Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 15 August 2022

Like clockwork, the weekly Luminate report appeared in my inbox Monday evening. Here’s the state of the Canadian recorded music industry as of August 15, 2022.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.2%
  • CD sales, -4.7%
  • Digital albums, -3.9%
  • Digital tracks, -18.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -4.7%
  • On-demand audio streams: +13.6%

Comparing last week to the week before:

  • Total album sales, -9.3%
  • CD sales, -11.3%
  • Digital albums, -7.9%
  • Digital tacks, -2.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -7.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.9% (2.358 billion streams in the country last week)

Last Weeks 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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