James Corden Pitches Apple Music in New Ad

Apple debuted a new Apple Music ad tonight during the 2016 Emmy Awards, featuring "Late Late Show" host James Corden pitching commercial ideas to Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue and Bozoma Saint John.


Iovine, Cue and Saint John task Corden with pitching commercial ideas that can easily get across some Apple Music features, like offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs. Instead, Corden pitches a series of ads where he dresses up like iconic music acts.

After he's rejected, Corden pitches more specific commercials where he hands a thirsty boy in a desert an iPhone with Apple Music and where he dives in a body of water filled with 40 million apples. After a few more desperate pitches, the commercial cuts to black with white lettering mentioning that Apple Music has offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs.

The commercial is the latest collaboration between Apple and Corden. The late night host helped open Apple's September 2016 special event by "driving" Tim Cook to the event while singing karaoke. Corden and Apple are also working on a Carpool Karaoke TV show exclusively for Apple Music, though Corden will only be producing the series.

Earlier today, Apple also debuted three other commercials: Two iPhone 7 commercials focused on its water resistance and low-light camera and an Apple Watch Series 2 commercial.

Top Rated Comments

zakarhino Avatar
67 months ago
man this fat british guy is terrible
don't they make a TV commercial about the Apple Watch while he joins the Biggest Loser?
Foul and unnecessary. What a great community we have here at MacRumors.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lolkthxbai Avatar
67 months ago
Teehee, I actually enjoyed that lol
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jgreg728 Avatar
67 months ago
Am I the only one who was kind of put off by this? Like yeah it was funny, but this whole thing kind of felt...forced, for lack of a better term. Having Iovine Cue and St John there just gave off an arrogant vibe. They're management of a company, not celebrities. Idk say what you want but I wasn't a fan of the decision to make this.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Patriot24 Avatar
67 months ago
This, along with the current crop of iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 commercials, are the best batch they've had in a while. Humor, emotion, great use of music to build the visuals, awesome visuals, etc. Kudos.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jax44 Avatar
67 months ago
Dudes pretty funny.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jesusplay Avatar
67 months ago
man this fat british guy is terrible
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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