Watching Ariel's Beginning now ten going on twenty times with my daughter has strengthened my conviction that la décapitation c'est trop propre pour le roi. Banning music? Because your wife died? WTF? What's that got to do with the rest of us? Reminds me of going to war because of a father complex.
First Triton bans music, then he imprisons the entire court for going to a speakeasy, then he imprisons the evil power-hungry female archetype for doing his bidding. It's not her fault Ariel interfered with the capture of a fugitive. Stupid Triton.