Taylor Swift Launches ‘Red’ Album Release with 4-Week iTunes Countdown



Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated new album, Red, will be released worldwide on October 22nd, and a new track from the Big Machine Records album will be available for purchase exclusively from the iTunes store for the four weeks leading up to the album release.

In addition, each song will also be available in advance as an exclusive 30-second preview, along with a brief intro with Taylor, each week on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The iTunes / “Good Morning America” countdown pre-release tracks and previews are scheduled to launch as follows:
September 24 & 25 – Song #1
September 24th – song preview and intro on “Good Morning America” on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
September 25th – 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #1 available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 1 & 2 – Song #2
October 1st – song preview and intro on “Good Morning America” on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
October 2nd – 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #2 available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 8 & 9 – Song #3
October 8th – song preview and intro on “Good Morning America” on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
October 9th – 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #3 available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 15 & 16 – Song #4
October 15th -song preview and intro on “Good Morning America” on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
October 16th – 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #4 available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 22 & 23 – Taylor appears live on “Good Morning America” — on the 22nd for album launch and on the 23rd for a live concert.

Red contains 16 tracks, all written by Taylor, who wrote ten of the songs alone and six with co-writers. The first single from Red, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is a worldwide smash, spending 3 weeks so far at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reaching No.1 at iTunes in 32 countries. “Never Ever” set a new record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a female artist. Collabs on the album include, Ed Sheeran, Max Martin, Dan Wilson (Adele 21), Butch Walker, Mark Foster (Foster the People), and Lori McKenna each musician guaranteeing that Red will be Swift's most unpredictable record yet.

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