Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 28 June 2021

We’re approaching the halfway mark of 2021. How are things shaping up with music sales and streams in this country during the age of pandemic? Let’s start with the year-over-year figures.

  • Total album sales, -9.9%
  • CD sales, -7.9%
  • Digital albums, -23.8%
  • Digital tracks, -26.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +53.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +14.8%

Moving to week-over-week comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -18.1%
  • CD sales, -4.1%
  • Digital albums, +4.2%
  • Digital tracks, +4.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, -19.8%
  • On-demand audio streams, -1.1% (1.937 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy MRC Data

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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