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Types of music icons
To designate music, people usually use musical notes. Quaver (eighth notes), to be exact. There are two types that are seen everywhere:
one eighth note
two eighth notes beamed together (more frequently)
Their popularity is understandable and there is no need to explain much why people perceive musical notes as a symbol of music. The earliest form of musical notation can be found on a cuneiform tablet that was created around 2000 BC, so it's quite an established pattern.
However, these are not the only options for music icons. Depending on what you want to express, other related symbols can also be used:
microphone (if you are referring to live music, for example)
All of these icons can be used to symbolize music for your website, app, or presentation, depending on the situation. You don't have to do things exactly like everyone else — improvise if you feel like.
Example of usage
Here is the example of Japanese graphic design, please take a look at this concert poster called Shun Sakai concert: