Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 25 April 2022

Right on schedule, Luminate, the watcher of what happens in the recorded music industry, issued its weekly summary of Canadian music sales and streaming. Here’s how things shaped up last week compared to the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -11.4%
  • CD sales, -5.6%
  • Digital albums, -21.1%
  • Digital tracks, -20.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.4%

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

  • Total album sales, -6.7%
  • CD sales, -4.3%
  • Digital albums, -8.7%
  • Digital tracks, +3.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, -8.8% (Record Store Day figures won’t be included until next week)
  • On-demand audio streams, -3.3% (2.084 billion streams in the country last week)

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 18 April 2022

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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