According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, people listen to an average of 20 hours of music per week, an increase from 18 hours in 2021. And it’s a good thing as, according to John Hopkins, listening to music can reduce anxiety and pain, help lower blood pressure as well as “improve sleep quality, mood, alertness and memory.”
But did you know that, in general, people stop “discovering” new music as they get older? Those are the findings of several studies including one which analyzed data from users in the United States on Spotify and discovered that people stopped listening to new music at 33. There are many theories as to why, including that with music available on-demand, users can easily return to the music that was popular when they were coming of age.
Of course what we listen to can be influenced by several factors including the mood you are trying to set (working vs working out), and the other members of your household (chances are, if you have a small child in the house you will be playing “Baby Shark” on repeat).
However old (or young) you are – we hope you enjoy this list, and maybe discover something new (or old). And of course, we hope you have happy, and musical, holidays!
Can you tell who picked the songs featured on our holiday card or on the list?
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