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Full Canada music industry report covering all of the major sectors.


  • Canada’s music industry registered an improved performance in 2016.
  • Recorded-music sales in unit terms grew, on the back of a big jump in streaming.
  • Whether the rise in sales converts to revenue growth will be confirmed in the next couple of months. when the IFPI publishes trade revenue figures for the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all of the major music industry sectors in Canada.
  • Covers all of the latest data relating to music sales, retail performance, and royalty collections.

Key questions answered

  • How did Canada's recorded-music sector perform in 2016?
  • By how much did the rise in streaming benefit authors' collections last year?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Streaming and vinyl the consumption positives
  • Genre differences by consumption format
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Evolution in music retail makeup
  • New services driving the digital transition
  • Digital infrastructure and access

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Copyright law changes
  • Royalty collections


  • Squeeze on broadcast radio revenue
  • Steady shift from traditional TV viewing to online


  • Live leads music spending
  • Music support


  • Methodology
  • Author

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