Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 29 Aug 2022

While the recorded music industry’s focus is now on fall releases, we still need to keep track of how things are progressing through the waning days of summer. Here’s a look at where sales and streaming stand as of this week.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -9.9%
  • CD sales, -4.7%
  • Digital albums, -18.3%
  • Digital tracks, -17.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, -2.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.7%

Week-over-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +0;6%
  • CD sales, -1.7%
  • Digital albums, +0.7%
  • Digital tracks, +1.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +6.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.8% (2.174 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate.

Last weeks Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats are here.

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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