Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 16 August 2021

MRC Data has provided this update on where the Canadian recorded music industry is as of this week. As usual, we begin with comparing last week to the same week in 2020.

  • Total album sales, -11.7%
  • CD sales, – 6.5%
  • Digital album sales, -27.8%
  • Digital track sales, -26.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +50.6% (yes, that’s correct)
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.5%

Now the week-over-week comparisons:

  • Total album sales, +2.0%
  • CD sales, +3.3%
  • Digital album sales, -2.9%
  • Digital tracks, -0.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +9.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.2% (1.885 billion streams in the country last week)

Last week’s stats.

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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