Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 16 January 2023

The new year has officially begun. How’s it look for the Canadian recorded music industry? Let’s begin by going back 52 weeks and comparing things to this week.

  • Total album consumption with TEAs and SEAs,* +17.8%
  • Total album sales, -7.4%
  • CD sales, -6.2%
  • Digital albums, -15.9%
  • Digital tracks, -7.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +4.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +18.8%

Now here’s a comparison of the first week of 2023 with last week.

  • Total album sales, -13.8%
  • CD sales, -13.9%
  • Digital albums, -6.1%
  • Digital tracks, -5.3%
  • Vinyl LPs, -23.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, +6.3% (2.543 billion streams in the country last week)
  • *TEA (Track Equivalent Albums): 1,500 downloads from that album = one album sold) SEA (Stream Equivalent Albums): 1,500 streams of an album from a paid streaming platform or 3,750 streams from a free one)

All figures courtesy Luminate.

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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