Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 22 August 2022

As summer winds down, the Canadian recorded music industry is starting to get a clearer picture of how things have gone this season. Here are the latest figures courtesy Luminate.

Year-over-year statistics:

  • Total album sales, -10.0%
  • CD sales, -4.6%
  • Digital albums, -18.6%
  • Digital tracks, -17,9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.7%

Now comparing last week to the week before:

  • Total album sales, +4.8%
  • CD sales, +7.6%
  • Digital albums, +3.2%
  • Digital tracks, -1.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, +1.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.0% (2.191 billion streams in the country last week)

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.

One thought on “Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 22 August 2022

  • August 23, 2022 at 11:55 pm
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    Alan, are you ever going to be able to write about the top selling albums of the week again?

    Thanks

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