Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 31 October 2022 (Taylor Swift version)

Did the release of Taylor Swift’s Midnights album have any effect on the Canadian stats for the week? Yes, but not enough to erase the decline from last year.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -10.0%
  • CD sales, -6.3%
  • Physical albums, -4,8%
  • Digital albums, -17.4%
  • Digital tracks, -17.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.7%

Tay-Tay’s influence becomes apparent with the week-over-week numbers

  • Total album sales, +21.4%
  • CD sales, +3.5%
  • Digital albums, +20.8%
  • Digital tracks, +3.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, +65.7%(!!!)
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.5% (2.281 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate. Last week’s Canadian music sales and streaming 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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