Behind The Song: Oasis, “Wonderwall”

This article appears in the July/August 2015 “British Issue,” now available on newsstands.  “And what’s a wonderwall, anyway?” It was a legitimate question, asked by Fran Healy of the band Travis on their 1999 single “Writing To Reach You,” in … Continued

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

“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 … Continued
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Noel Gallagher: Bird On A Live Wire

  This article appears in our July/August 2015 “British Issue,” now available on newsstands.  “It’s magnificent,” says Noel Gallagher, seated on a tacky black leather couch backstage at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival in varying shades of tailored denim. He is … Continued