A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” are not protected by copyright, concluding that Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid claim to the song. It raises…
There’s a twist in a long legal tangle over the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You.” First, though, it’s a surprise to many that there is still a claim to copyright on the song, which is sung, well…
A filmmaker and the lead musician of Rupa & The April Fishes have filed lawsuits against Warner/Chappell Music, claiming that the rights to “Happy Birthday to You” are in the public domain and…
It may come as a surprise to many that “Happy Birthday to You,” perhaps the most popular song in the English language, falls under copyright, or at least Warner/Chappell Music claims that they own…
The changing of the guard is continuing at Warner Music Group, as Warner Bros. Records prexy-COO Livia Tortella is ankling the company.
Nina Shaw has demonstrated a keen eye for emerging talent over the years, from Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, signed when he was ensemble player on Fox TV's sketch comedy "In Living Color" in the early…
Rap titan Jay-Z and the publishing roster of his company Roc Nation have signed a global publishing administration deal with Warner Music Group's pubbery Warner/Chappell.
A group of Ray Charles' children have prevailed against the Ray Charles Foundation's legal effort to prevent them from reclaiming copyrights on about 60 of his best-known compositions.
Fans of the 1953 indie classic "Little Fugitive" are in for treat next month when Gotham's Film Forum hosts a 60th anniversary screening of the Morris Engel pic that will be introduced by its star…
In the latest upheaval within Warner Music Group's executive suite, Cameron Strang, already chairman-CEO of WMG's Warner/Chappell Music and head of its music publishing and catalog development…
In the first major appointment at Warner/Chappell Music since the arrival of creative exec Big Jon Platt, Ben Vaughn has been named executive vp of the pubbery's Nashville operation.