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This Day in Music History

22 Sep 2015

todaySeptember 22, 2022

Background

A US District Judge ruled that the original copyright to ‘Happy Birthday’ was invalid and the song would now be entirely in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song’s writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner / Chappell Music Inc.

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