Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 28 March 2022

Luminate, the new name for MRC Data (which was the new name for BDS/SoundScan), has released its weekly stats for Canadian music sales and streaming. As usual, we begin with the year-over-year numbers.

  • Total album sales, -8.4%
  • CD sales, +3.3%
  • Digital albums, -20.6%
  • Digital tracks, -20.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.0%
  • On-demand audio streams, +12.8%

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

  • Total album sales, +23.9% (Wow!)
  • CD sales, +42.9% (NOT a typo!)
  • Digital albums, -4.4%
  • Digital tracks, 0.0%
  • Vinyl albums, +39.0% (Again, wow!)
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.1% (2.110 billion streams in the country last week)

Last weeks stats

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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