Mildred Hill

  1. Warner Music Aims to Keep 'Happy Birthday' Away From Public Domain

    September 04, 2013 2:59 AM EDT With the English language's most recognized song at stake, Warner/Chappell Music is not backing down from a bold challenge. On Friday, the music publisher responded in court for the first time to a lawsuit that claims that "Happy Bi ...

  2. Lawsuit Against Warner/Chappell Music Claims 'Happy Birthday' Belongs to Public Domain

    June 13, 2013 4:22 PM EDT In the late 19th century, a schoolteacher named Patty Smith Hill and her sister Mildred Hill composed the first version of a tune that would become internationally famous. In fact, "Happy Birthday" has been cited by the Guinness Book o ...