Maybe it's just me. But I really do think that music can enhance or detract from the creative process. So, maybe I ought never listen to Springteen when I create (better to listen to him when barreling down I-95, anyway...Just sayin'!) But, conversely, if I want to achieve a certain artistic result, I should listen to a certain genre of music. If I'm struggling with a piece of art, perhaps, a change of music would help.
A bit skeptical about my theory? Try an experiment for yourself. Notice it the next time you walk into a grocery store. What sort of music are they playing? How about when you hear a song from your youth playing on a TV commercial? Does it illicit a certain feeling, memories of who you were and where you were when the song was popular? I bet it does!
So how about you? Do you think music influences your art?