Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 12 July 2021

Data from the first week of the second half of 2021 is here. How do things look for the Canadian recorded music industry at this point?

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.0%
  • CD sales, -6.9%
  • Digital album sales, -24.8%
  • Digital track sales, –26.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +53.3% (Vinyl is on fire!)
  • On-demand audio streams, +14.3%

Now let’s look at the week-over-week numbers:

  • Total albums sales, -6.4%
  • CD sales, +6.8%
  • Digital album sales, -17.2%
  • Digital track sales, -10.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, -13.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, -2.4% (1.850 billion streams in the country last week)

All data courtesy MRC Data

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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