Why is it that some music has a higher ''Art-status''?

Like Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. Dada Blues. Verbal and musical chaos, but very complex at the same time. Deep, but very open, very direct. Unique! Why has the Captain's music such a high ''Art-status''? Because it's bizar, and eccentric? Because not everyone can listen to it,... show more Like Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. Dada Blues. Verbal and musical chaos, but very complex at the same time. Deep, but very open, very direct. Unique!

Why has the Captain's music such a high ''Art-status''?
Because it's bizar, and eccentric? Because not everyone can listen to it, and enjoy it? Because it takes ''acquired taste''? Because it's absolutely one-of-a-kind?

What does it take for music to get this Art-Status?

Same goes for artists like Frank Zappa, and David Bowie. Their music is different; their music is not just music...it's art.
But why do you think this only goes for certain bands and artists? Why is some music just ''''music, and other music ''art''?

Your opinion is very much appreciated, since I have been thinking about this for a while now... :)
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