Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 05 July 2021

One-half of 2021 is now complete. How are things going with the recorded music industry so far this year? MRC Data provided the latest weekly stats

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -9.9%
  • CD sales, -7.5%
  • Digital albums, -24.2%
  • Digital tracks, -26.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +53.0% (Again, that’s not a typo.)
  • On-demand audio streams, +14.6%

Now let’s look at week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +9.2%
  • CD sales, +6.7%
  • Digital albums, +4.4%
  • Digital tracks, +7.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +29.6%(!!!)
  • On-demand audio streams, -2.2% (1.895 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures from MRC Data

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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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