Why is The New York Times Touting the “Rewards in Streaming”?

I find it interesting that The New York Times chose to write about one of the very rare instances of an independent songwriter making five digits off of streaming.   Singer/songwriter, Perrin Lamb, who is the focus of the Times article, says that he earned $40,000 from the streaming of one of his songs, from the streaming site, Spotify.   The fact that Mr. Perrin earned some money from his art is a good thing and may he continue doing it.  What I find problematic is that the Times framed the article in such a way that it gives the impression that songwriters [...]