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Taylor Swift announced as global ambassador for Record Store Day 2022

20 January 2022, 13:30 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Record Store Day has revealed that Taylor Swift will be the global ambassador for 2022.

Swift, who has had many Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday releases, and also supported record stores in the past (including paying for employee and healthcare costs for those working at Nashville's Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in 2020), has been announced as the first global ambassador for Record Store Day 2022.

"I’m very proud to be this year's Ambassador for Record Store Day," Swift said. "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. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely. Those people and shops have had a rough few years and we need to support these small businesses more now than ever to make sure they can stay alive, stay eccentric, and stay individual. It’s been a true joy for me to watch vinyl sales grow in the past few years and we, the artists, have the fans to thank for this pleasant surprise. Happy Record Store Day, everyone! Stay safe out there."

RSD co-founder Carrie Colliton added, "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. 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."

As well as beinng the global ambassador for RSD 2022, a special release from Swift will be included in this year's Record Store Day list, which will be revealed soon.

Record Store Day 2022 is planned to take place on 23 April. Visit recordstoreday.co.uk for more information.
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