Published at Wednesday, December 27th 2017. by Luella Acosta in Happy Bitrthday.
Good morning to all.
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, dear (insert name here),
Bean Bag Toss Game:
Good morning to you,
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).