Saturday, Jul 25, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by David Crossland
Spiegel (22 July 2009)

“Who owns the rights to a yodel? The textless singing in rapidly changing pitch has been used since the Stone Age to seek help, express delight at the wonders of nature and woo milkmaids. Now a Munich court has to settle a copyright dispute over one of the most popular yodelling refrains.”


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