Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 17 May 2021

What’s up with music sales and streams in this country? Let’s take a look at the latest stats starting with year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -10.5%
  • CD sales, -12.6%
  • Digital albums, -22.4%
  • Digital tracks, -26.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +60.7%
  • On-demand audio streams, +15.3%

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

  • Total album sales, -6.6%
  • CD sales, -13.7%
  • Digital albums, +3.3%
  • Digital tracks, -1.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -15.9%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.0% (1.896 billion streams in the country last week)

Last week’s numbers.

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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