Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 13 June 2022

What’s been going on with Canadian music sales and streaming over the past week? Let’s get caught up, staring with comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -11.3%
  • CD sales, -4.5%
  • Digital albums, -21.9%
  • Digital tracks, -20.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -0.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.2%

Now let’s focus on last week as compared to the week before.

  • Total album sales -21.0%
  • CD sales, -42.5% (What? Wow. That’s wild.)
  • Digital albums, +8.9%
  • Digital tracks, +3.2% (I wonder how much of that was Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill?”)
  • Vinyl LPs, -18.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.4% (2.392 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy of Luminate.

Last weeks 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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