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Where can you find free birthday music?

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The Free Music Archive and 1HappyBirthday.com offer free birthday music. The traditional birthday song "Happy Birthday to You" is under copyright protection in the United States until 2030, as of July 2015. These sites offer alternative birthday songs in English and Spanish.

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The origins of the traditional happy birthday song can be traced back to 1892. It was written by Mildred and Patty Hill from Kentucky. AOL Time Warner is the owner of the copyright.

The 140 alternative birthday songs on the Free Music Archive website were compiled from a contest protesting the copyright restrictions on the original birthday song.

1HappyBirthday.com offers personalized, romantic and even late birthday wishes.

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