As the country slowly opens up, the recorded music industry is looking for any signs of a rebound. Here’s the latest on what’s selling and streaming in Canada courtesy of Nielsen Music Canada.
- Total album sales: -38.1%
- CDs, -53.4%
- Digital albums, -21.2%
- Digital tracks, -26.6%
- Vinyl albums, -25.5%
- On-demand audio streams: +16.8%
Going granular with week-to-week stats give us a better idea if a recovery is in progress.
- Total album sales up 3.7% from the previous week
- CDs, +1.9%
- Digital albums, -0.4%
- Digital tracks, +3.8%
- Vinyl albums, +34.2%
- On-demand digital streams, +0.3% (1.748 billion streams in the country last week)
So yeah, things are a little better. The industry will take whatever sunshine it can get.