After releasing two albums each year for the past two years, Taylor Swift has been nominated as the first Global Ambassador for Record Store Day for 2022.
In addition to removing a lot of its own vinyl, Swift has a history of supporting independent record stores.
Over the years, Jack White, Dave Grohl, Pearl Jam, St. Vincent, and Run the Jewels have all been appointed ambassadors, but Swift has been identified as the first global ambassador. She is the third female RSD ambassador to be elected in 2020, after St. Vincent and Brandy Carlyle.
In a statement on Record Store Day’s website, Swift said:
I am very proud to be the Global Ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day. Wherever we go to browse and explore and discover new and old music is always sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to sustain and nurture the music-lover as a passion. They create settings for live events. They hire people who love music thoroughly and purely. These people and shops have been around for years and we need to support these small businesses more than ever before so that they can survive, be bizarre and be unique. It has been a real pleasure for me to see vinyl sales grow over the last few years and we, the artists, have been able to thank the fans for this delightful surprise. Happy Record Store Day, everyone! Stay safe there.
Record Store Day is scheduled for April 23 this year. Due to the epidemic, the record store has been called and pushed into “drops” for two months.