Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 04 October 2021

Oops. Sorry I’m late with this week’s report but I got…distracted. Anyway, here’s how things shape up for the Canadian recorded music industry this week, starting with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -11.0%
  • CD sales, -4.4%
  • Digital album sales, -27.6%
  • Digital track sales, -26.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +44.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.4%

Let’s compare week over week.

  • Total album sales, +0.9%
  • CD sales, +3.8%
  • Digital album sales, 0.9%
  • Digital track sales, -3.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.7%
  • On-demand audio streams, 0.0% (1.968 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures from MRC Data

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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