Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 29 March 2021

How are things for the people who make a living within the Canadian recorded music industry? Let’s start with looking at music sales and streaming last week compared to the same week in 2020.

  • Total album sales, -24.2%
  • CD sales, -41.3%
  • Digital albums, -19.2%
  • Digital tracks, –23.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +35.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +9.0%

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

  • Total album sales, -3.3%
  • CD sales, -0/9%
  • Digital albums, -3.3%
  • Digital tracks, -3.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -9.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.8% (1.912 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Nielsen/MRC

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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