If it stimulates ideas, or reminds you of specific things, it's probably getting in the way.
meditation at it's simplest is simply being able to control what you are thinking about for any length of time. Achieving focus on yourself could totally be assisted by music. Even focus on the the music to the exclusion of everything else is absolutely a form of meditation.
By the way, if you're new to meditation, depending on who you are it can be the most horribly, excrutiatingly boring ten minutes of your life! But it is worth it.
Listening to music can release all of stress minded.
Listening to music can get a positive energy.
Listening to music is the best way to uplift your mood