The battle between Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris may get even messier, all because of money! Since they both worked on his song ‘This Is What You Came For,’ they could be fighting for $250,000 in royalties. Get an expert’s scoop right here!
Calvin Harris‘ song “This Is What You Came For” is one of the hottest tracks of the summer, but that could end up haunting him! The 33-year-old DJ admitted himself that his ex Taylor Swift, 26, wrote the lyrics to the song, which means that she’ll be getting a portion of the royalties from it. And since the song is so popular, that could amount to a quarter of a million dollars!
“The royalties go into the pockets of the songwriters and that is why they are fighting over it because Taylor obviously makes a lot of money from her song writing,” Music and Business Attorney Melissa K. Dagodag explained to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “In a summer alone, the song could earn perhaps $250,000 in royalties if it is a huge song, potentially depending on the sales numbers, Taylor and Calvin could be splitting a lot of money.”
After reports broke that Taylor had helped Calvin write “This Is What You Came For,” he took to Twitter to set the record straight. While Taylor did write the lyrics to the song, Calvin declared that he wrote the music for the track, producing and arranging it. Because of their involvement with the single, Melissa said it’s a fair assumption that both Taylor and Calvin own the musical composition and will split the profits equally. That is, unless there was some other agreement made in a contract.
It’s unclear whether Calvin and Taylor have a contract for their song, but if they don’t, Melissa said that they’ll split the profits from “This Is What You Came For” 50/50. Judging by the way Calvin attacked Taylor on Twitter, though, we’re thinking that there may be a contract involved…or at least a major fight over this money!
Calvin’s Twitter rant mainly included personal shots at Taylor, referencing her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston and her feud with Katy Perry, so there certainly seemed to be some hard feelings. Whether it was just bitterness from their relationship or anger over the song and it’s royalties, we aren’t sure — but with so much money on the line, we are insanely curious!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Calvin deserves half of the money that “This Is What You Came For” makes? Tell us below!