Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 03 October 2022

This week’s statistics bring us to the end of Q3 in the financial year of the recorded music industry. How do things look heading into that all-important fourth quarter? Glad you asked. Luminate gives us some answers.

Year-over-year comparisons

  • Total album sales, -10.8%
  • CD sales, -6.5%
  • Digital albums, -18.4%
  • Digital tracks, -17.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.7%

Now let’s compare last week to the week before.

  • Total album sales, +5.4%
  • CD sales, +12.1%
  • Digital albums, -1.3%
  • Digital tracks, +1.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +3.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.8% (2.220 billion streams in the country last week)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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