Taylor Swift Changes “This Is What You Came For” Writing Credit From Nils Sjoberg
“This Is What You Came For” was officially co-written by Taylor Swift. The hit song’s BMI registration has been updated to give her credit instead of “Nils Sjoberg.” See below.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Swift’s rep confirmed last week that she wrote ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris’ hit song “This Is What You Came For” under the Swedish pseudonym. Reports claimed she and Harris initially hid her involvement so attention surrounding the song would not affect their relationship. But in the wake of their breakup, the dynamic between them has become increasingly messy, and Swift was said to want proper credit for writing the popular track.
Swift’s involvement, as both the song’s writer and a backing vocalist, was long suspected by fans. But now that it’s out in the open, there’s no reason to leave “Nils Sjoberg” listed as the official songwriter. And so, the BMI Repertoire now names Swift, along with Harris, as the songwriter/composer, instead of Sjoberg.
It also indicates, as previously reported, that Swift owns the song’s publishing rights. There has been no indication, though, that she intends to stop Harris (or Rihanna, who recorded the song with him) from continuing to use the music. And there has been no sign yet that there’s any dispute over profits.
That said, last week, after Harris initially praised Swift for her work on the song, he then attempted to minimize her contribution, tweeting, “I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym.” But with the BMI registration updated, there is no denying the superstar is the co-writer. See a screengrab of the listing below.