Friday, October 2, 2015

CTO ... Go ahead! Sing 'Happy Birthday' with abandon!

This news is a bit old, but in case you missed it ...

Check This Out ... Last week, on September 22, federal judge George H. King ruled that Warner / Chappell Music does not own the rights to the lyrics of the "Happy Birthday" song  ... one of the most well-known and oft-sung songs of all time. The ruling confirmed that the song is now in the public domain and the music company can no longer charge for public performances.

It was determined that composers of the tune, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill, gave away the rights to the original melody, "Good Morning to All", and to arrangements based on the melody ... but never any rights to the lyrics. There's more to the story. Check it out here: Happy Birthday Song

Oh, boy!
Just in time for my birthday.
No need to hold back.
Please sing with gusto!

Uh one ... and uh two .... and uh three ...
Happy Birthday to you ...

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