Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song

June 26th, 2009 | Foody

In 1990, Warner Chappell purchased the company owning the copyright for US$15 million, with the value of “Happy Birthday” estimated at US$5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that U.S. copyright won’t expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to it.

My alternative: Happy Birthday Song

I recorded this song for people who are not law breakers or pirates to sing at their next birthday bash.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song by Michael Foody is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at michaelfoody.com

3 Responses to “Creative Commons Happy Birthday Song”

  1. Ronny Lawson says:

    This is an amazing post. This birthday song is a reflection on the general feeling of the modern world. It is a song that truly captivates the reality of our time.

    Everyone should learn this song and sing for every birthday occasion so we can put a stop to the inanity of the record industry! Next time someone sings Happy Birthday, tell ‘em to shut up and bellow out the words to the new birthday song of our generation!

    I love this song even though the falter in your voice makes me suspicious about what you were doing while you recorded it.

  2. FoodyFan says:

    I FUCKIN LOVE THIS SONG. THIS IS THE ONLY SONG I WILL ALLOW TO BE SUNG AT ANY OF MY BIRTHDAYS FROM NOW ON.

  3. Dave says:

    That is freaking hilarious. I came here because of the copyright thing, I needed a song for a video. I will not be using this one! Hahah. But I laughed my ass off for quite some time. So funny. THANKS!

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