The launch of Beats Music has spurred new interest in the streaming apps market from analytics companies. We reported on App Annie’s latest research last week, but now rival Distimo has published its own stats comparing some of the big streaming services’ performance on iOS. It analysed downloads of the iOS apps for Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music and Deezer in the US, UK and Columbia, as well as MelOn and KakaoMusic in South Korea, between 27 December 2013 and 27 January 2014. It makes for interesting reading. In the US, Beats Music accounted for 23% of the total downloads among these services in that period, compared to 46% for Pandora, 27% for Spotify and 4% for Rdio. In the UK, Spotify took an 81% share ahead of 15% for Deezer and 4% for Rdio, while in Columbia, Spotify took 61% of downloads, Deezer 35% and Rdio 4% again. Korea saw MelOn grab 37% versus KakaoMusic’s 62% of those two apps’ combined downloads.

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