Event will be held Apr 23rd
Taylor Swift has been named Record Store Day Global Ambassador for 2022. The annual vinyl fair that glorifies brick-and-mortar indie record stores celebrates its 15th anniversary on April 23rd with Swift donning the sash.
“I’m very proud to be this year’s Global Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me,” Swift shares. “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.”
This year’s vinyl fair returns to a regular single-day event following the launch of RSD Drops in 2020 which saw the releases spread out over three months to follow social distancing guidelines put forth during COVID-19. It continued for 2021 where The List was spread out over two months to avoid excessive gathering due to social distancing mandates.
The List of exclusive and limited edition titles available only via indie record stores is expected to be released soon.