Music Industry

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 08 Aug 2022

We’re a little more than halfway through the summer. What’s the state of music sales and streaming in Canada in 2022 so far? Let’s take a look at the latest figures from Luminate.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.1%
  • CD sales, -4.4%
  • Digital albums, -19.1%
  • Digital tracks, -18.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.6%

Let’s now compare last week to the week before. Note the Beyonce effect.

  • Total album sales, +3.6%
  • CD sales, +3.0%
  • Digital albums, +8.4%
  • Digital tracks, -3.3%
  • Vinyl LPs, +9.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, -1.3% (2.150 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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