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Taylor Swift named Record Store Day 2022 Global Ambassador

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Taylor Swift will be marking the occasion with a special Record Store Day release.

 

Record Store Day has welcomed Taylor Swift, who has become the first Global Record Store Day Ambassador.

I’m very proud to be this year’s Ambassador for Record Store Day,” says Swift. “The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion.”

While they occupy THREE spots on the Top Ten Best-Selling Albums of 2021 list (MRC Data), the albums of Taylor Swift, including Folklore, Evermore, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) are constantly on record store sales charts the world over, partially because it’s important to her that they all be released physically, on CD and vinyl, and available to independently-owned record stores.

We’re thrilled to learn that Taylor Swift is our 2022 Record Store Day Ambassador!”, say Anna Lundy and Doyle Davis at Grimey’s. “Swift has shown her love and support for independent record stores by not only supporting our shop specifically during the dark, early days of the pandemic, when she directly donated to help us support our staff, but also by steering her eager, excited, and dedicated fans to independent record stores, places that many of them visited for the first time while in search of her signed CDs. As Swift has grown as an artist, we’ve watched her fans grow with her and have been delighted to see her taking control of her recordings and working with musicians like Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, artists whose music has resonated in shops like ours for years. We can’t think of a better choice for RSD Ambassador for 2022!”

“The role of RSD Ambassador is, of course, something we take seriously in the sense that it helps us do our job of shining a light on these special places,” says RSD co-founder Carrie Colliton. “We’re pretty picky about the people we invite to “wear the sash”, and we always want to make sure those Ambassadors genuinely love record stores and are creative about ways to celebrate them. But mostly it’s a title we want people to have fun with, and we know that our RSD 2022 Ambassador loves having fun, loves music, and loves record stores.  For our 15th Record Store Day, and for our first Global Ambassador, we’re teaming up with a woman who does all that and just happens to be one of the biggest artists on the planet.”

Record Store Day is on April 23.

Written by: Sharon Evans

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