Good article from Harry Marks. I’m surprised at how great of a deal iTunes Radio is:
Apple is making iTunes Radio free ad-supported for all users with an ad-free option for iTunes Match subscribers. For $25 a year, listeners will get iTunes Radio without any ads, as well as access to their iTunes libraries stored in the cloud from any device. Not a bad deal when compared with Pandora’s annual $36 fee for better streaming quality, no ads, and “custom skins”.
If you want mobile support with Spotify or Rdio, it will cost you $120 per year.