Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 10 August 2021

The weekly stats on Canadian music sales and streaming from MRC Data came through as usual Monday night. Here’s how things look to our recorded music industry this week, starting with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -10.6%
  • CD sales, -4.5%
  • Digital album sales, -27.4%
  • Digital tracks, -27.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, +52.0 (wow!)
  • On-demand streaming, +13.4%

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

  • Total album sales, +2.5%
  • Digital albums, +8.0%
  • Digital tracks, +1.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.8%
  • On-demand streaming, -0.8% (1.880 billion streams in the country last week)

All numbers courtesy MRC Data.

Last week’s numbers are 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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