If you thought it was just record shops and music media you were wrong!http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/music/#2.3
"Musical ontology is the study of the kinds of musical things there are and the relations that hold between them. The most discussed issues within this field have been the metaphysical nature of works of classical music, and the ‘authentic performance’ relation between such works and their performances. Recently there has been growing interest in the ontologies of other musical traditions, both Western and non-Western, and some scepticism about the value and possibility of doing musical ontology. (For a more detailed overview of the current state of the debate, see Kania, forthcoming a.)..."
"Once it has penetrated, a paralyzing saliva subdues the prey and the snail feeds at leisure, often beginning with the softest parts such as the gonads and gut."