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Taylor Swift gifts signed albums to UK record shops

By | Published on Monday 21 September 2020

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Taylor Swift has lent a couple of UK independent record shops a helping hand by delivering them each a box of signed copies of her new album ‘Folklore’. Assai Records, which has branches in Edinburgh and Dundee, and Resident Records in Brighton both received shipments last week.

Assai owner Keith Ingram told BBC Scotland: “The last 24 hours have just been bonkers. We’ve had Twitter messages from people all over the world saying they wish they were able to visit the shop and warm wishes about being able to get a signed CD”.

Ingram split the CDs across his two shops and only made them available to people who came in to buy them in person. Resident, meanwhile, made them available through their web store. Ingram added that he had “no idea” why he’d been selected to receive the CDs, saying that a rep for Universal contacted him to offer them the day before they arrived.

“She’s obviously keen to support the independent shops, and it drives people towards the stores”, said Ingram. “She certainly doesn’t need to do it, she’s a major music star, so it’s a lovely gesture”.

Last month, Swift also donated boxes of signed ‘Folklore’ CDs to various independent record shops in the US.