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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.



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27 weeks 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.
Rating: 31 Votes
27 weeks ago
Teehee, I actually enjoyed that lol
Rating: 20 Votes
27 weeks 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.
Rating: 17 Votes
27 weeks ago
Dudes pretty funny.
Rating: 16 Votes
27 weeks 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.
Rating: 16 Votes
27 weeks ago
man this fat british guy is terrible
Rating: 15 Votes
27 weeks ago
"Eddy Cue in a 'hip' commercial"

Rating: 12 Votes
27 weeks ago

i thought i read somewhere that apple didn't like using celebrity to promote it's product.


Either you haven't been even following Apple for very long or you haven't learned anything about the company in the last 30+ years.





34 Apple Ads Starring Celebrities:
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/34-apple-commercials-starring-celebrities-139792
Rating: 11 Votes
27 weeks ago
I am so glad America takes all of our insufferable people like Piers Morgan and James Corden
Rating: 11 Votes
27 weeks ago

I'm done!! XD

With? Life, love, eating, driving, diving, jogging which/what are you done with!?

I actually thought that one was funny...... "why didn't you give him something to drink?" Classic! Reminds me of all the Sally Struthers commercials with all the starving kids.... why not give them a damn sandwich! But why should I say it if Sam can say it oh so much better (maybe for some there is some NSFW words): [MEDIA=youtube]P0q4o58pKwA[/MEDIA]
Rating: 9 Votes

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