Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 24 January 2022

If you’re the kind of industry watcher who likes to follow along with Canadian music sales and streaming, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s start comparing last week with the same week one year ago.

  • Total album sales, -2.5%
  • CD sales, +19.7%
  • Digital albums, -21.3%
  • Digital tracks, -20.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +8.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +11.0%

Now let’s look at last week as compared to the previous week.

  • Total album sales, +1.3%
  • CD sales, -1.5%
  • Digital albums, +3.1%
  • Digital tracks, -0.2%
  • Vinyl LPs, =2.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +2.6% (1.962 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy MRC.

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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