AboutAmerican Music Press, or AMP for short, has existed in magazine form since September of 2002. AMP started [and continues still] as a free monthly publication made available mainly in California. Every two months, AMP combines the past two local issues and releases a nationwide edition, complete with a free sampler CD, all for $1.99. Some bands that have graced the cover of AMP include NOFX, Against Me!, AFI, The Casualties, Alkaline Trio, The Distillers, and more.
AMP recently branched out into the record-making business with the release of American Music Press Presents. The compilation series' first volume is dedicated to the genre of hardcore, with more to come in the future.