The average person spends around £21,000 on music during their lives, research has suggested.
The figures include music magazines as well as CDs
The figure includes the amount spent on equipment and concert-going as well as music on CDs and records.
Music enthusiasts are likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 in a lifetime, according to insurer Prudential.
The survey, carried out for the company by TNS, involved 1,188 people quizzed during September.
The average person owns £891-worth of equipment to play music on and spends around £425 each year on CDs, gigs and magazines.
Seven out of 10 people go to a musical event every year, with nightclubs most popular among the under-34s, while people aged over 55 prefer concerts and musicals.
Some 50% of those questioned, claimed they did not spend money on music, yet still managed to splash out £250 a year.
Prudential director of marketing Roger Ramsden said: "Most people would describe themselves as a music fan of some sort or another, but what is really amazing is just how much money people find themselves spending on it."