Music Industry

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 11 July 2022

What are the fortunes of the Canadian recorded music industry this week? Let’s take a look starting with comparing last week 2022 with the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -10.6%
  • CD sales, -4.3%
  • Digital albums, -20.5%
  • Digital tracks, -19.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.0%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.3%

Now let’s compare last week to the week before so we can see how 2022 is tracking.

  • Total album sales, -18.5%
  • CD sales, -16.3%
  • Digital albums, -9.7%
  • Digital tracks, -2.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -38.4% (Hmm.)
  • On-demand audio streams, -3.9% (2.138 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate.

Alan Cross

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