Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 25 October 2021

I could have posted this last night but I was too busy watching Succession. How did Cousin Greg end up being the show’s sex symbol?

Here we go with the country’s music sales and streaming stats (courtesy MRC data) starting with a comparison of where we are today to where we were exactly a year ago.

  • Total album sales, -11.9%
  • CD sales, -5.9%
  • Digital albums, -27.6&
  • Digital tracks, -26.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, +37.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.3%

Here are the week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +9.3%
  • CD sales, +9.3%
  • Digital albums, +8.0%
  • Digital tracks, +4.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +11.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.0% (1.980 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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