Pop star and musician Taylor Swift slayed the giant tech corporation with an impressive move that could have pulled her bestselling album off the iTunes digital shelves. Just 24 hours after publishing her letter to Apple, the Silicon Valley behemoth agreed to pay artists for their music for a trial period. Swift’s boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, was quick to praise the singer for speaking out against Apple and comending her for changing the "entire music industry."
MTV News caught the candid couple in a very public display of affection (on social media, at least). Fans weren’t the only ones cheering on the pop star as she took on the company behind iTunes. Boyfriend Calvin Harris supported Taylor Swift’s triumph and called her “my girl” through his Twitter account.
I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day
â€” Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 22, 2015
But taking on the issue of fair wages for musicians is only a part of this couple's story. Since late February, Harris and Swift only grew closer as the singer rehearsed for her massive tour in her hometown of Nashville. In May, the pair showed up together for the Billboard Awards, where Taylor Swift not only performed but also won several awards for her chart-topping album, “1989.” She even scored a kiss from Harris when she won the award for Top Billboard 200 Album.
Taylor Swift addressed Apple over the issue of artists’ fees yesterday. She took issue with the proposed Apple Music plan that would have given new subscribers three free months of music by passing on that cost to the artist. In her letter, she wrote, “Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing.” Taylor Swift notoriously pulled her catalog from Spotify last July and threatened to do the same for Apple.