Record Store Day encourages music followers to assist unbiased report shops, say organizers. The custom began in 2008 by an unbiased report by retailer house owners and workers to honour their “distinctive tradition.” It’s celebrated worldwide.

Saturday on Instagram, Swift stated she is “honoured to be this 12 months’ Global Ambassador and glad we get to rejoice these sacred and essential locations now greater than ever.”

The star launched a two-sided 7-inch clear vinyl report containing two variations of her track “The Lakes” from her 2020 album “Folklore.” Only 10,000 copies of the vinyl can be found.

More than 300 new releases go on sale Saturday. Other artists releasing special-edition vinyl recordings to mark the event embody Madonna, Blondie, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino, the Foo Fighters, and Kacey Musgraves.

Some are printed on coloured vinyl, together with a fiftieth-anniversary launch of “More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)” by the Rolling Stones on glow-in-the-dark vinyl, and Nicki Minaj’s “Beam Me Up Scotty” issued on a marbled fuchsia vinyl.

Some releases additionally embody uncommon cuts. “The Brilliant Adventure EP” options 4 beforehand unreleased songs by the late David Bowie.

The limited-edition releases can be found at collaborating report shops listed on the Record Store Day website.
Last 12 months, Record Store Day served as an essential beacon of hope for small companies hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas in previous years many report shops held dwell performances and occasions to rejoice Record Store Day since 2020 many shops have needed to cut back their celebrations or pivot to online occasions.
“We are so comfortable to be again in report shops immediately!” wrote Record Store Day on Twitter. “Thank you for celebrating the tradition of the indie report retailer.”