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Streaming Services Now Make Up 75 Percent of the Music Industry Revenue

According to a new year-end music industry report by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), streaming music services like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and others are continuing to grow in popularity, and in 2018, it was responsible for 75 percent of total U.S. music industry revenues.

The RIAA points out that revenue from streaming platforms grew 30 percent year over year. The total music industry revenue for 2018 was at $9.8 billion, up from $8.8 billion in 2017 and $7.6 billion in 2016.

Additionally, digital downloads from platforms like iTunes made up 11 percent of total revenue in 2018, and physical sales of vinyl records and CDs made up 12 percent. Vinyl sales also saw an increase of 8% from 2017, the format’s highest revenue level since 1988, while CD sales dropped 34%. Furthermore, paid on-demand subscription services like Apple Music were responsible for much of the music industry’s revenue growth, along with ad-supported services and radio services making up a smaller percentage of the growth.

Head on over here to read the report in its entirety.

Travis Scott Announces Three NYC ‘Astroworld’ Pop-Ups

Travis Scott is now on the East Coast for his ‘Astroworld: Wish You Were Here’ tour, as the Houston rapper announces a trio of pop-up shops taking over New York City this weekend. The shoppable Astroworld locations coincide with Scott’s third sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, as well as his first sold-out show in Brooklyn.

Today marks the opening of Travis’ second Astroworld for Dover Street Market installation, where fans can purchase exclusive collaborative goods.















On Saturday, March 2, two other Astroworld locations will open their doors: one at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and the other at Featured on Flatbush at Barclays Center, where Scott is performing on Saturday and Sunday

Each Astroworld pop-up offers fans merchandise exclusive to the location.

Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3
Dover Street Market
160 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 2
The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Opens at 10 a.m.

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3
Featured on Flatbush at Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Travis Scott & Kevin Durant Sing Rick James’ “Super Freak” on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Last week’s Carpool Karaoke episode with Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey will be a tough one to beat, but Travis Scott and Kevin Durant are pure entertainment in the latest installment of the Emmy-winning series.

Took on @CarpoolKaraoke with @trvisXX – check it out on @AppleTV: https://t.co/6mHbUUAWxZ pic.twitter.com/2PR3Vms36m

— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) March 1, 2019

Just like every other Friday, Apple unleashes a new episode of Carpool Karaoke, this time starring the Grammy-nominated Texas rapper and back-to-back NBA champion. While cruising the streets, the two entertainers compare their career paths and rap some of Travis’ biggest hits in “Sicko Mode” and “Goosebumps.” One of the highlights from the program comes when Travis and Kevin belt out Rick James’ ’80s hit, “Super Freak.”

This is certainly one episode of Carpool Karaoke you don’t want to miss. After watching a preview above, visit Apple to peep the segment in-full.

Vans Launches the Innovative ComfyCush Era With the Help of Lil Wayne

Last week Vans dropped its latest footwear innovation yet—the ComfyCush Era. ComfyCush is a brand new technology that utilizes comfort-based tech to deliver the plushest ride yet from any Vans sneaker.

To celebrate the release, Vans hosted a massive launch event in Brooklyn, NY that transformed a cavernous Bushwick warehouse space into a makeshift high school experience complete with educational ‘labs’ for attendees to learn more about the Comfy Cush technology.








The best part? All attendees were treated to their very own pair of ComfyCush Eras while legendary Brooklyn-based marching band Soul Tigers brought the funk later in the evening with a set that included band staples like Kanye’s “All of the Lights.”

But the real showstopper came toward the end of the night when a surprise performance by Lil Wayne drew fans into a frenzy. He performed a surprisingly long set with bangers like “Lollilop” and Weezy’s verse from “HYFR.”

Peep everything that went down in the photos and video above, and cop your own pair of the Vans ComfyCush Era now.

adidas Taps Sneakersnstuff for Exclusive Nite Jogger Release

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Brand: adidas

Model: Nite Jogger

Key Features: Nylon ripstop and mesh upper, suede and reflective overlays, neon accents, Boost midsole.

Release Date: March 9

Price: $139

Buy: Sneakersnstuff

Editor’s Notes: adidas taps Sneakersnstuff to help usher in the return of the Nite Jogger, as the two companies are gearing up for an exclusive release of the sneaker. The Nite Jogger debuted back in the late ’70s as a runner designed for those who jog at dawn or dusk, thus the Nite Jogger name.

adidas has implemented modern design upgrades to the silhouette, here featuring nylon ripstop and mesh on the upper. The Nite Jogger is then detailed with suede and reflective overlays, in addition to neon accents. Lastly, adidas’ patented Boost tooling is featured in the midsole.

You can look forward to this particular colorway of the Nite Jogger releasing exclusively at Sneakersnstuff and online on March 9.

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adidas Gives the Kamanda the “Triple Black” Treatment

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Brand: adidas

Model: Kamanda

Key Features: Suede upper, mesh tongue, leather heel, gold foil branding, “Carbon Black” sole unit, tonal laces.

Release Date: March 1

Price: $130

Buy: adidas and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: adidas‘ soccer-influenced Kamanda is back in a new look, as the Three Stripes has given the low-top sneaker the “Triple Black” treatment.

The “Triple Black” Kamanda features a suede upper, accented with gold foil branding alongside. The heel is then detailed with leather, while the tongue is constructed from breathable mesh. Lastly, this particular Kamanda colorway boasts a “Carbon Black” sole unit and comes equipped with tonal laces.

adidas’ “Triple Black” Kamanda is scheduled to release Friday, March 1, through authorized adidas accounts.

Hit the comments to let us know if you plan on copping.

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Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Is Finally Available to Purchase

After being announced in 2016, Tesla‘s budget-friendly Model 3 is now available to purchase. The standard Model 3 is priced at $35,000, offering 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph, and 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.

$35,000 Tesla Model 3 Available Nowhttps://t.co/xZ0J4rbbgM

— Tesla (@Tesla) February 28, 2019

Tesla points out that the standard Model 3 obtains the same 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by the US government.

Alongside the standard Model 3, Tesla announces the Model 3 Standard Range Plus with 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140 mph, 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and premium interior features, retailing for $37,000 before incentives.

Tesla is offering these prices worldwide, online only. Interested buyers in North America can already purchase a Tesla straight from your phone in roughly one minute. And if you’re worried about not driving a car before you buy, Tesla allows you to return the vehicle within seven days or 1,000 miles for a full refund.

Tesla reveals that by shifting to online sales, it will lower all vehicle prices approximately 6%. This in turn means that the company will be closing down numerous stores in the coming months. Subsequently, Tesla is placing a concerted effort to make same-day, if not same-hour service, a possibility, with Tesla coming directly to you.

In addition, the company is offering firmware upgrades for new and existing customers. These updates will increase the range of the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3 to 325 miles and increase the top speed of Model 3 Performance to 162 mph, while adding roughly 5% peak power to all Model 3 vehicles.

To scheduled a test drive today, visit tesla.com/drive. Also, you can order the Model 3 here.

Ace Opens Sister City Hotel in New York

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Ace Hotel this week announces its new sister hotel opening in New York, aptly dubbed Sister City. Located in NYC’s Lower East Side, Sister City is positioned right next to the New Museum, in close proximity to restaurants, cafes, neighborhood bars and independent bookstores.

Sister City’s 200 intimate, efficient rooms were designed by Ace Hotel’s in-house creative agency. Following the launch, a restaurant named Floret will be opening on the ground floor, in addition to a rooftop bar with sky and spirits.

Ace’s new NYC hotel is now booking for March and April for just $99. Beginning May 1, following the opening of the restaurant and bar, Sister City’s rates start at $159. These prices are for Sister City members, though, so you’ll have to create an account here in order to take advantage.

Earl Sweatshirt’s DEATHWORLD Just Dropped a Spring Capsule

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Following a winter release from January, Earl Sweatshirt‘s DEATHWORLD looks ahead to the warmer months by launching a new Spring 2019 capsule.

The collection consists of four pieces, including a striped long-sleeve T-shirt, a striped short-sleeve T-shirt, a warm up jacket and matching warm up shorts. The shirts and the jacket welcome branding hits on the left chest, while the shorts feature tonal embroidery on the left leg. Furthermore, the tees are constructed from 100% cotton, and the jacket is lined with mesh. The shorts then welcome an elastic waistband.

With prices ranging from $40 to $70, visit DEATHWORLD’s web store to shop the new spring drop today.





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Offset Howls Like Ric Flair While Eating Spicy Wings on ‘Hot Ones’

In continuing to make his promotional rounds following the release of his debut solo album, Father of 4, Offset links up with Complex and First We Feast to appear on the latest episode of Hot Ones. Being from Atlanta, the Migos member is no stranger to his fair share of chicken wings, but here he trades his beloved lemon pepper flats for the spicy wings of death.

While transitioning from wing to wing, Offset dishes on his knowledge of music industry analytics, what musicians should do with their first big check, and how everyone bites the signature Migos flow. The rapper also tells a number of stories surrounding interactions with the likes of Mike Tyson, Ric Flair and Ellen DeGeneres. Before his time is up, Offset names his favorite piece of jewelry, then listing the top three cereals of all time, as well.

To see if Offset can make it through the Hot Ones spicy wing challenge, press play above. Following, revisit Father of 4 underneath.