Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 07 March 2022

Time for the weekly checkup on the Canadian recorded music industry and how it’s doing in regards to sales and streaming. Let’s start with comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • TotaL album sales, -8.0%
  • CD sales, +4.8%
  • Digital album sales, +1.7%
  • Digital track sales, -20.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -4.4%
  • On demand audio streams, +13.3%

Now here’s the week-to-week numbers.

  • Total album sales, +8.8%
  • CD sales, +16.3%
  • Digital album sales, +4.0%
  • Digital track sales, -3.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +2.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +2.1% (2.251 billion streams in the country last week. I think that’s the higest ever.)

All data courtesy MRC Data.

Last week’s stats.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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