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Canadian music sales and streaming stats, 12 December 2022

The first week of December is in the books, meaning that there are just three more weeks in the recorded music industry’s fiscal year. Let’s begin by comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • Total albums sales, -12.9%
  • CD sales, -12.2%
  • Digital albums, -18.5%
  • Digital tracks, -16.8%
  • Vinyl albums, -2.7%
  • “Other” cassettes and music DVDs), +22.7% (Don’t get excited. The total number of “other” units sold is 15,550. For the entire year.)
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.4%

Here’s a look at last week compare to the week before.

  • Total album sales, +14.1%
  • CD sales, +16.3%
  • Digital albums, +10.8%
  • Digital tracks, +2.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +12.9%
  • On-demand audio streams, +3.9%, a big hike that’s probably thanks to a lot of streaming of Christmas songs. (2.356 billion streams in the country last week. That might be an all-time high.)

All figures courtesy Luminate. Last weeks Canadian music sales and streaming stats are here.

Alan Cross

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