Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 06 April 2021

We’re a day late with this week’s sales and streaming stats, but Easter Monday, you know? Let’s start with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -21.1%
  • CD sales, -35.8%
  • Digital albums, -19.9%
  • Digital tracks, -23.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +41.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.9%

Moving to week-over-week stats. It was a good week.

  • Total album sales, +9.0%
  • CD sales, +16.2%
  • Digital albums, +5.7%
  • Digital tracks, +7.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, -1.0% (1.892 billion streams in the country last week).

All figures courtesy Nielsen/MRC

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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