This Monday may have been a civic holiday across Canada, but the recorded music industry needs to know where they stand this week. Let’s begin with year-over-year comparisons of music sales and streaming.
- Total album sales, -10.5%
- CD sales, -5.2%
- Digital albums, -26.8%
- Digital tracks, -27.0%
- Vinyl LPs +52.4% (Yes, that’s correct!)
- On-demand audio streams: +13.6%
Now here’s how things last week compared to the week before:
- Total album sales, -6.4%
- CD sales, -2.4%
- Digital albums, -5.7%
- Digital tracks, -30.2%
- Vinyl LPs, -16.3%
- On-demand audio streams, -0.1% (2.059 billion streams in the country last week)
All figures courtesy of MRC Data.