Music elevates humans to a whole new level. No where in nature is equable to human's sonic sophistication (a composition of a story/emotion thru a collection of sounds). Think about. There is visual beauty in mountains, a sunny day. For scents/food, sure we don't find a sauteed dishes (maybe via burn pig in forest fire). See, it is reproducible. Apples are more succulent right off the tree. Touch, we won't go there. Nature has audio; in the whisping of reeds of the grass but only human-made beauty can tell a story of human interaction/experience.
Movies are not included here but they utilized both visual and audio to tell a story. I guess now the interesting question now is how musicians fared vs movie actors in the age of silent film.