It's Larry Geiger's birthday!
Does anybody have a nice arrangement of "Happy Birthday to You"? I imagine that might come in handy fairly often.
That's a copyrighted song that the owners aggressively go after. That's why the song is rarely played
on TV. Not sure is posting music arrangements would infringe on not. Just don't know.
I was just having a conversation about Happy Birthday and The Tennessee Waltz with my music teacher. I find it hard to belive that either of those songs could be copyrighted, but they are. T. Waltz is the state song! How can that be copyrighted? Just seems wrong, and Happy BIrthday, oh come on!
I do understand about intellectual property, but sometimes I think it goes too far. I suppose the laws go too far because it's difficult to enforce. Personally, I don't believe copyright laws should apply unless the music is being used for profit, informally sitting around at a jam playing songs, even in public, should not be an issue.
Thanks for the note on Sweet Beulah Land. Lately whenever I work on a sheet music arrangement I always investigate for the lyricist and music composer and add them along with the date the song was written to my sheet music file. I don't think I had started that process when I arranged Sweet Beulah Land. At the time I posted Sweet Beulah Land on this thread I didn't know it was copywrighted.
I need to remove the pdf file attachment in this thread. Is that something I am able to do?
I understand. I search all titles that I arrange today to check if they are public domain or not. Most titles are posted in some way or another but some of us will still make mistakes from time to time.