After supper last night and right on time, Nielsen MCR delivered its weekly report on music sales and streaming across Canada.
Let’s begin with how things are doing year-over-year. This is where all the bad news lives.
- Total album sales, -37.7%
- CD sales, -53.7%
- Digital albums, -20/3%
- Digital tracks, -26.2%
- Vinyl LPs, -23.9%
- On-demand audio streams, +16.8%
Now let’s track how things are progressing through the pandemic with these week-over-week numbers. All this news is positive.
- Total album sales, +5.2%
- CD sales, +10.8%
- Digital albums, +1.8%
- Digital tracks, +0.1%
- Vinyl LPs, +1.0%
- On-demand audio streams, +2.0% (1.767 billion streams in Canada last week).
Next week’s numbers will include the results of Record Store Day Part 2.