it is strange that those who think music is permitted do not know what music and under what circumstances is permitted and by whom.
a) permission of music by a few scholars does NOT mean it is permission to listen to metallica. or qawwalis containing shirk. yeah how many people know the person asked in qawwali is not 'mustaqil' and is an intermediary? asking people to listen to qawwali with a handbook on istigatha in their backpockets is ridiculous.
b) the opinions permitting music are minority and they.do.not.count. the fuqaha have given clear guidelines for that. it is ridiculous. someone once quoted imam dhahiri and a fatwa he gave which was his ijtihad and the fatwa was such that you read it and you knew it was wrong. it was so obvious. just like it is obvious when a 'scholar' permits usury because 'in modern times businesses cannot run w/o usury'. and then someone comes and says to both the opinions of this scholar and imam dhahiri, 'we have a valid difference of opinion', hence to each their own.
ironically that 'tolerance' doesnt stop them for condemning our (stronger) position. it is always 'you must accept permissibility of music aswell'.
mufti abu hajira totally dismantled claim of modernist regarding music in which ranks of scholars were discussed. i suggest searching for my thread 'imam ghazzali and music'.