The aim of this study is to examine the topos of music as a people-uniting phenomenon in an explorative way. Interviews with 41 residents of Graz with migration background, conducted within the project Music and Minorities by Richard Parncutt, were analyzed. A qualitative content analysis revealed relations between music and integration as well as restrictions and counter-arguments. Different musical styles and contexts were considered. Results: Music can be regarded as a commonality of people with different cultural identities, namely as a common interest and common knowledge. Music enhances interpersonal encounters and intensifies integrative aspects of events in various ways. Some respondents limited the role of these aspects for integration. On some levels music can be interculturally understood and is thus in part an intercultural communication medium. It can support language learning and is relevant for social contacts as content of communication. Music supports well-being and can enhance feeling at home in Graz. Music of one?s own cultural group strengthens cultural identity and well-being, irrespectively of the personal degree of integration. Many respondents would like to present music of their culture to other residents of Graz, with the following aspirations: the music could be liked, evoke interest and communicate knowledge about the culture; It could change attitudes in a positive way. Some respondents claimed that music is mostly perceived inattentively and thus cannot communicate knowledge or evoke interest. If people get the possibility to present their music, they perceive this as interest in their culture, which supports their self-esteem and well-being. The necessity of financial support was addressed. The presentation of music of different cultures is also problematic: stereotypical expectations are reinforced and homogeneity is suggested; Not everyone identifies him- or herself with musical pieces that are regarded as typical of one?s culture.