Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 21 February 2022

How are things going with the Canadian recorded music industry this week? Let’s start by comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • Total albums sales, 05.1%
  • CD sales, +13.2%
  • Digital albums, -19.5%
  • Digital tracks, -20.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.8%

Now let’s compare last week to the week before.

  • Total album sales, -6.4%
  • CD sales, -4.5%
  • Digital albumss, -5.9%
  • Digital tracks, +2.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -12/1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.7 % (2.274 billion streams in the country last week. I think that’s a new record).

All figures courtesy of 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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