So /mu/, which is it?
Is music art or entertainment?
Sure, it's a bit of both, but get off the fence, how do you view it?
Of course they are correlated, but that doesn't mean music isn't more one than the other
and your definitions are your own, I'm not looking for definitive answers so I can check some box and move on, I'm just curious what people here think
It seems like in art the essence of its purpose is on the creation, while with entertainment the focus is on the work's presentation to others. I'm sure there is music that is pure art or pure entertainment, but usually it's a combination of the two.
Then I would argue you are an outlier, most people find at least some "art" to be anything but entertaining (play Merzbow for grandma and let me know how entertained she is) and most people are not so perverse to find entertainment out of displeasure.
I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just saying I don't think most people would agree.
As a modifier to this question:
Do you approach music as art or as entertainment. When you play a song/album/whatever is your main intent to entertain yourself and those around you, or is it to appreciate/judge it on artistic merit.
Does setting matter? Does the audience?
When I get home from work, after I've eaten I put on music while I browse the internet/read. The majority of the time I end up so into the music I forget what I'm doing and my eyes end up wandering around the room. I guess I see it as both.
There's very few pieces of art that the majority of humans find interesting either. I'm just saying you'd be hard pressed to find anything that absolutely nobody finds entertaining.