Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 03 May 2021

I should have posted this last night when the email arrived, but I was too busy watching Family Guy. Here’s the latest update on how the Canadian recorded music industry is going this week, starting with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -11.0%
  • CD sales, -15.7%
  • Digital albums, -21.1%
  • Digital tracks, -25.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +60.9% (!!!)
  • On-demand audio streams, +15.1%

Now let’s look at things compared to the previous week.

  • Total album sales, -33.4%
  • CD sales, -55.3%
  • Digital albums, -2.4%
  • Digital tracks, 0.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -17.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.0% (1.878 billion streams in the country last week)

Have a look at last week’s sales here.

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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