Weekly Canadian sales and streaming stats: 05 December 2022

This week’s report wraps up eleven months of 2022. Another month to go in the recorded music industry’s fiscal year. Next week, we’ll start seeing more of the Christmas Shopping Effect.

Year-over-year comparisons:

  • Total album sales, -12.7%
  • CD sales, -11.4%
  • Digital albums, -18.5%
  • Digital tracks, -16.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, -3.1%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.4%

Week-to-week numbers:

  • Total album sales, +11.5%
  • CD sales, +14.3%
  • Digital albums, -7.3%
  • Digital tracks, -0.3%
  • Vinyl LPs, +28.9%(!!!)
  • On-demand audio streams, +0.7% (2.269 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate. Last week’s Canadian 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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