Canadian weekly music sales and streaming stats

Here’s how the Canadian recorded music industry faired this week, starting with comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -3.7%
  • CD sales, +11.7%
  • Digital albums, -18.3%
  • Digital tracks, -20.4%
  • Vinyl LPs, +0.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.3%

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

  • Total album sales, +2.8%
  • CD sales, +8.2%
  • Digital albums, +1.4%
  • Digital tracks, -1.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, -5.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, +2.3% (2.086 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy MRC Data.

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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