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.
"Big" Jon Platt, former president of North America creative at EMI Music Publishing, has been named to the same post at rival Warner/Chappell Music.