Here’s your weekly look at Canadian music sales and streaming statistics

A full month of 2021 has now gone by. Here’s where things stand with the recorded music industry in Canada, beginning with the year-over-year numbers.

  • Total album sales, -30.4%
  • CD sales, -52.5%
  • Digital albums, -20.8%
  • Digital tracks, -26.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +19.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +9.7%

Now week-over-week:

  • Total album sales, -1.1%
  • CD sales, -561%
  • Digital albums, -1.2%
  • Digital tracks, -0.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +3.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +2.6% (1.789 billion streams in the country last week)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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