Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 25 July 2022

More than halfway through the year already. Here’s what’s happening with the Canadian recorded music industry starting with comparing last week to the same week in 2021.

  • Total album sales, -10.6%
  • CD sales, -4.6%
  • Digital albums, -19.8%
  • Digital tracks, -18.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.4%

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

  • Total album sales, +0.3%
  • CD sales, -5.4%
  • Digital albums, +5.5%
  • Digital tracks, +6.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +5.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.8% (2.187 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate


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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