Apple buys streaming rights to Carpool Karaoke spinoff series

Apple has secured the streaming rights to Carpool Karaoke, a popular segment from the Late Late Show with James Corden that's being spun out into its own series. The show will stream first exclusively for subscribers to Apple Music.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

New installments of the 16-episode series will stream weekly on Apple Music, the $10-a-month streaming music service that Apple launched last year. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be soon.

Apple's Eddy Cue had this to say about the purchase:

"We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages," said Eddy Cue, who oversees internet software and services including Apple Music for the tech giant. "It's a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride." 

The segment has proven quite popular, and features James Corden driving around in a car with famous musical artists or other interesting guests. Guests to date have included Elton John, Adele, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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  • "Guests to date have included Elton John, Adele, and First Lady Michelle Obama." Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Missy Elliott, and others weren't good enough to make your cut? This article is bias.
  • Few comments are more deserving of a "Wait....what?!" Congrats, EPJS!
  • Don't you think Missy Elliott is more deserving of a mention than Adele? He's just listing his favorites, which is why it's bias. Gwen Stephani is another music great that also didn't make his cut.
  • Missy Elliot might be more deserving in my mind, yes--but that's simply my bias (and yours). So what?! The author was just listing some examples of recent guests in a very brief article and you go to the extreme of accusing him of inappropriate bias. Again, his list just might (and I emphasize "might") be due to his bias, but SO WHAT?!
  • Should everyone be listed then? Sent from the iMore App
  • Missy Elliot was on the same episode as Michelle Obama. They were in the car together. Don't you think that's purposeful exclusion?
  • Nope.