Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 01 November 2021

More weekly data from MRC on how the Canadian recorded music industry is doing in real time. We’ll start with the year-over-year figures.

  • Total album sales, -12.2%
  • CD sales, -6.3%
  • Digital albums, -27.6%
  • Digital tracks, -25.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +35.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.4%

Now let’s compare last week to the one before:

  • Total album sales, +2.9%
  • CD sales, +4.9%
  • Digital albums, +0.7%
  • Digital tracks, -1.3%
  • Vinyl LPs, +2.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, -1.0% (1.991 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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