July 8, 2021
Music streaming up and sound recording sales down: a trend accelerated by the pandemic
In 2020, in Québec, sound recording sales in album equivalent units totalled 2.3 million units, a 36% drop from 2019. This was the largest annual decline in sales in 10 years. Sales of all types of products were down from 2019: CDs (-48%), vinyl records (-14%), digital albums (-16%), and digital tracks (-23%).