Music is omnipresent. It has a charm of its own to calm the soul. There’s music for everyone’s taste and every occasion. You could be listening to music at the moment while reading this, but are you aware of some unbelievable facts about music and the music industry?
1. Happy Birthday To You
This song is sung almost 3,50,000+ times a day but has copyrights. The Warner Music Company earns a licensing fee of $2million/year for the song. The copyright will expire in 2030 in the USA.
2. One Take Song
The ever famous song ‘ My Heart Will Go On’ wasn’t supposed to be shot at all. The director asked Celine Dion to record a demo and she nailed it in one take. It didn’t need a retake; so, the global hit is actually a demo!
3. In The Guinness Book Of World Records
Mariah Carey’s unbelievable ability to reach beyond the 7th octave had her featured in the Guinness book of world records. She is capable of hitting the highest notes ever produced by a human voice. She claims to have done so by working on the nodules of her vocal chords.
4. One Arm Drumming
Rick Allen, a famous drummer of earlier times, lost his arm in an accident. That didn’t stop him; he brought together an electronic drumkit which had additional foot triggers. He drummed using a single arm and played phenomenally well.
5. National Anthem
Japan has the shortest anthem; as short as four lines. In contrast, Greece has the longest anthem with about 158 stanzas.