Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 12 September 2022

With a lack of big-name releases, both music sales and on-demand streaming numbers are down. Will things recover in the fourth quarter? We’ll see.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.8%
  • CD sales, -6.2%
  • Digital albums, –18.5%
  • Digital tracks, -17.3%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.6%

Week-over-week comparisons:

  • Total album sales, +20.8% (That still means only 87,398 actual albums were sold in the country last week)
  • CD sales, +57.0% (the week before was dismal)
  • Digital albums, +4.3%
  • Digital tracks, -6.4% (streaming continues to kill individual track sales)
  • Vinyl LP2, -3.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.7% (2.175 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate.

Last week’s Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats

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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