Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats

Okay, so I forgot to post this Monday evening when MRC/Nielsen sent out the email. Let’s get caught up on what happened with Canadian music sales and streaming from last week.

Year-over-year stats:

  • Total album sales, -28.4%
  • CD sales, -48.2%
  • Digital albums, -19.7%
  • Digital tracks, -25.1%
  • Vinyl LPs, +24.3%
  • On-demand audio streams, +10.7%

Now comparing things week-over-week:

  • Total album sales, -1.6%
  • CD sales, +0.5%
  • Digital albums, -6.0%
  • Digital tracks, -1.7%
  • Vinyl LPs, +4.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +2.3% (1.832 billion streams in the country last week)

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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