Happy Birthday

Friday, December 27, 2013


"Happy Birthday to You" is one of the most popular songs in the English language. It is also copyrighted. On the Media producer PJ Vogt investigates the long, surprising, and contentious history of the argument over just who owns the rights to the song.

(Two bonuses for this story, if you're interested. We got our fake Happy Birthday songs from the Free Music Archive, they've got many more here. And they ran a contest to replace the Happy Birthday song with a free alternative. Hear that alternative here, at 5:15.)


At Twilight (Tulti) - Albert Mangelsdorff 


Robert Brauneis

Produced by:

PJ Vogt

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