Music Business Roundup: “Happy Birthday” Copyright, UphoricTV & More

happy birthday "Happy Birthday" Copyright Claims Invalid If you've ever been in a restaurant and they sing for someone's birthday, you'll notice they never sing the traditional "Happy Birthday" song. That's due to Warner/Chappell (and previously other publishers) claiming the copyright to the original song. A court has finally ruled those copyright claims invalid, stating there is no evidence Summy Co., who originally claimed copyright, ever had the rights to the song legally. The work will be classified public domain from now on, and Warner/Chappell will lose out on $2 million in revenue each year. Read More... UphoricTV to Broadcast Music Festivals The channel called UphoricTV will start releasing exclusive content from music festivals around the world. The program was announced earlier in the year, but has reportedly been building up content since then from festivals such as Bonnaroo and the Oasis Festival. They'll be showing performances and exclusive interviews with artists. No official release date has been announced. Read More... Jukely's Subscription Service For streaming music whenever you want for a monthly rate, you have services like Spotify or Apple Music. For seeing as many concerts as you want for a monthly rate, now you have Jukely. The concert subscription program offers members exclusive concerts and unlimited admittance... Sign In to Keep Reading

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