LONGS LOVE your bravado... but here is what WILL happen....
APPLE WILL announce a new iradio today, just the sheer enthusiasm for all things APPLE will be enough to put fear into all other streaming music platforms, and P, who has artificially rose only due to data about more listeners, will plummet like a rock. P may have more listeners, but not cash, and the more listeners they get the more they have to pay in Royaltys. APPLE has deep pockets and a relationship with the record companies already so they will be profitable. Get ready for P to head south very soon.
Here is the problem with I tune radio!!
But there’s a catch 22 to all this: iTunes Radio won’t be available to anyone on any platform. Sure, getting rolled into iOS and iTunes gives iTunes Radio a damn big pile of users, but the ability to grow further won’t be there. Own an Android phone? You won’t be an iTunes Radio user, that’s for sure.