Music Industry

Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 29 May 2023

A bunch of big records came out over the last couple of Fridays leading into Canadian and American long weekends. Have they had any effect on weekly sales and streams? Let’s find out, starting with a comparison of last week to the same week a year ago.

  • Total album sales, +15.2%
  • CD sales, +16.7%
  • Digital albums, -12.9%
  • Digital tracks, -10.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, +16.7%
  • On-demand audio streams, +15.9%

This compares last week to the week before:

  • Total album sales, +2%
  • CD sales, -2.2%
  • Digital albums, -+9.2%
  • Digital tracks, +9.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.0%
  • On-demand audio streams, -2.9% (2.755 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate.

Alan Cross

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