Let’s check on Canadian music sales and streaming for this week

It’s Tuesday, so that must mean it’s time to look at how Canadian music sales and streaming are doing. We begin as usual with the year-over-year numbers. Keep in mind that January is traditionally a very slow month.

  • Total album sales, -26.0%
  • CD sales, -50.4%
  • Digital albums, -11.5%
  • Digital tracks, -26.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +13%
  • On-demand audio streams, +8.9%

Now here are the week-over-week numbers.

  • Total album sales, -3.4%
  • CD sales, +2.2%
  • Digital albums, +5.3%
  • Digital tracks, +1.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, -28.7%
  • On-demand audio streams, +5.8% (1.723 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Nielsen/MRC, of course.

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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