Michael Wilson's look at the year just gone in music services is excellent:

[You've got…] the story of streaming in 2015: artist as product or artist as propaganda. Like Zuckerman's Famous Pig in Charlotte's Web, musicians today are being fattened either for slaughter or for show, but make no mistake: The beneficiary of all this shiny pink flesh is Zuckerman. It's his pig, his pen, his farm. And either way, no matter what, there are a whole lotta little piggies not named Wilbur who are gonna go to market and just end up bacon.

[Via The Morning News]