Nielsen Mid-Year Report Shows Streaming Is Still Booming

Nielsen presents the 2017 Canada Music mid-year report for the six-month period of Jan. 1, 2017, through June 29, 2017.

Highlights include:

.Total music consumption, which takes album sales, track-equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums into account, is up 14.4% compared to the first six months of 2016.

. On-demand streams to date this year have reached 17.5 billion, up from 9.4 billion a year ago, marking an 86.6 percent year-over-year increase from 2016.

. Weekly on-demand audio streams surpassed 700 million for the very first time in April, and reached a record high figure of 755 million on-demand streams during the week ending June 22.

.Album sales have decreased 17 percent and digital track sales by 20 percent year-to-date over 2016.

.Drake’s More Life set a record for audio on-demand streams in one week, with 42.8 million, surpassing the record previously held by fellow Canadian The Weeknd.

. Ed Sheeran has 2017's biggest song to date with “Shape of You.” Sales and audio streaming equivalents combined bring a total activity figure of 800,000 units. The song also tops the digital songs sales charts with 376,000. Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) is also the leading album in total volume to date (albums, track equivalent albums and audio on-demand streaming equivalent albums combined) with 312,000.


All figures from the Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report. You can view the report in full below.

Canada Mid-Year Report

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