Frankly speaking, unless you're using noise cancelling headphones and listening to music at loud enough volume to drown out traffic noise completely, I don't see how it is any different from listening to music while driving.
I never listen to music while riding. I want to be fully aware of surrounding sounds while riding. I believe listening music takes away some attention of rider. Which is not good for him and other people on road.
And I do not promote people listening to music while driving.
So yes I think riders should be fined.
Same here, always traveling with the music. Of course we shouldn't forget about the safety on the road and don't listen it very loud, in order to hear everything around. Another reason for that - we need to take care of our ears now, when we are young, otherwise in couple of years we will be checking hearing aids for sale online and not hearing when wife calls us to have a dinner.
Motorcycling can be a thrilling and immersive activity, and music can further amplify that sensation. By playing music that resonates with your personal taste, we can create a soundtrack that complements the exhilaration of the ride. It can help create a sense of rhythm and flow, making the journey more immersive and engaging.
I think as long as the rider can hear everything that's going on around them, there is no point in fining the rider for that. But riding definitely would be safer without listening to music. The rider should be fully focused on the road, so I think they shouldn't listen to music on busy roads.