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Music Market Update: Canada

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DESPITE THREE NEW DEBUTS in the top ten, overall album sales are down 12% over last week and 16% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 8% over the same period in 2013. It is the second lowest sales week for albums so far in 2014. Physical CD sales are down 12% over last week, down 20% over the same week last year and down 8% year-to-date over 2013. Digital albums are down 11% over last week, down 9% over the same week last year and down 9% year-to-date over 2013. Digital track sales are down 6% over last week, down 9% over the same week last year and down 12% year-to-date over 2013. Track-equivalent album sales are down 9.8% over last week and down 9.2% year-to-date over 2013.
The “Frozen” soundtrack remains at number one for the sixth non-consecutive week, with 8,000 units sold, down 40% over last week. It is the longest running No. 1 album since Adele’s “21” spent 35 non-consecutive weeks at the top.

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