Apple buys Carpool Karaoke spinoff show
Carpool Karaoke’s success has caught the eyes of Apple bosses, who have announced they are buying the rights to the show’s spinoff.
Apple Music will exclusively host the new series.
We have no start date or presenter, but what we do know is that James Cordon will executive produce the 16-part series.
Collectively the views on YouTube for all the TV videos have gone past the 830 million mark.
Some of the other memorable episodes from the TV series which sits in James’ US Late Late Show include texting Leonardo DiCaprio from Jennifer Lopez’s phone, Gwen Stefani, George Clooney, Julia Roberts jamming out together, and more recently getting Michelle Obama to sing along to Beyonce with Missy Eliiot in the back.
According to Music Business Worldwide he said: “We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series of Carpool Karaoke.
“The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?”
Apple, which revolutionised music consumption when it launched iTunes in 2001, last year made a concerted push into the booming area of streaming through Apple Music.
The company says the service has drawn 15 million subscribers but it still trails leader Spotify, which said it had 28 million paying subscribers at the end of 2015.