Using A-Patch on WLM 8.5 disables "share what you are currently playing" feature

Problem description:
When I patch WLM 8.5 with A-Patch (to hide the ad banner) WLM seems to ignore the song WinAmp is playing (using gen_msn.dll).

What has been tried so far:
I tried different options in A-Patch.

Messenger version: 8.5.1302.1018
A-Patch version: 1.40.031
Windows version: Windows 10 Pro N 1909 x64