Saturday is Record Store Day, and Taylor Swift is celebrating by releasing a limited edition vinyl EP in honour of the occasion.
The goal of Record Store Day is to boost revenue for locally owned record shops, said the event’s organisers.
This worldwide holiday was founded in 2008 by the proprietors and staff of independent record stores as a way to recognise their “unique culture.”
Swift: “It’s an Honor to Be a Global Ambassador.”
Swift posted an Instagram on Saturday in which she expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to recognise these “holy and vital locations now more than ever” as this year’s Global Ambassador.
The starlet has made available only 10,000 copies of a limited-edition 7-inch clear vinyl record with two versions of her song “The Lakes,” which will appear on her upcoming album “Folklore,” in 2020.
This Saturday sees the release of almost 300 brand new works. Artists like Madonna, Blondie, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino.
The Foo Fighters, and Kacey Musgraves are also releasing limited-edition vinyl albums in honour of the event.
Taylor Swift Announced As First Global Ambassador of Record Store Day
Swift sent signed copies of her unexpectedly released 2020 albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” to record stores throughout the world, helping them weather the storm of coronavirus-enforced closures and restrictions.
The Nashville, Tennessee record store Grimey’s New & Preloved Music also benefited from the star’s personal contributions.
We are pleased to have Taylor Swift as our 2022 RSD Ambassador! Store owners Anna Lundy and Doyle Davis made the statement.
According to the owner of an independent record store, “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 directing her eager, excited.
And dedicated fans to independent record stores, places that many of them visited for the first time while searching for her signed CDs.
American singer-songwriter Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989. Her repertoire spans all genres, and the narrative songs she writes.
Which are often based on her own experiences, have garnered her critical acclaim and significant media attention.
Swift, a Pennsylvania native, left for Nashville, Tennessee when she was 14 to seek a career in country music.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing signed her as a songwriter in 2004, and Big Machine Records signed her as a recording artist in 2005; her self-titled debut studio album was released the following year.
This year, Record Store Day has named Swift its global ambassador. This worldwide tradition began in 2008 to honour the owners of small, independent record stores.
Swift gave money to a Nashville record store during the 2009 COVID-19 outbreak so that it could remain open and retain its staff through the mandatory closures. Swift’s contribution helped the record store’s 10 full-time employees immediately and covered three months of healthcare costs for the staff as a whole.