According to the folks at www.unhappybirthday.com, "If you have seen someone singing Happy Birthday in a restaurant, a park, or at a school, you should tell ASCAP so that they can arrange for a license. If you are an offender, you should apologize and offer to pay whatever is due â€” a nickel, a quarter, a dollar â€” whatever ASCAP demands. There is an overwhelming amount of copyright infringement of Happy Birthday. Let's right the balance and tell ASCAP about every one of these violations!"
According to UrbanLegends.com, "Happy Birthday to You" brings in about $2 million in royalties annually.
Happy Friday to You,