Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 21 Nov 2022

With just a few short weeks left in the year, we’re getting an idea of how the recording music industry will finish 2022. Let’s start with by comparing last week with the same week last year.

  • Total album sales, -10.8%
  • CD sales, -7.9%
  • Digital albums, -17.7%
  • Digital tracks, -16.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.0%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.6%

Here’s a look at last week compared to the week before:

  • Total album sales, -0.6%
  • CD sales, +2.3%
  • Digital albums, -8.6%
  • Digital tracks, -1.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +6.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, -1.4% (2.237 billion streams in the country last week(

All figures courtesy Luminate

Last week’s Canadian streaming stats

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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