Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 13 September 2021

This week’s numbers were a little late but came in nonetheless. Here’s the current state of Canadian recorded music sales and streaming starting with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -10.4%
  • CD sales, -3.4%
  • Digital albums, -27.6%
  • Digital tracks, -26.7%
  • Vinyl albums, +49.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.4%

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

  • Total album sales, -3.5%
  • CD sales, -8.7%
  • Digital albums, +1.1%
  • Digital tracks, -1.9%
  • Vinyl albums, -0.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.7% (2.062 billion streams in the country last week)

All data courtesy of 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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