With just a couple of weeks to go before Christmas, here’s how the Canadian recorded music industry is doing, starting with the ugly comparisons between this time in 2019 and today.
- Total album sales, -34.0%
- CD sales, -48.9%
- Digital albums, -43.2%
- Digital tracks, -25.9%
- Vinyl LPs, -10.3%
- On-demand audio streams, +16.0%
Now let’s compare week-over-week (which includes Black Friday sales).
- Total album sales, +4.2%
- CD sales, +3.2%
- Digital albums, -1.2%
- Digital tracks, +1/4%
- Vinyl LPs, +16.0%
- On-demand audio streams, +3.1% (1.819 billion streams in the country last week)
All figures courtesy Nielsen/MRC