Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 02 August 2021

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.

Last week’s stats.

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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