month you will receive the AltPress MerchBox that includes the latest edition of AP as well as handpicked items from your favorite (and new favorite!) brands that may include collectables, apparel, limited-edition merch and MORE!

Super easy, log in to your customer portal and adjust your shirt size at any time.

Yes, through select partners and in very limited quantities. We will continue to be carried at Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and more! To find an available retailer near you, head to altpress.com/wheretobuy.

The new membership platform will allow you to manage multiple gift memberships in one place. Simply log in to your A3 customer portal and you can manage all your gifts in one spot. Feel free to splurge and get the whole family their own memberships!

First of all, congratulations on what is hopefully an exciting move. If your address changes for any reason you are able to log in to your customer portal and update your shipping address. Your updated address will take effect immediately and you will never miss an issue as long as you update before the first of the month! Skip the phone and the store; you’re in control.

We’d like to start by saying that we will miss you. Hopefully it’s not something we did, and if it is, can you at least let us know? If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your AP membership, once your term has ended, you will be able to cancel your membership via your customer portal. This is an auto-renew system, so please be aware, the system will continue to charge until you cancel in your portal. For any other questions, please refer to our terms and conditions.

Your credit card details are NOT stored in our servers. The card details you enter while signing up for your membership program are moved to the payment gateway in order to process your subscription renewals for each cycle.

Totally! Fill out the form below, and our customer support team will reach out to you within 2-3 business days.

Yes, you will be charged taxes based upon the state you live in at each charge.

If you believe you have experienced a billing error, please fill out the form below and our customer support team will reach out within 2-3 business days.

You can manage your payment options within your customer portal

All memberships are listed in USD.

We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal.

Click here to access your customer portal. Once there, follow the prompts to set up your account and log in. If there are any issues along the way, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our team will be in contact within 2-3 business days.

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Wooo! We are always looking for new and exciting partners to team up with! If you want to be part of the AltPress MerchBox, fill out the contact form below and we will be in contact within 2-3 business days.