Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 24 October 2022

This week’s report is fairly normal and well within the parameters of what we’ve seen this year. Just wait until next week’s report when the first-week numbers for Taylor Swift’s Midnights album are in.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.5%
  • CD sales, -6.4%
  • Digital albums, -17.9%
  • Digital tracks, -17.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.6%

Week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +11.1%
  • CD sales, +21.3%
  • Digital albums, +1.0%
  • Digital tracks, +1.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +7.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.8% (2.447 billion streams in Canada last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate. Last weeks stats are here.

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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