Music Industry

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 14 March 2022

With the end of Q1 in sight, how’s the Canadian recorded music industry doing so far in 2022? Let’s compare last week with the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -8.9%
  • CD sales, +2.2%
  • Digital albums, -19.7%
  • Digital tracks, -21.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -4.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.2%

Now let’s check the progress through 2022. This compares last week to the week before.

  • Total album sales, +0.2%
  • CD sales, -3.7%
  • Digital albums, +5.7%
  • Digital tracks, 0.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.8% (2.096 billion streams in the country last week)

All data courtesy MRC.

Last week’s numbers.

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