Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats (22 March 2021)

Time for a quick spin through Canadian music sales and streaming stats courtesy Nielsen/MRC starting with a look at things year-over-year.

  • Total album sales, -24.9%
  • CD sales, -43.0%
  • Digital albums, -18.0%
  • Digital tracks, -23.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +30.7%
  • Total on-demand audio streams, +11.9%

Now let’s check things compared to last week.

  • Total album sales, +0.3%
  • CD sales, -0.8%
  • Digital albums, -0.8%
  • Digital tracks, -2.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +6.7%
  • Total on-demand audio streams, -0.8% (1.879 billion streams in the country last week.

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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