Nielsen, the chart company, has released some stats on Canadians’ love for live music events. According to their Music 360 Canada 2015 report, more than half of us–52%, actually–claim to have attended some kind of live music event in the past year while 17% admitted to going to a music festival.
- The most well-known festival in the land? The Calgary Stampede. Next most popular? The Montreal and Toronto Jazz Fests. Surprised? I was.
- Canadians say we spend on average 33 hours a week listening to music.
- Canadians apparently spend the most money on music. They peg the amount at $245, not including the cost of concert tickets. That’s substantially higher than the number I’ve heard quoted for the US, which is around $40. Yes, forty dollars. A year. (If I’m wrong about that, please correct me. It seems awfully low.)
And now, a nice chart explaining what we do when we go to see live music.