Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 19 July 2021

Every Monday evening, MRC Date releases statistics on how recorded music was sold and streamed in Canada over the seven days ending at 11:59 am Thursday night. That means these figures do not contain any information from the second Record Store Day of the year. That sales information will be included in next week’s report.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.2%
  • CD sales, -6.6%
  • Digital album sales, -25.3%
  • Digital track sales, -26.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +52.0% (Yes, that’s correct.)
  • On-demand audio streams, +14.1%

Now comparing last week to the week previous:

  • Total album sales, -1.5%
  • CD sales, -5.8%
  • Digital albums, +2.4%
  • Digital tracks, +4.2%
  • Vinyl LPs, +2.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +3.0% (2.051 billion streams in the country last week, one of the very few times we’ve seen the number go above 2 billion)

All data via MRC Data

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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