Moby at Apple Store in Los Angeles

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Musical artist, Moby, will be at Apple Store 'The Grove' in Los Angeles CA on Thursday, December 4th, 2003 at 6:30 pm.

    Moby will be presenting a selection from his new DVD which features videos, live performances, as well as unreleased songs and demos.

    Apple has previously coordinated larger musical performances at their local Apple Stores (Thursday and Thrice) and continues to blur the line between Computer company and Media company.
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    If you think about it, it seems a little strange that Moby is at an Apple Store doing a promo for his new DVD.

    I think it's a sign to come... more artists at Apple Stores... drawing different audiences then the usual mall folk.

  3. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    I wonder if it's a way to promote FCP4 and DSP2.

    One day Apple will probably get more in depth with music and the movie biz.
  4. punter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
  5. VicMacs macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    Dominican Republic
    moby is cool

    didnt he make an apple commercial ?
  6. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
    I'm all for it. Moby is good stuff. I'm sorry if I sound dumb but I had never heard of Thursday or Thrice so eh. Moby and Apple seem like they would go together well somehow.
  7. johnnowak macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2003
    New York, New York
  8. azdude macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2003
    Heh... I met the Wallflowers at the Arizona Biltmore Apple Store, but they were just shopping. They bought a couple of 30GB iPods, and a couple laptops, IIRC. "for the bus" ;)
  9. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village

    Totally Freakin Sweet!!!!!!!!
    Too bad I'm in Wisconsin.... =(

    To answer an above commercial, I know Moby was in the iPod introduction video, but I don't think he's been in an actual TV-aired commericial.
  10. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Akron, OH
    *crosses fingers*Blue Man Group*crosses fingers*

    This is really great news.
  11. Java macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Marin County (where else?)
    i wonder…

    Lookin' good for Apple.

    I was just thinking about other computer stores, such as the Gateway stores. When was the last time we say any big name performers rock out in cow pastures?

    Sorry to go a little off topic, but Apple is more than just computers—it is a way of life.
  12. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    This is good news in general - but doesn't Moby live in NYC? If so, seems odd he would go to Cali to push the DVD, but then again, I fall asleep watching MTV Cribs sometimes, so I could be wrong :)
  13. Sheebahawk macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2003
    Long Beach California

    didn't they do intel commercials? just a big bite off the smurfs anyway

    I really like the store at the grove, its good that a big name like moby is going to bring even more attention there.

    This is good publicity, hope it keeps up and continues through 2004, keeping the apple brand fresh in consumers minds
  14. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    This isn't much of a streach... since Moby is a Mac users...


    I read something in MacAddict... or Macworld... probably MacAddict that said he liked macs...

    And Moby is pretty main stream really... So...
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I wonder if this will hurt apple's chances of winning a lawsuit vs. the Beetles' record lable (the other apple). I hope not...
  16. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Akron, OH
    Re: Mobe

    Yes they are....

    but they do use Macs in the Vegas show and on the rock tour. Their latest album, The Complex, was created on G4s.
  17. Edot macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2002
    Moby and Apple

    Moby has been featured in several iPod/iTunes videos, and I think he had iPod/iMac stations set up on his tour.
  18. Sabenth macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
  19. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    Re: Moby and Apple

    AFAIK it's just one video. The commercial I most remember Moby for, though, is the SciFi Channel where he kicks the tunes with the alien spaceship from Close Encounters.
  20. bellychris macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2003
    New Jersey
    aparently lots of musicians visit apple stores

    during the apple creative expo in nyc this year we decided to go to the apple soho store afterwards and fred durst was there. Im not really into his music but one of my friends got his autograph he was pretty nice. He aparently was buying some music software for his mac and a case for his 30 gb ipod.
  21. LoopHoles macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2003
    quite frankly, I think this statement makes no sense. apple does not own the copyrights to actual widely distributed media or make money off media content. tell me which media apple is receiving money for distributing? the media that comes from the "media companies" themselves thru iTMS (a little bit of $). on the other hand, many content authors, such as filmmakers, musicians, writers (e.g., coppola, moby, seal, aaron sorkin {created west wing}) are known to use macs, so there's always going to be that association.
  22. yumpin yiminy macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2003
    Bands do shows in record stores often. That really doesn't make the record stores media companies. But, who knows what might happen with Apple in terms of part of their future to get revenue streams? They just might become a media company of some sort.
    Moby doing an in-store appearance ain't likelly some harbinger of that though.

    OT: I do worry about the independent re-sellers and how they have to compete with Apple.
    I also worry about every other company trying to steal Apple's thunder with iPod/iTunes of their own.

    Oh well. Business as usual....
  23. ddbean macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2003
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Re: True Blue Switchers...

    So we should see a true Blue switcher ad featuring Blue Man Group? That'd be great (too bad Apple's dropped their switch promos).
  24. 24motion macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2003
    That's cool for Apple but...

    That's cool for Apple, Moby's is a good musician, but I just hope during his set he doesn't start spouting off about his politics... he's entitled to his own opinion, but I wish personally would hope he just sticks to the music... his website has been known to go on for days about his political point of view, which turned me off to listening to his music.
  25. tsmit macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2003
    Thats great...

    Thats great, I saw Tom Brady and Troy Brown at the Apple Store: Cambridgeside.

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