Visit any major Canadian city and you're guaranteed to find a fantastic independent music scene. For every Arcade Fire, there are dozens of other terrific bands that, guitars and mics in hand, help make up the cultural fabric of the country.
But according to scientific (yes, scientific) research compiled by the Clique Research Cluster in Ireland, some indie towns are more equal than others. And based on statistics that map "geographic distribution of musical preferences," the researchers found that Montreal is even more influential than New York when it comes to indie music appreciation.
As Open File Montreal reports, two scientists gathered data by looking at the listening habits of users on a popular music website.
In their paper's abstract, the authors wrote:
"The social media website last.fm provides a detailed snapshot of what its users in hundreds of cities listen to each week… [A]lthough many of the most popular artists are listened to around the world, music preferences areRead More »from Montreal indie music listeners ‘most influential’ in North America: Clique Research Cluster report