Every few months a naïve journalist gets misled by a false narrative pushed by someone in the recording industry. Last winter it was the New York Times. More recently, Business Insider fell into a similar trap with its headline: “The music industry has made more money in 2015 from a century old technology than ad-supported streaming.”
From Business Insider, June 2014: "[XAPPmedia's] product allows listeners to talk back to radio ads when they come up on ... mobile apps. It uses an iPhone or Android device's microphone to let users actively participate in the ads, rather than passively listen — or tune them out."