Weekly Canadian music sales and streams stats: 23 May 2022

Monday may be a holiday in Canada., but the people at Luminate do not rest. They must report what happened with Canadian music sales and streaming over the last week. Let’s begin with the year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, -10.6%
  • CD sales, -4.0%
  • Digital albums, -21.5%
  • Digital tracks, -20.2%
  • Vinyl LPs, +1.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.2%

These numbers compare last week to the week before.

  • Total album sales, +3.2%
  • CD sales, +9.9%
  • Digital albums, -1.4%
  • Digital tracks, +1.6%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.7% (2,194 billion streams in the country last week,)

Last week’s Canadian music sales.

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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