2017 Was The Year Of The Weeknd On Canadian Radio
The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes top the list of Canadian airplay earners in 2017 and Nielsen Music reports that on-demand streams set a new record, surpassing 900M in the 2nd last week of the year.
By FYI Staff
Top 10 Most Played Canadian artists
As of Week 48, Audio On-Demand Streams up 75% over same period in 2016.
Week 48 was the first week since Nielsen Music began tracking streaming in Canada that audio on-demand streams surpassed the 900 million mark.
Streaming lifts help make up for the drops in physical and digital sales.
Albums w/TEA w/SEA On-Demand up 8%
Overall albums down 16%
Digital Tracks down 19%
Vinyl albums continued their upward growth, with a 22% YTD increase over the same period in 2016.
Vinyl sales have shown a year over year increase each year since 2011.