Music Industry

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 20 June 2022

As we approach the halfway mark of 2022–jeebus, where is the time going?–the recorded music industry continues to ramp up for the all-important fourth quarter. How are things going? Let’s begin by comparing last week with same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -11.0%
  • CD sales, -3.8%
  • Digital albums, -21.7%
  • Digital tracks, -19.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.3%

And where are things going week-to-week in 2022? Well, last week was pretty solid.

  • Total album sales, +29.8%
  • CD sales, +86.6% (NOT a typo!)
  • Digital albums, -4.0%
  • Digital tracks, +0.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +8.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.0% (2.415 billion streams in the country last week. I think that’s a new all-time record.)

All numbers courtesy of Luminate.

Alan Cross

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