An Un-'Happy Birthday,' Missy Higgins

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Today on Soundcheck: Singing the song "Happy Birthday To You" is the traditional way to mark the passage of another year, but the song is protected by copyright. Hear about the quest to create a new, royalty-free birthday song.

Plus, Australian singer and pianist Missy Higgins walked away from her career just as American audiences started hearing her songs in major TV shows. She performs in the studio and also explains how Sarah McLachlan helped coax her back onstage.