What is music if not art? Really, just think of it in terms of art. It's resistant, it's individual, and it's very ambiguous.
May artists and musicians mentioned in art paper samples sometimes were freaks and some of them didn't even finish their higher education. Still, we worship them. Isn't that thought provoking?
People listen to music for specific reasons, and it serves distinct purposes. Some of it's far background song, and a number of it is things that might have an effect on a person's day, if now not their existence, or change an mindset. The quality songs are the ones that make you experience something.