As a Muslim person since birth, I have always heard that music is prohibited (Haram) by all scholars in TV, radio, books and recently on the internet until I have heard a session with Sheikh Adel Alkablani (one of the Imams of Almasjid Alharam in Makkah).
He claimed that music itself is allowed (Halal), but what comes with the music is prohibited (haram) e.g. the dancing, mixing men with ladies, etc. He even supported his claim with proof. He also said as long as music does not prevent you from doing your prayers and other pillars of Islam then it is Halal. When I was doing research I found that there are others who believe in the same idea as sheikh Adel.
I could not find an English page with this claim, but if you read Arabic you can search in goggle and you will get a lot of results. I also find him in youtube saying the same thing.
Now I am confused. Is Music Halal (permissible) or Haram (prohibited)?