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Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke series delayed

Back in February, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said at the Code Media conference that the company’s Carpool Karaoke series would debut on Apple Music in April. But now the company tells Reuters that the series has been pushed back:

A premiere party for “Carpool Karaoke” scheduled for March in Los Angeles was postponed without explanation days before it was to take place. This week, the company again postponed its launch party, which had been rescheduled for Monday.

Apple, a company known for its precisely coordinated product launches, declined to explain the delays, but said in a statement that “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year.”

This is a little bit surprising, given that we saw an extensive trailer that seems to suggest the series has mostly been shot, but perhaps it’s not quite done yet? Cue said Planet of the Apps was expected to appear in the spring—maybe Apple’s waiting to drop the two together to maximize attracting new subscribers?

Apple also recently bought the rights to a documentary about music producer Clive Davis; that film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, and it’s expected to appear on Apple Music sometime after that. Maybe Apple is getting all its ducks in a row for its big Apple Music video push.