Here are some interesting stats from a recent survey on the behaviours and preferences of Canadian music fans. What do you suppose is the best-known festival in the country? It’s the Calgary Stampede followed by the Montreal and Toronto jazz festivals. Interesting. Canadians say that they listen to an average of 33 hours of music per week. With 168 hours in a week, that means we devote almost 20% of that just to music. Crazy. And we apparently spend a lot of money on our music jones. The survey suggests we spend an average of $245 dollars a year on music, not including the cost of concert tickets. That’s substantially higher than many other countries including the US where I’ve heard that the number is around $40. That’s a year, by the way. So yeah, Canadians really do love their music.