Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

The Struts launch Kiss This Video

The Struts have released a video for Kiss This, taken from their debut album Everybody Wants. The release is to coincide with the band’s US tour, which kicks off at the Air + Style Festival in Los Angeles on February 20.

Warner Music Settles ‘Happy Birthday’ Lawsuit for $14 Million

Warner Music’s publishing wing Warner/Chappell has settled a lawsuit challenging its hold on “Happy Birthday to You” for $14 million, paving the way for the song to finally enter the public domain, according to The Hollywood Reporter . James Corden, Craig Robinson Sing Sexy Public Domain Songs The settlement comes after United States District Judge George H. King ruled in September that Warner/Chappell’s copyright on the song was invalid. The rights to “Happy Birthday” had previously changed hands frequently before Warner/Chappell scooped it up in 1988 and began aggressively charging royalties for its use in TV shows and movies. King, however, decided that their copyright was not valid because the original 1935 copyright of “Happy Birthday” applied only to a specific piano arrangement. In addition, “Happy Birthday to You” borrows its melody from “Good Morning to All,” the 1893 song, which has long been in the public domain

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