I had an article emailed to me today, with results from a study on the importance of music in our lives. Now, obviously, music is important to me, but turns out its important to a lot of us. Very important.The article was part of an interview with speaker manufacturer Sonos' CMO Joy Howard, about a survey of 30,00 music listeners that was conducted for Sonos, Apple Music, and included a neuroscientist, Daniel Levitin.

What stood out was Howard's response to the survey's results.

The most surprising thing was the really tangible effect music had on people's relationships. People on average spend three more hours together at home listening to music out loud versus people who don't. With time at home being so scarce, that's a really phenomenal finding. We also found that things that were drudgery before became fun, like chores became more pleasurable, and kids helped out more often when music was playing.

Both my sons have fancy speakers, and they've got music going all the time. Obviously, a great sounding speaker will enhance the listening experience. I hear music all the time at work, but I also have the headphones on, to help with the drudgery of working out at the gym.

I'm not sure the point of this, but I fell in love with music all over again about 15 years ago. It was the beginning of a time when more and more music was being exposed and becoming available on the computer. With the help of the then new high speed internet, as I would work in my basement, I would be playing new songs I was hearing from various sources along with digital version of songs I grew up with. That rekindled the love affair with music. You listen and you being to feel the passion that the music evokes in you.

So enjoy some good music, whatever that music is.