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Calvin Harris Called Taylor Swift His Girlfriend And Basically A Musical God All In One Breath

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Alright, stay with me here, because things are about to get exciting. Not only did Calvin Harris outright confirm that yes, he and Taylor Swift are together, he also basically said that she's a musical god. That's not to be confused with Anastasia Steele's inner goddess, mind you, mostly because I don't think Taylor Swift is doing any weird sambas (or whatever the hell E.L. James wrote) while “changing the music industry.” But, then again, I'm not there when she does that, so maybe she is. But I digress.

This probably requires some context, right? Okay, here goes: Apple is starting up a new streaming service, similar to Spotify or Pandora, and a crucial part of their business model is to offer new users a free three-month trial period, which is awesome for people like me who don't have a ton of money, but not awesome for the artists' whose music would appear on the service because, well, Apple decided that they just didn't feel like paying them for their music. T-Sweezy didn't like this one bit, so she took it upon herself to write an open letter to Apple on her Tumblr explaining why she's wouldn't be allowing 1989 to play on the service. Part of her (very well-written) explanation is as follows:

“This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.”

Yep, I'm with her. While this surely won't bother too many established artists money-wise, it's essentially the equivalent of offering musical newbies unpaid internships: Sure they'll get experience and exposure, but we can't really offer you much more than college credit right now, you understand. Having completed several unpaid internships in my day, I know how much that sucks, and I'd probably be pissed, too.

This is where Calvin Harris comes in. Taylor's letter was so convincing that Apple decided to change its policy, and both he and Taylor were understandably proud:

And Calvin's reaction tweet was even better:

I just feel like we have to break this bad boy down. Not only did he FINALLY call Taylor “his girl” (super cute, BTW), he also spent his evening sitting around inside a giant owl. If I hadn't known that Electric Daisy Carnival was this past weekend in Las Vegas, I would have had so many questions about how he got inside this owl, where the government is keeping an owl large enough to fit a man inside of it, and whether or not the humane society is cool with people using owls as boom boxes.

But that's not the point. What IS the point is that Taylor may have finally found the perfect guy in Calvin. He's supporting her instead of holding her back, he's doing his own thing while she does hers, and they are the blondest, prettiest pair in all the land. If Calvin's tweet did anything, it convinced me to root for these loveowlsbirds.

(Photo: C.Smith/ WENN.com)

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