Music Industry

Canadian music sales and streaming stats, 27 September 2021

How’s the recorded industry doing in Canada this week? Let’s take a look, beginning with comparing where things were last year to the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -10.7%
  • CD sales, – 4.2%
  • Digital album sales, -27.4%
  • Digital tracks, -26.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +46.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.4%

Now week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +1.6%
  • CD sales, +0.3%
  • Digital album sales, +6.5%
  • Digital tracks, -0.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.9%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.5% (1.969 billion streams in the country last week)

All data courtesy MRC Data.

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