Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017. by Socorro Cobb in Happy Bitrthday.
The happy birthday song story, a lot more to it than you may have thought.
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Here are the birthday song lyrics as we know them these days:
So there you have it, who would have thought that a song intended as a simple greeting would turn into a worldwide phenomenon.
Happy Birthday To You, the birthday song heard the world over, is actually protected by copyright. Quite how they manage to enforce this is beyond me for such a massive worldwide song. Apparently the birthday song brings in around $2 million a year in royalties from publishing rights (which is owned now by Summy-Birchard, a company under the AOL Time Warner umbrella who paid $25 million for the company which was then called Birch Tree and then changed to Summy-Birch).
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