Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats

Once again, we turn to MRC/Nielsen for a check on what’s happening with Canadian music sales and streaming. We begin with a look at things last week as compared to the same week in 2020.

  • Total album sales, -28.1%
  • CD sales, -46.9%
  • Digital albums, -19.4%
  • Digital tracks, -24.5%
  • Vinyl LPs, +24.2%
  • On-demand audio streams, +10.8%

A better gauge might be how things are improving (or not) week-over-week.

  • Total album sales, +0.2%
  • CD sales, -2.3%
  • Digital albums, +3.4%
  • Digital tracks, -2.0%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.5%
  • On-demand audio streams, +1.2% (1.870 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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