Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats

Time for another look at where the Canadian recording music industry stands for the week ending at 11:59 pm February 18, starting with the year-over-year numbers.

  • Total album sales, -27.4%
  • CD sales, -48.2%
  • Digital albums, -18.2%
  • Digital tracks, -25.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, +24.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, +10.4%

Now the week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +0.4%
  • CD sales, +1.0%
  • Digital albums, -7.5%
  • Digital tracks, +2.7%
  • Vinyl Lps, -6.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.9% (1.792 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy of Nielsen/MRC

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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