Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 12 April 2021

Once again I have before me the latest stats from the Canadian recorded music industry, beginning with a look at year-over-year sales and streaming information. Here’s how things are today when compared to a year ago.

  • Total album sales, -18.5%
  • CD sales, -31.1%
  • Digital albums, -20.6%
  • Digital tracks, -24.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +47.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, +14.4%

Now here are the numbers from last week compared to the week before.

  • Total album sales, -2.8%
  • CD sales, -6.4%
  • Digital albums, -4.6%
  • Digital tracks, -1.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +13.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.2% (1.889 billion streams in the country last week.)

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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