Each Monday, Nielsen/MRC releases statistics on how much music is selling and streaming in Canada. We’ll begin by comparing 2020 to where we were in 2019.
- Total album sales, -37.4%
- CD sales, -49.1%
- Digital albums, -20.0%
- Digital tracks, -26.1%
- Vinyl LPs, -23.1%
- On-demand audio streams, +16.7%
That things are worse than last year is no surprise. But what about week-to-week in 2020?
- Total album sales, +6.4%
- CD sales, -6.8%
- Digital albums, +21.1%
- Digital tracks, 0.6%
- Vinyl LPs, +3.5% (We had Record Store Day Part 2 included in these stats)
- On-demand audio streams, -0.7% (1.754 billion streams in the country last week)