"Escuchar música" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to listen to music", and "me gusta leer" is a phrase which is often translated as "I like to read". Learn more about the difference between "escuchar música" and "me gusta leer" below.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
a. to listen to music
Todos en el tren tienen sus audífonos puestos, escuchando música.Everyone on the train has their headphones on, listening to music.
Las niñas pasaron toda la tarde escuchando música en sus habitaciones.The girls spent all afternoon listening to music in their rooms.