We lived near a mosque in Guyana and we never heard music. I asked the Mayjie and he said music is forbidden in Islam.
That was always the simple answer. As the saying goes, "beautify the Qur'an with your voice". In fact, it should have correctly said "beautify your voice with the Qur'an" as it is the Qur'an recitation that is beautiful regardless of who is reciting it.
'that inimitable symphony, the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy'