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Sheet music for 'I Can't Do That Sum' from Babes in Toyland.
Herbert's best-known operetta, Babes in Toyland, was inspired by Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Was Founded
February 13, 1914

The story goes that Victor Herbert became aware of the need for protection of musical creators' copyrights and performance rights when he was in a hotel and he overheard someone performing a piece of music he'd written. He knew that he hadn't been paid for the use of his music in performance, and he felt that was unfair, since he had written the music. From then on, he worked hard to see that musicians received a royalty for the use of their work.
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