Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Alan Cross0
Surprise! Study Says That Canadians Love Live Music
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.