March 11th 2014
By Mike Flaminio
Barely six months after it debuted, Apple's iTunes Radio has already eclipsed Spotify and Google Play All Access (and others) to become the third most popular music streaming service in the US, according to a new report from Statista.
Number two at 9-percent is iHeart Radio and number one at 31-percent is Pandora. iTunes came in at 8-percent. Pandora is beating out everyone by a large margin, so they're the clear leader. iHeart Radio seems to specialize more in terrestrial radio and original content, so I'm not sure I'd place them in the same boat as Pandora, Spotify, Google, and iTunes. So when it comes to winning the ears of music streaming customers, iTunes could be considered #2 in just six months.