It is because the parents are such staunch supporters to some degree of music that they support it and what they support they will sometimes respond to, except for some rare cases when the parents hate music and restrict their kids in some way because of it. So the animals such as cats and dogs can be soothed by playing music. It also in part may act as a stress remover in stressful situations if you allow the music to soothe the raw edge while working. Music is the language of the emotions some may say. But some people don't know how to express themselves and music allows for their expression of emotion. Music is the universal language, everyone may understand it. You don't have to speak the language at the moment that the other guy speaks to be understood.
Music can master you and make it where your mind becomes more transmutable and changes of the body may occur easier. With this in mind, music can help you lose weight and it causes you to not think about eating. So if you weren't listening to music, then you might go in an do your urges that are bodily unless you are rare and do urges while listening to music. As through the music you are more easily and rapidly responding except to voices. Unless your unconcious. where you rapidly regenerate and respond a to voices an at least in your mind.
The radio station is a good example of full time streaming music and soothing at the moment. I have two online streams below on this document that are good examples. They are up constantly and make it interesting to hear the songs being played.
One is called Music launchpad and the other is a link to online music streaming. The Rock Music Radio Stations Online lists Rock stations that plays alternative hard core rock & roll and other. The Musical Launchpad website launches many types of music that is for soothing the nerves. Both are relaxing radio stations to work while listening too, of course you may have your own preference.
Katt 100.5 and other Stations Streaming Media Music
Skyhawk and Jean